You don’t need to be a science whiz to deduce the appeal of Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry. The #1 New York Times bestseller follows Elizabeth Zott, a gifted chemist who unexpectedly falls into a new life of motherhood, becomes a TV cooking-show star, and transforms into an early feminist icon in 1960s America.
Lessons in Chemistry was recently adapted into an Apple TV+ series starring Brie Larson. If all the buzz has you searching for books like Lessons in Chemistry, we’ve got the list for you. The novels below bubble over with witty dialogue, compelling characters, and strong female leads, just like Garmus’s acclaimed novel.