Books – May 2020

House Rules by Chloe Neill
Chemistry by C. L. Lynch,
Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World by Michael Pollan,
Fortune’s Folly by Sara King,
Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again by Traci Mann

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Whenever I’m in the mood to read about vampire sexy times and vampire politics I pick up a new Chicagoland Vampires novel. Number seven in the series, House Rules, does not disappoint.

Chemistry is a delightful zombie romance. You might think, “But Liz, how can a flesh-eating zombie have a romance?” Dear friend, you must read this book to find out. Lynch makes it work beautifully.

I believe Caffeine is only available on Audible. I was able to listen to it for free as it was part of one of their monthly originals. I have long struggled with caffeine. I love it but it can trigger hypomania and makes me unable to sleep. So I’m supposed to avoid it. But it is hard to do. This audiobook does a great job of breaking down what caffeine is doing to your brain and why it can be so difficult to do without it.

Fortune’s Folly is book two in the Outer Bounds series. There is a lot to unpack here. Vast interstellar human race building upon the ruins of a plague destroyed alien species. Lots of fun alien tech, complex human society, and wonderful characterization.

I recommend Secrets From the Eating Lab to anyone who as ever dieted or thought about dieting. I’ve read other books that tell you the statistics behind weight loss but this book really goes into the science of why long term weight loss is largely not possible and how exercising is the real key to healthier living.