54 episodes

Reading Through Life is a weekly podcast by two best friends who would love to live inside a library. We believe that there is no better company than that towering pile of 73 unread novels you have sitting on your nightstand. And if we don’t get the quiet time to dive face first into a book each day, we get really stabby.

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Reading Through Life Sarah & Mia

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    • 4.7 • 58 Ratings

Reading Through Life is a weekly podcast by two best friends who would love to live inside a library. We believe that there is no better company than that towering pile of 73 unread novels you have sitting on your nightstand. And if we don’t get the quiet time to dive face first into a book each day, we get really stabby.

Become a patron and get exclusive bonus episodes and content each week! patreon.com/readingthroughlifepod

    Ask Us Anything!

    Ask Us Anything!

    Show notes:
    We are celebrating 50 episodes of the podcast today! We asked the listeners to send in questions they want to know about us and we had the absolute best time responding. There were many giggles to be had, as always, because we’re just a couple of weirdos who love books and making each other laugh. Here’s to the next 50 episodes!
     
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
     
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [1:30] Sarah - The Summer I Turned Pretty show
    [3:13] Mia - Episode 23, You Know You’re a Book Nerd If… 
     
    Questions Asked:
    [4:04] How did you guys meet? 
    [8:06] Why did you want to start a podcast? 
    [10:27] Where is Mia traveling to next? 
    [12:20] Dream book vacation?
    [15:10] How much do you spend on books a month/year? Do you budget? 
    [17:13] One thing on your bucket list? 
    [18:40] If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be? 
    [22:30] Any books you vehemently disagree on? 
    [23:25] If you could only recommend one book, what would it be and why?
    [26:20] You have to punch a book character in the face - who would it be and why?
    [28:01] You have a room in your house for a library, what style will it be? 
    [30:39] Library holds - how do you manage them when they all come in at once?
    [32:22] What book’s ending has shocked you the most? 
    [33:28] Favorite book of all time?
     
    Follow us on Instagram: @readingthroughlifepod
    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 36 min
    We Made Each Other Read a Book

    We Made Each Other Read a Book

    Show notes:
    We’re doing it again! We assigned each other a book to read and then waited a few weeks with nervous anticipation for the reviews. Are you taking bets? Did we love the books we were assigned to read or did we hate them? We hate to be those people, but… you’ll have to listen to find out! [insert evil laugh]
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Assigned Books:
    [1:58] The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    [3:52] The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [6:18] Sarah - IG account: Erika @dailyebookdeals
    [7:21] Mia - RTL Sad Books Mug 
     
    Other Books Mentioned:
    The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
    Columbine by Dave Cullen
    The Idea of You by Robinne Lee
    See Jane Snap by Bethany Crandell (shout out to our listener Kimberly @coffeebooksandnature on this one) 
    The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
     
    Related Links:
    Episode 28: That Time We Picked a Book For Each Other



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    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 25 min
    How to Read More Books (Minisode)

    How to Read More Books (Minisode)

    Show notes:
    We read A LOT of books and the number one question we get is how we do it. Well, never fear, we have some great tips in this minisode for you to help you read more books more frequently. It can be done, we promise! 
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [3:00] Sarah - Scribd - use this link for 60 days free!
    [4:15] Mia - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
     
    [6:35] 8 Tips on How to Read More
     
    Related Links:
    Episode 27: How to DNF a Book



    Follow us on Instagram: @readingthroughlifepod
    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 18 min
    Does This Book Go With That Book?

    Does This Book Go With That Book?

    Show notes:
    Let’s do some book matchmaking today, shall we? In the same way that restaurants will recommend a particular wine to go with your dinner, we’ll be recommending books that pair well together. Just think of us as your gourmet book connoisseurs! 
     
