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

 

EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR: We Are Family

 

This week's show begins with a petite chat about Magic Mike XXL that's anything but literary, haha! We also have an interview with the ever so talented Angela Flournoy in which we discuss her novel The Turner House, among other things. Finally, we wrap up discussing a few novels whose central focus is the black family unit.

Books discussed in the Angela Flournoy segment:

The Turner House - Angela Flournoy: http://amzn.to/1VoQ4g3

Into the Go Slow - Bridget M. Davis: http://amzn.to/1JufT5v 

The Star Side of Bird - Naomi Jackson: http://amzn.to/1IgdHSr

Under the Udara Trees - Chinelo Okparanta: http://amzn.to/1Juh1pM

We Love You, Charlie Freeman - Kaitlyn Greenidge: http://amzn.to/1GyADXD 

Happiness Like Water - Chinelo Okparanta: http://amzn.to/1VoRW8D

Books discussed in the main show segment:

This Is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper: http://amzn.to/1VoRW8D

Seating Arrangements - Maggie Shipstead: http://amzn.to/1OjN9jt

Mama - Terry McMillan: http://amzn.to/1IgfyH0

A Day Late & a Dollar Short - Terry McMillan: http://amzn.to/1GyCFah

Getting to Happy - Terry McMillan: http://amzn.to/1GyCFXL

Waiting to Exhale - Terry McMillan: http://amzn.to/1IgfE1o

Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward: http://amzn.to/1OjNoLn

The Darkest Child - Delores Phillips: http://amzn.to/1MhXjme

Perfect Peace - Daniel Black: http://amzn.to/1KiCR2n

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D.Taylor: http://amzn.to/1TNP2Zp

If Sons, Then Heirs - Lorene Cary: http://amzn.to/1GyD5x6

Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward: http://amzn.to/1IgfHKr

We Ain't the Brontes - Rosalyn McMillan: http://amzn.to/1OjNAu0

Peace from Broken Pieces - Iyanla Vanzant: http://amzn.to/1MhXDBf

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