A Christmas Novel From The 1New York Times Bestselling Author Of I Owe You One.Celebrate Christmas With The Ultimate Shopaholic 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sophie Kinsella Is Back With A New Laugh Out Loud Adventure Featuring Becky Brandon N E Bloomwood. Hilarious, delightful, heartwarming I couldn t be excited that Becky Brandon n e Bloomwood is back in this latest installment to the Shopaholic Series This is one series that I eagerly and patiently wait for the next installment Thank you so much, SOPHIE KINSELLA for writing such a fabulous and entertaining character I absolutely adore Becky and you CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC did not disappoint me at all in fact it exceeded all my expectations CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC Shopaholic 9 by SOPHIE KINSELLA is a lighthearted, entertaining, and fun festive read that had me laughing out loud hysterically right from the very start You can t help but fall in love with Becky and be amused by all of her farcical antics She is definitely a one of a kind character that is so darn entertaining and lovely SOPHIE KINSELLA delivers a fast paced, amusing, fun, and well written read here that has us following along with Becky as she has been tasked to host Christmas for the very first time This book was extremely fun and I was definitely entertained by Becky and all of her holiday season mishaps.Norma s Stats Cover An intriguing, festive, adorable, lovely, amusing, colorful, and whimsical book cover that depicts this storyline well.Title The title speaks for itself Writing Prose Humorous, engaging, fun, smart, and well written Plot Engaging, fast paced, fun, cute, captivating, humorous, heartfelt, and entertaining.Ending I was thoroughly touched and moved in the end leaving me with a great big satisfied smile on my face Definitely a feel good ending Overall I loved spending time with Becky She is by far my most favourite character ever I want to be Becky s BFF This book will definitely put you in the holiday spirit Would highly recommend Thank you so much to NetGalley, The Dial Press Random House Publishing Group and Sophie Kinsella for the opportunity to read this fabulous book I absolutely loved the escape into Becky s world Review can also be seen on Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog Review coming soon. 4.5 5 starsI am a big Sophie Kinsella fan and a huge fan of the Shopaholic series Christmas Shopaholic is the ninth book in the Shopaholic series The eighth book was written in 2015 So it has been a few years since I read the last book I read it when it came out.I was so excited when I found out that there was going to be a new book in this series This series is Chick Lit The narrator is Becky 1st person POV.Can you read this book without having read the previous books in the series You would definitely be able to follow the story without having read any of the other books However, I feel like this book was meant for fans of the series You would not know any of the backstory or know any of the characters For me most of this book is about Becky and her relationships And I don t feel like it would be the same experience to read this book without knowing any of her story.In Christmas Shopaholic Becky is supposed to host Christmas for the first time The book is about all of the mishaps that occur during the time leading up to the holiday And then we get to experience Christmas Shopaholic style.Becky can be a bit much at times The author has to balance her crazy buying habits with humor There is a fine line between finding Becky charming and adorable and finding her spending ridiculous.This book features all of our favorite characters We get to see Becky s husband Luke, her daughter Minnie, her mom and dad, her sister Jess, her best friend Suze, and her mom s best friend Janice It was honestly so nice to be able to revisit all of these amazing characters They made this book so special.This story takes place around Christmastime And there is some really funny stuff in this book In the very beginning I found a few things annoying But the author knows exactly how to write this character And the last half was superb The stuff with her new friend Steph was amazing The stuff with the billiard s club was beyond funny One of my favorite things about this series is how the author seems to tie so much stuff together Becky will buy something or do something and it seems ridiculous at the time But then somehow it will become relevant later in the book There were so many things that happened earlier in this book that got brought back into the story in a brilliant way Kudos to the author for being able to do this seamlessly.Overall I really enjoyed this book The last chapters of this book were perfection And the ending was epic If you loved the previous books in this series then you will love this newest book Thank you so much to netgalley and Random House Publishing Group Random House The Dial Press for allowing me to read this book This is one of my most anticipated reads I love Becky After finishing Shopaholic to the Rescue and thinking that would probably be the last book in the series, I was absolutely thrilled to discover there was a new one out I was even thrilled when I received an ARC on Netgalley I m a huge fan of Becky Brandon n e Bloomwood and the Shopaholic series Christmas Shopaholic did not disappoint There are many laugh out loud moments as Becky takes on the overwhelming task of hosting Christmas for the first time Between the array of requests and expectations and a simmering family feud, Becky must navigate the trials and tribulations of family, friends, an ex boyfriend and the spirit of Christmas.not to mention finding the perfect gift for her husband A lighthearted and entertaining read that had me giggling and shaking my head at Becky s shenanigans A delightful, heartwarming book that is perfect for the fall Loved it Absolutely recommend It has been quite a while since I ve read one of the Shopaholic books and it s safe for me to say that Becky has grown somewhat She still makes bad choices with her shopping, and now she is also making bad choices about how she appears to others maybe she always has, but mainly I m reading this as a standalone instead of part of the series it has been that long since I ve read one of these Becky may be flighty at times and worry too much about what others think of her, but she is a good mother, a warm person and a very caring friend daughter and sister.She has a lot of cringe worthy moments in this book, and at times the book seems to make little sense for me it was the hamster scene However, everything works out in the end.I think one of the reasons I had some problems with this story line is that I see too much of myself in Becky s character I also shop for