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
     
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [4:28] Mia - The Read Aloud Revival Podcast hosted by Sarah Mackenzie
    [6:33] Sarah - Bookish tattoos
     
    Book Pairings:
    [8:25] Mia - Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Dracul by Dacre Stoker
    [11:09] Sarah - The Idea of You by Robinne Lee, Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
    [13:18] Mia - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis, Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    [16:08] Sarah - Verity by Colleen Hoover, The Push by Ashley Audrain
    [18:10] Mia - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
    [19:55] Sarah - One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London, If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
    [22:08] Mia - City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand
    [24:15] Sarah - Olympus Texas by Stacey Swann, We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
    [25:36] Mia - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
    [27:45] Sarah - People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
     
    Follow us on Instagram: @readingthroughlifepod
    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 31 min
    What We Read in June

    What We Read in June

    Show notes:
    It’s recap time! Tune in for 10 of our June reads. We read some really great books in the month of June and have lots of 4- and 5-star reads to share. Is your TBR list growing by leaps and bounds? We hope so and we have no apologies for it.
     
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
     
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [3:08] Mia - There and Back by Jimmy Chin
    [4:33] Sarah - Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
     
    Our June Reads:
    [8:10] Mia - The Borrowed World by Franklin Horton and Ashes of the Unspeakable by Franklin Horton
    [10:43] Sarah - The Perfect Neighborhood by Liz Alterman (available July 12)
    [12:03] Mia - Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    [13:56] Sarah - Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
    [16:07] Mia - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
    [18:37] Sarah - You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
    [20:57] Mia - Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong
    [22:40] Sarah - The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd
    [24:33] Mia - If You Tell by Gregg Olsen
    [26:26] Sarah - Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
     
    Follow us on Instagram: @readingthroughlifepod
    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 29 min
    What Exactly Is Magical Realism?

    What Exactly Is Magical Realism?

    Show notes:
    Ahhh, magical realism. It’s a genre that Sarah and Mia both love because it’s like real life, with a little bit of spice. In this episode, we’ll talk about what magical realism is, how it differs from fantasy books, what we love about this genre, and of course, we’ll include some book recommendations. It’s just how we do it, folks. 
     
    Click here to join us on Patreon to get an exclusive bookish goodie every single Friday. With fun bonus episode series like: Books We Both Love, Monthly Overflow Books, Bookish Conundrums, and The New Books in Our Lives plus a private community for RTL Book Nerds only, you’re going to love being a part of our Patreon. Not only that, but you’re helping to support our show by saying I LOVE WHAT YOU DO. 
     
    Find the time stamped show notes below with links to all of the fun things we mentioned.
     
    Bookish Goodies:
    [3:50] Sarah - Storygraph
    [5:10] Mia - Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
     
    Magical Realism Reads:
    [10:08] Mia - Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    [11:02] Sarah - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
    [12:09] Mia - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    [13:58] Sarah - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    [15:38] Mia - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
    [17:11] Sarah - The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa
    [19:07] Mia - Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
    [20:39] Sarah - In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
    [21:55] Mia - The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
    [24:01] Sarah - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
     
    [25:30] Sarah’s Bonus Recs:
    One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
    Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
    The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
    Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
    Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    Practical Magic series by Alice Hoffman
     
    [26:16] Sarah’s Magical Realism TBR list:
    This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
    A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw
    Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
    The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
     
    Follow us on Instagram: @readingthroughlifepod
    Follow Sarah: @thekindredvoice
    Follow Mia: @miasutton55
     
    * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Sofiasmommy123 ,

I love Sarah & Mia!

I’ve never ever listened to podcasts before this one! I could just never connect or feel interested or entertained but that’s not the case with these two! I feel comfy and laid back as if I’m hanging with friends talking about things I love plus they always make me laugh 😆

stephanie10137 ,

For book lovers everywhere!!

This is my favorite book podcast! Sarah and Mia are a joy to listen to and it really feels like a cozy evening talking to friends about great books! This podcast always starts my morning off right and they do such a wonderful job!!

aphehn ,

Fantastic Find!

“Major dreams of living in a library” gets me every time I listen to this new find!
Been listening for a few months and appreciate Sarah and Mia’s insight on books.

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