Sunday 21 November 2010

Review: Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic 6

Genre: Chick-lit
Pages: 432
Published: 2010

Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.

With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?

Becky and Luke live with her parents since they can't find a house. The country is suffering from an economical crisis, and people have to cut back. Becky wants to shop, her daughter Minnie is out of control and then Becky wants to throw a party for Luke. It's bound to be a disaster.

My thoughts:
The book is fun as always but by now, well I mean it's not as funny because she is an addict and she really needs help. Some serious help. Because even if it's not as bad as before she is out of control, and Minnie is showing the signs of a future shopaholic. So no, addiction is not funny now when this is book 6.

What to say about this one, she is silly as always, she loves a good deal, she hides things from Luke. I do feel for him, and I wonder how he puts up with it. Minnie, she is a little kid so no wonder she runs around like crazy.

This book is no longer laugh out loud, but it still gives me a few smiles, and the ending gives room for yet another book. Where I really hope she will get some professional help.

What I do like are those letters here and there in the book. Becky is sending some financial advice to the government, that is hysterical.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
If you like Kinsella then I am sure you will enjoy this one too, because in the end it is still amusing because Becky is just insane. But I do wished it would have been funnier.

Reason for reading:
Chick-lit makes me happy, and I want to know happens.

Fun and cute


  1. I was wondering whether its getting stale now!

  2. B,

    I've never read this series - not much blood and violence in chic-lit. LOL

    I am glad you enjoy the series - but I agree, it sounds like she needs some help.


  3. I just got this from my mom. She liked it a lot and I'm sure I'll enjoy it too.

  4. Mystica
    Yes sadly I feel it has :(

    Lol, yes not blood or violence in sweet chick-lit...oh wouldn't that be cool zombie chick-lit

    I am sure you will like it, it was good, it just wasn't great

  5. I just bought this ebook the other day. I still have a few of the last ones to read - I think I may just start at the beginning again. I've been wondering how long she'll keep the series going. I guess as long as people keep buying them. Hope you have a great Sunday Linda!

  6. Oh dear. I hate it when authors drag things out. :(

  7. Hmm, sometimes I'd rather wish for more from a series than think a series was dragged out. Does that make sense? Maybe I'll wait for the paperback or borrow it from the library. Nice review.

  8. I stopped after one of these books. Good for you that you're still hanging in there. ;)

  9. Dar
    Thank you for stopping by :) I hope you will have a wonderful week with Sammy!

    Like Evanovich 'sighs*

    It does make sense, and I would say..library

    I just can't let go

  10. I like Kinsella's books, but have never been able to get into her shopaholic books.

  11. I am not a chick-lit person and shopaholic should be cured not written short not my piece of cake. I still love your reviews, though!

  12. I have book one but haven't read it yet!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I haven't read the shopaholic books although it's been recommended to me. Guess I should go for the first books before I delve into this one. Thanks for the review.

  14. Excellent review! I read the first book last year and it was one of my favorites. The second book just annoyed me. She was doing the same things she did in book #1. It just got annoying. So, I never read the rest and it doesn't sound as if the series gets better. This probably would have been best with just the first book and not as a series.

  15. How did I not know there was a new book out in this series? I love Becky Brandon! Thanks for the heads up that it isn't as funny as the others.

  16. I love Shopaholic, but I hate ideas that are too drawn out...I'll probably give it a go someday...if it falls in my lap haha :) Great review!

  17. Hey Blodeuedd!!! Just poppin in to see how you are my friend!!! I hope you had a great weekend! And I hope Bf is well too!

    Great review hon!!! I hope all has been great! Hugs!!!

  18. I agree that the book was fun and typical Becky, but the story is getting a bit old after so many books and her not really learning anything.

  19. One of the reasons that this series stopped appealing to me is because Becky really does have a problem and I just found her constant spending to be so frustrating that it took away from my pleasure in the story.

  20. Alyce
    I prefer those over her other books, I just find them more fun :)

    Oh chick-lit for you, I just love it, co I need to laugh

    Lol, get yo it ;)

    Def start with teh first, and work your way up, sadly already with book 4 or something I felt it all had been played out

  21. Yvonne
    I know, it was so fun then the concept just came back and back, nothing except for a husband, new sister and baby

    I would not have know either if I didn't stalk my library homepage ;)

    Thank you library for getting it for me :) perhaps it will fall in your lap if you pass a library too

  22. Cecile
    All well, thanks hon! I hope you had a good weekend and will have a great thanksgiving

    Hm, give them a go :)

    Honestly should she not have learnt? And how can Luke just stand by and do nothing

  23. My friend read these and she just find them fun...

    I admit I am not a chic lit chic... not enough underhanded dastardly deeds for me...

    Love your thought..


  24. Eh
    Lol, not enough dastardly deeds ;)
    But hey there can be some really bitchy women in them



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