The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic
What better way to begin a book blog than with some fabulous feel-good chick lit? The ultimate in girlie escapism, the first of the super-successful 'Shopaholic' series from Sophie Kinsella is a laugh-out loud cautionary tale of what happens when you lose track of your spending. Becky Bloomwood is a financial advisor who hasn't got a clue how to save. From racing away from work to buy designer scarves to filling her house full of greetings cards for no apparent reason, her impulse spending makes even the most seasoned shopper look like a spendthrift. Despite her (many) faults and unbelievably stupid spending sprees, our heroine is still the kind of character you can't help rooting for throughout. From the hilarious letters to her bank manager that start each chapter to the tales of her burgeoning romance with the lovely Luke Brandon and her warts-and-all friendship with Sloaney Suze, the pages fly by. Luckily for you, there's three more where this came from.
Did You Know? Sophie Kinsella is a pen name. Madeleine Wickham, already a published author, adopted the new name and submitted the first Shopaholic novel to her publishers without revealing her true identity. And it wasn't until she released the aptly named 'Can You Keep A Secret' that she let it slip to the rest of us. Now that's savvy PR!
'The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic' - Sophie Kinsella
(Published in the US as 'True Confessions Of A Shopaholic)