what I think I ll need in the future store things away and then forget about them and do most of my shopping from the computer and get stuck with things that aren t quite right Another problem I had was with her sister half step Jess, and her ridiculous to me demands on what is appropriate to spend your money on after all, it s your cash and your business what you do with it.A fun, funny, light and fast read that brings the spirit of Christmas to the fore ARC supplied by the publisher. You know that friend that you go years without contact, yet you are so comfortable that you pick right up where you left off Well that is me with Becky Brandon Bloomwood This girl has seen me through some hard times I have missed Becky and her outgoing, quirky, sometimes socially unacceptable personality I was so excited to see a new Shopaholic book and a Christmas one at that So for those of you who don t know Becky there is a whole series, except this is a perfect stand alone No need to read the previous books, except you will want to after you read this I think I read my first Shopaholic book in 2000 Honestly I completely forgot about the series since I have not read any in years, this was literally like going back in time Very nostalgic, it was like indulging in some comfort food for the soul.Back to Becky This girl is like a Bridget Jones with fashion style and an addiction to shopping Becky believes in buying everything in excess, no matter what it is Why order one turkey when you can order three just in casein case what I don t know, but this is how Becky rolls When Becky is nominated by the family to host Christmas, it throws her into a buying frenzy As always, the crazy antics continueshe loves to send random letters and the responses are always hilarious From 30 lbs of frozen salmon on the front lawn, to getting locked in a pet store with loose hamsters Becky never disappoints Fingers crossed for another Becky book soon Thank you so much to the publisher Random House for this adorable, fun ARC Thanks so much for Sophie Kinsella for turning out another great Shopaholic book We love Becky Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood hosts Christmaswhat could go wrong I had forgotten why I liked these books so much when I was younger This was cute, clever, sweet, and Christmasy This is apparently the eighth book in the Shopaholic series, and clearly I missed a few in the middle Reading it reminded me why I liked Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood so much Kinsella s lovably kooky heroine does Christmas this time, and it makes for a lovely, light read Theoretically, the schtick should be stale on these books by now, but Becky s madcap adventures don t seem to get old the way one would expect Kinsella has done well allowing the character to grow and evolve without losing what makes Becky her wonderful self Terrifically enjoyable brain candy with smart humor and less schlock than your average chick lit book I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Rating 4.5 StarsI am always excited, when I find out about a new Sophie Kinsella release, but I was even excited, when I found out we were getting a new Shopaholic book Over the years, and over quite a few books, I have developed a special fondness for Becky She is a bit of lovable screwball, and always flounders a bit, but in the end, she comes out on top, and she does so in a way that is lovely and heartwarming It was such a treat to catch up with Becky This time, she had taken on the challenge of hosting the family Christmas celebration And, lo and behold, everyone seemed to be coming family and extended family As always, there were many zany and humorous happenings, but they were all punctuated by those heartfelt moments, that I have grown to expect from Kinsella The final chapter actually left me in happy tears There was this really beautiful moment, when Jess give out her gifts I was trying to hold back my tears during that part, and then that word Becky gifted Luke with was so sweet and wonderful, my floodgates had to let the happy tears flow As always, I had a wonderful time with a character I have grown to love ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS It has been quite a while since I ve read one of the Shopaholic books and it s safe for me to say that Becky has grown somewhat She still makes bad choices with her shopping, and now she is also making bad choices about how she appears to others maybe she always has, but mainly I m reading this as a standalone instead of part of the series it has been that long since I ve read one of these Becky may be flighty at times and worry too much about what others think of her, but she is a good mother, a warm person and a very caring friend daughter and sister.She has a lot of cringe worthy moments in this book, and at times the book seems to make little sense for me it was the hamster scene However, everything works out in the end.I think one of the reasons I had some problems with this story line is that I see too much of myself in Becky s character I also shop for what I think I ll need in the future store things away and then forget about them and do most of my shopping from the computer and get stuck with things that aren t quite right Another problem I had was with her sister half step Jess, and her ridiculous to me demands on what is appropriate to spend your money on after all, it s your cash and your business what you do with it.A fun, funny, light and fast read that brings the spirit of Christmas to the fore ARC supplied by the publisher. Don t panic Don t panic Just go to and preorder this book right now and all will be well When you think of it, it really is an investment because it will go up in price when it comes out and it s always best to be ahead of the game spoken in my best Becky Brandon, nee Bloomwood voice After returning to England from the States, Becky is all grown up and is a wonderful mama mum She has a good job, working for her best friend, Suze and is living in a fab house in the village Her marriage is solid and while Minnie hasn t become a big sister yet, Becky is enjoying life But the holidays are rolling around and this year, it s Becky s turn to host Christmas In true Becky form, she gets herself into many scrapes and sticky situations and she always manages to surprise everyone along the way I feel I have grown up along with Becky over the years and I can honestly say this is the best installment yet Maybe because we in similar phases of life and I can relate to this Becky Regardless, Sophie Kinsella truly delivers with Christmas Shopaholic It will be so fun to read over the holidays in the middle of all the chaos, I mean fun Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy.
- 448 pages
- Christmas Shopaholic
- Sophie Kinsella
- 13 December 2018 Sophie Kinsella