Daisy Buchanan is the author most recently of the memoir The Sisterhood: A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me, a book about growing up as the eldest of six girls. She and I talked about the books she recommend to her sisters, why Judy Blume’s novels have been so formative for so many of us, what book covers featuring the back of a woman’s head have going for them, and more.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
The Sisterhood: A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me, by Daisy Buchanan
I Love You More Than You Know: Essays, by Jonathan Ames
The Blessing, by Nancy Mitford
Anybody Out There, by Marian Keyes
What a Carve Up! , by Jonathan Coe
Oh My God What a Complete Aisling, by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Forever, by Judy Blume
Flowers in the Attic, by V C Andrews
Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, by Sarah Knight
The Time of Indifference, by Alberto Moravia
The Neapolitan Novels, by Elena Ferrante
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
How to Be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Sex and Rage, by Eve Babitz
Scribble Scribble, by Nora Ephron
Delight, by JB Priestley
The Flatshare, by Beth O’Leary
Our Life in a Day, by Jamie Fewery
Machines Like Me, by Ian McEwan
The Parisian, by Isabella Hamma
Going Solo: My choice to become a single mother using a donor, by Genevieve Roberts
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)
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