Lauren Groff - You're Booked

This week on You're Booked we're talking to the hugely acclaimed, bestselling author Lauren Groff! Lauren is our favourite type of guest - a massive, voracious and indiscriminate reader. Lauren is the three-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, ArcadiaFates and Furies and Matrix plus the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Her latest book is the amazing The Vaster Wilds. We talked to her about inappropriate early (caveman) reads, the joy of a huge book, Shakespeare's suckiest plays and reading poetry to your dog. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting


Daisy Buchanan - Limelight

Lauren Groff - The Vaster Wilds

Lauren Groff - Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff - Matrix

Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace

George Eliot - Middlemarch

Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Else Holmelund Minarik - Little Bear

Jean M. Auel - Clan of the Cave Bear

Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint

Aesop - Fables

Francoise Sagan - Bonjour Tristesse

EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady

Katherine May - Wintering

Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing

Vasily Grossman - Life and Fate

Cervantes - Don Quixote

Jen Beagin - Big Swiss

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Jon Fosse - Septology

Lucy Ellmann - Ducks Newburyport

Zadie Smith - On Beauty

Zadie Smith - NW

Zadie Smith - Changing My Mind

David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest

Monica Heisey - Really Good Actually

Julia Whelan - My Oxford Year

Julia Whelan - Thank You For Listening

Emily Dickinson - Collected Poems

Kaveh Akbar - Pilgrim Bell

Kaveh Akbar - Martyr

Ada Limon - The Carrying

Homer / Emily Wilson - Iliad

Homer / Emily Wilson - The Odyssey

Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare - Hamlet

Shakespeare - Richard III

Shakespeare - Pericles

Katherine Heiny - Single Carefree Mellow

Rachel Cusk - Outline

Christopher Isherwood - Berlin Stories

Sean DeLear - I Could Not Believe It

Jenny Erpenbeck - Kairos

Don DeLillo - Libra

Don DeLillo - White Noise

Don DeLillo - Underworld

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