Book: Lessons In Chemistry
Author: Bonnie Garmus
This is my 62nd read for the year
This is the story of Elizabeth Zott-a woman in the early 1960s who desperately wants to be a chemist. Like most women at that time in history, she is having a hard time finding anyone who will take her seriously. That is until she meets Calvin Evans- a famous scientist that just seems to get her. They fall for each other through their love of science. However - when tragedy strikes, Elizabeth finds herself a single mother trying to find a way to support her small family. She is invited to be the host of a cooking show where she tries to incorporate chemistry into cooking with her audience and what happens is she starts to change the status quo for women.
This was a great book. It has been a while since I have read something that I enjoyed so much. The popularity of this book scared me, not going to lie. Usually, I end up not liking those books. But this time? It was a fantastic read. It is well written, and I even found myself chuckling at the lines from time to time. This is a book about women being seen. And the author does a wonderful job of balancing a good story with a great message. Highly recommend!