Sophie Kinsella has conquered the hearts of millions with her New York Times bestselling Shopaholic novels, which feature the irresistible one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood. Now Becky's back in a hilarious, heartwarming tale of married life, best friends, and long- lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!). What's a round-the-world honeymoon if you can't buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the Chinese urns and twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong...the five kilim rugs from Turkey...the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka...the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)... Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky's even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn't have a new job yet! Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky's feeling rather blue--when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She's convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They'll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together. Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood's sister can't...hate shopping?
Finally! I've been waiting for ages to finish reading all Shopaholic books by the brilliant Sophie Kinsella and last Tuesday, I finished reading Shopaholic and Sister. All Shopaholic books are definitely must-reads!
In this installation, Bex and Luke have come to the end of their honeymoon and decide to go back home. Becky envisions heart-warming reunions and fab parties...but she comes home to find that she has a half-sister who absolutely hates shopping, her best friend Suze has found another best friend...and her marriage is falling apart because of her $2,000 Angel bag (and her spending spree).
I could relate to Becky's insanely impulsive attitude towards decision-making AND spending her (and her husband's) hard-earned money. The only thing is, I realize it's a problem--but she doesn't. She thinks everything is perfect and that the reason for Luke's waning attention could be because she didn't put the CDs in their respective cases. This book is absolutely hilarious! And it is also the only Shopaholic book that brought me to tears---literally! AND! I have fallen in love with Luke Brandon-yet again. :p Who doesn't want a guy like him?
Anyway, I really love Sophie Kinsella's approach in writing the story. Every scene and character was described so vividly, it was never a bore to read! Just like Harry Potter...only posh and pink! :)
Now I definitely WANT to read all of SK's other books.
Next week--The Undomestic Goddess / Remember Me?