What Am I Reading This Week – March 23, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is a surprisingly poignant story so far. The things the main character had to endure are horrifying and unfortunately, more than likely, were taking place in the 1960’s. Even as I write this I’m shaking my head about the injustices.

  • Genre: Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
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 as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes 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. But 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. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica Olson combined my two favorite genres: mystery/thriller and fantasy with a magic system. I enjoyed everything about this story and hated for it to end. I don’t think it really read like YA but it is still fine for that age group.

  • Genre: Fantasy Thriller (YA)
  • Pages: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press
  • Publication Date: March 29, 2022
From the author of Sing Me Forgotten comes a lush new fantasy novel with an art-based magic system, romance, and murder… Myra has a gift many would kidnap, blackmail, and worse to control: she’s a portrait artist whose paintings alter people’s bodies. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone. But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Once she arrives at the legendary stone mansion, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. A killer stalks these halls–one disturbingly obsessed with portrait magic. Desperate to get out of the manor as quickly as possible, Myra turns to the governor’s older son for help completing the painting before the secret she spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth looks very good and the early reviews have been largely positive. I’m looking forward to starting this book in a few days.

  • Genre: Domestic Thriller
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
THE HUSBAND A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself. THE DAUGHTERS Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money. THE FORMER WIFE With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is. THE YOUNGER WIFE Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses in all of them?

What are you reading? Do you love it?

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

22 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – March 23, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. Lessons in Chemistry was an excellent book IMO. And those injustices she went through are terrible, but I sure loved her spirit.

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