Title: Shopaholic & Sister
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: The Dial Press
Publish Date: 2004
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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?"
My Two Cents:
and Sister" is the fourth book in the Shopaholic series. While it isn't
necessary to read the previous three books (you will get the fourth
book without reading them), you may appreciate the book a little bit
more if you read the other books as you will have a better understanding
and appreciation for the characters in the book.
In this book,
Becky, the Shopaholic, discovers that her parents may be hiding the fact
that she has a secret sister. After a minor falling out with her best
friend and a possible falling out with her husband, Luke, Becky is sure
that she is going to be best friends with her newly found half-sister.
As with the previous Shopaholic books, hilarity ensues! I continue to
enjoy this series because it is so funny.
Becky is totally unlike
me (I am pretty conservative when it comes to shopping and spending
money) but I love living vicariously through her. She is definitely a
loveable character that you will find yourself rooting for throughout
the book. These books are a lot of fun and great for when you are
looking for a light read that will thoroughly entertain you.
listened to this book through audiobook through my local library. This
was a great choice as an audiobook. I find that I can't really listen to
books that are too serious unless they are absolutely engaging in every
single way because I'm usually listening at the gym and well, I sort of
want to take my mind off of the fact that I'm at the gym. This book
definitely had me chuckling to myself.
Overall, this is a great light read!