Here’s Your New Year Reading List

Starting a reading goal with no clue what you even like to read? Fret not. We have some recs to kick off the new year and add some pages to that Goodreads account. For When You Need to Get Your [...]


Photo: Patricia Lockwood with her father on her first communion.   About The Book: This memoir by poet Patricia Lockwood chronicles life with her parents as a 30-something, after unexpected [...]

Cheat Sheet: What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw

In this novel, Leah Stewart’s characters spend a lot of time in their own heads — as any good actor does. Always seeking out their true motivations and the difference between truth and [...]

Cheat Sheet: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Because this book is an extension of Jenny’s blog, The Blogess, it reads less like a novel and more like a collection of ridiculously funny stories — interspersed with some real-af moments [...]

Cheat Sheet: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies is told from alternating points of view, flipping between the present and the six-month timeline leading up to trivia night. Police notes and interviews from the night are [...]

Personal History Cheat Sheet

A chapter-by-chapter look at Personal History by Katharine Graham, courtesy of your friends at Wordplay With The Sway. If you think this synapsis is long, it’s clear you didn’t read the [...]

A Visit from the Goon Squad

The bizarre chronology and multiple perspective shifts of this Pulitzer Prize Winner (which some have called a collection of linked short stories) makes for a chapter-by-chapter guide that is [...]

Being Mortal: Book Club Cheat Sheet

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Book by Atul Gawande - The Sway's October Book Club pick.

Fitness Junkie Cheat Sheet

Chapter by chapter guide to Fitness Junkie for those of you who didn't read the book but don't want to miss the discussion.

#GIRLBOSS: The busy chick’s chapter guide

Introduction Since the first release of #GIRLBOSS in 2014, Sophia Amoruso turned thirty-one, got married, dealt with layoffs for the first time in Nasty Gal history, and stepped down as CEO of [...]