Saturday, 17 March 2012

Book Review: Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

Hi there!
In my February Favorites I mentioned that I've been reading the whole Shopaholic Series, and now I want to review it for you guys. I know it's super popular and stuff, but I'm sure some of you will still enjoy a review of the full series ;)
I'm gonna try and not focus too much on the story, but let me summarize it all for you a little first:
Book #1: The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic - Becky Bloomwood, who is a financial journalist, gives other people advice on how to spend their money while she herself is in total dept because she loves to shop.
Book #2: Shopaholic Abroad - Becky goes to New York with her boyfriend Luke and has to face all kinds of difficulties, from shopping again to her boyfriend's Mom.
Book #3 Shopaholic Ties The Knot - Luke proposes to Becky, and she wants to have the perfect wedding. But there are huge plans being made about the ceremony and she gets in real trouble.
Book #4: Shopaholic & Sister - Becky finds out she has a long-lost sister and wants to share everything with her. But they couldn't be more different.
Book #5: Shopaholic & Baby - Becky finds out she's pregnant, and she's super happy about it. But it's all more difficult than she thinks, especially with her obstetrician who turns out to be Luke's ex girlfriend.
Book #6: Mini Shopaholic - Becky's little daughter is super stubborn and in addition to dealing with her, she wants to throw a surprise party for her husband.
Super duper short summary of every book, and it's really just the main part. There are of course more things happening, but that would be too much to mention that here. You can read about all of the stories on the book cover pictures I'm putting here, too. I only don't have one of the first book, sorry about that. Make sure you enlarge the pictures to read them!
Now, the thing with the main character, Becky, is that she ALWAYS gets herself in trouble. It's like, nothing can happen right, there's always a glitch. You would think that this fact makes it a bit repetitive, and it is from time to time, but it's so funny all the time that I don't have a problem with it. It's like, every book starts with "OK. Don't panic. Everything's gonna be fine." or something in that direction, and it's really hilarious! And even though she does the craziest things, it all seems totally likely to happen and makes all of the books appear very "real". And since the main character has a few flaws, us people can relate better to it since we're not perfect, either. Sounds lame, but it is like that ;)
The stories of all of the books is very fun and original, and even though it's "just" a chick-lit, I think it's quite creative, too. Sophie Kinsella writes in a light, easy-to-read way and that makes it a great pleasure read. Very enjoyable, and nice to just read on at night. I do find, though, that I always want to know how the story goes on and I can't put the book away ;) I already reviewed other Sophie Kinsella books, Remember Me? *click* and Can You Keep A Secret? *click*, and those were just as much fun.
I also really like the fact that after a few chapters there are always letters and stuff that just show the thoughts and proceeding of the story a little! :)
The only thing is that the topics of the series are all used up after a while, and I found the last book, Mini Shopaholic, to be a little disappointing. But all of the others were great!
I don't want to do any spoilers in this review, so all I'm still gonna say is that I really recommend this series, it's great to read and if you look for something for the beach or just to relax, you could definitely go for this one!
Mini Shopaholic is the last book in the series, but I think that the end is open enough for a sequel. Maybe one day there'll be a new book in the series? The first part of the series was also turned into a movie, but I haven't seen that one yet.
Do you like Sophie Kinsella books, especially the Shopaholic ones?
xoxo, Misch


  1. I read Book #1 some time ago and enjoyed it a lot, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed Can you keep a secret? I think that would make a great film, actually.
    I might read other books in this series though.

    1. Yes, I totally agree on the movie idea! that would be great ;)
      I'm sure you'd enjoy them, but to be honest I also liked Can You Keep A Secret a little better ;)


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