Reading List for May 2017

Last month I said that I found some hidden goal areas, and had spent some time working on those. That was a huge misstatement by me – what I did in April was just the tip of the iceberg. In May, I’ve spent so much time researching and figuring out what I want to achieve that I didn’t get much done.

It’s very personal stuff, and I’m not going to post specifics. I will say that I am focusing on some weak areas of mine, and that I will be a better, more well-adjusted person when I’m done.

This month’s list is only 3 books:

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung: A book that tells you how to not eat. There are also recipes in the back for when you do eat, and those lead you to a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. I’ve read too much bro-science about the benefits of fasting, and this was a book by an actual MD, so I had to see what it said. The biggest takeaway I got from it: fasting will not touch your muscle tissue. Gotta keep those gains.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (audio): At times adorably charming, and the premise is wonderful. This starts off very strong, loses momentum, and then ruins the whole thing with the admonition at the end. I went in without expectation, but the arc of this let me down.

Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott (audio): Kind of a bullet list of morning routines and chapters from other productivity and lifestyle books. I wasn’t impressed.