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 FIFTY-SIX: Reader Recommendations Vol. 3 [featuring @brandonrambles]

You get two episodes this week! In Tahmeka's absence, I spoke with Brandon Taylor, a PhD candidate in biochemistry and an avid reader, to get some recommendations. What follows is a discussion that includes the aforementioned recommendations as well as random musings about things that are literary adjacent.

Brandon's Recommendations: 

Swallowed By The Cold - Jensen Beach: 

Arcade - Drew Nellins Smith:  

Boy Erased - Garrard Conley: 

The Narrow Door - Paul Lisicky: 

The Border Of Paradise - Esme Weijun Wang: 

Private Citizens - Tommy Tulathimutte: 

Disgruntled - Asali Solomon: 

Ladivine - Marie Ndiaye: 

Dinosaurs On Other Planets - Danielle McLaughlin: