Friday, April 2, 2010

The Shopaholic Series

since my recent posts were mainly about what i bought when i went shopping this past week, i thought it'd be nice to talk about Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic Series. the first book in the series, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (published as Confessions of a Shopaholic here in the United States), came out in 2000 and 2001 respectively. it introduces Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist, and her shopping woes. she loves to shop even though she has pretty much maxed out her credit cards and have numerous overdrafts. and the worst part is, she doesn't want to face the reality that she needs to stop shopping and actually sort out her financial situation.

the second book in the series is Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (aka Shopaholic Abroad). this book starts out with Becky having her financial woes sorted out, being good at her new television job, and being happy with her new boyfriend, Luke Brandon. they stay in New York for Luke's new business deals... and well, i guess we can all figure out what happens with a shopaholic let loose in New York.

i actually haven't read the third book, Shopaholic Ties the Knot. but i'm gonna swing by our local library to borrow it. i enjoyed the other four books in the series, so i'm pretty sure i will like this as well. :)

in Shopaholic & Sister, we find Becky having the time of her life with now-husband Luke in their almost year-long honeymoon, traveling all over the world. she goes back to England to surprise her parents, but she finds she's the one surprised instead. her parents tell her that she has a half-sister... who turns out to be just the complete opposite of her. :)

Shopaholic & Baby is the last book in the series (it was kinda sad when i was almost to the end of the book). for starters, Becky has her finances under control (sort of), thanks to her businessman husband, Luke, they are living happily together... and they're having a baby! Becky happily awaits the arrival of their firstborn by, what else: shopping! however, the entrance of her new celebrity obstetrician (who also happens to be Luke's college girlfriend), Venetia Carter, threatens their marriage.

if you are looking for some light reading to relax or just for fun, i absolutely recommend that you read the Shopaholic series. some parts may be a bit blah, like the parts when they talk about finance and stuff like that, but other than that i found them really interesting and fun to read. plus, for those of us living here in the U.S. and in other countries, it gives a peek on how it's like in England. i had fun trying to imagine the places described in the books. :)

i have yet to watch the movie, which is based on the first two books. but when i do get the chance to watch it, maybe i will write a post comparing the books from the movie. :)

have you guys seen the movie or read the books? did you like it/them?
*all images are from Google*


  1. I love your blog! Thanks for following me :) I am definitely now following you!!!

  2. I saw the movie of the first book! and i liked it.
    Didn't know there were so many books in the series :P

  3. Really Petite-- thank you! :)

    Koo-- i didn't know there were 5 books at first either. i should really watch the movie. :)

  4. i love the movie!
    and thank you very much for following<3

  5. I actually saw the second book at the store today and I was thinking about getting it, but I didn't:P

  6. ahhh shopaholic books used to be one of my favs!! although I didn't like the movie very much :(

  7. Vivian-- no prob! :)

    Sandra-- if you get the chance to read them, i hope you do. and i hope you like them. :)

    jenhe-- from the trailer i saw that they changed a lot of things from the book. thanks for commenting! :)

  8. I saw the movie and read only the 1st book.

    This is a good post about the series and thank you for somehow convincing me to read the others!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  9. I adore the movie Shopaholic!!!
    Very funny and fashionable))))

    Cute blog!!! ;)

  10. Marie-- :)

    Mary-- thanks! i really should watch the movie now. :)

  11. I love those books so far. I've only read Shopaholic Ties the Knot and Shopaholic & Baby (not in the right order!) because I'm waiting for the others to be available at my local library.

    The movie made me laugh!

  12. Gaby-- hey! i borrowed the books from my local library as well. :) a lot has said that they liked the movie too. :)

  13. i haven't really read it. but i heard they were really good. i should find some time to see for myself.

  14. Carrie-- when you find the time, i hope you get to read them. :D

  15. ooh sounds interesting and I love England! :)

    I seriously need to read these!

    I heard the movie was good!