Better Than The Movie

...because the book normally is!

Better Than The Movie is a podcast for people who love reading diversely, books, book news, and issues related to literacy and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage our readers to look beyond the best sellers lists and  discover new voices and stories. 

We are The Readers, the people who the publishing world should be catering to, but oftentimes  don't . We are smart. We are funny. We are sometimes a little snarky. And we always, ALWAYS, think that the book is better than the movie



After an unplanned hiatus, we're back and talkin' smack! Ok...not really, I just couldn't resist the rhyme. The main theme of this week's show is novels featuring mother/daughter relationships. Before we dig in, however, we discuss a variety of literary related items as well as give some updates regarding the future of Better Than the Movie.

Articles Discussed:

American Writers Museum to Open in Chicago in 2017:

NaNoWriMo article:

Amazon Article:

Clarissa Article: 

List of Books From Episode: 

God Help The Child  - Toni Morrison

White Oleander - Janet Fitch

Breath, Eyes, Memory - Edwidge Danticat

Claire of the Sea Light - Edwidge Danticat

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison

The Darkest Child - Delores Phillips

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold

Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells

Carrie - Stephen King

Where’d You Go Bernadette - Maria Semple

72 Hour Hold - Bebe Moore Campbell

Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

Girl In Translation - Jean Kwok

Third Girl From the Left - Martha Southgate

The Center of Everything - Laura Moriarty

Mama - Terry McMillan