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




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:

Into the Go Slow - Bridget M. Davis: 

The Star Side of Bird - Naomi Jackson:

Under the Udara Trees - Chinelo Okparanta:

We Love You, Charlie Freeman - Kaitlyn Greenidge: 

Happiness Like Water - Chinelo Okparanta:

Books discussed in the main show segment:

This Is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper:

Seating Arrangements - Maggie Shipstead:

Mama - Terry McMillan:

A Day Late & a Dollar Short - Terry McMillan:

Getting to Happy - Terry McMillan:

Waiting to Exhale - Terry McMillan:

Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward:

The Darkest Child - Delores Phillips:

Perfect Peace - Daniel Black:

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D.Taylor:

If Sons, Then Heirs - Lorene Cary:

Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward:

We Ain't the Brontes - Rosalyn McMillan:

Peace from Broken Pieces - Iyanla Vanzant:

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