Lessons In Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus


Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.

Like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (‘combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride’) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo


What an original story about a strong leading woman and science. My two favourite things.

I loved Zott’s character and the unique story line… it’s didn’t necessarily end up where I thought it would but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The setting was so vivid and I could almost see it all unfolding with some great descriptions and colour!

Loved the uplifting elements and hope (and honestly) that is sprinkled throughout the book.

I gave it a 4/5 rather than a 5/5 as I didn’t find it unputdownable but this may a me problem – as in a huge reading slump in July!

I would recommend this story.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s