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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic #2)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  99,971 Ratings  ·  2,748 Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars.

With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky Bloomwood’s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. That is, until Luke announces he’s moving to New York for
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Published March 4th 2003 by Delta (first published 2001)
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Angelc
Aug 26, 2009 Angelc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-own-read
Love her or hate her, Rebecca Bloomwood is possibly one of the most memorable characters in current fiction. She's so over the top and fabulous even though the poor thing really does have an addiction as bad as any other addiction-she's a shopaholic. I read the first Shopaholic book and absolutely loved how fun and fanciful the whole idea was, and Becky's romance with Luke was unexpected and sweet. However, reading the sequel, I often felt like I was reading the exact same book over again, but w ...more
Zoë
Jan 18, 2015 Zoë rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5
Book 10/100 for 2015!
I loved this book! Rebecca really grew as a character and I am in LOVE with her and Luke. I really enjoyed the change in location from London to NYC as well! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!
Lanette
Jul 11, 2008 Lanette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried, I really did... but I couldn't get past the first chapter... and knowing that there are, what, 3? 4? more books in the series after this... I just couldn't make myself finish it.

It's probably because I get very irritated by people who are stupid when it comes to managing their money and being irresponsible... so the fact that this dim-wit is now giving others financial advice left a bad taste in my mouth... and the fact that she had dug herself into debt again just made me mad.

I looke
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PhobicPrerogative
Oct 09, 2011 PhobicPrerogative rated it it was ok
Off the bat, I'm yet to warm up to Rebecca Bloomwood.

I didn't connect with her in Shopaholic, or in Shopaholic & Sister (I read it before Manhattan).

You would think that with the second book, Rebecca has at least grown some or gained depth. Instead, she's the same Becky we met in Shopaholic: a pathological liar, a trait that makes her look insecure rather than someone to be pitied

She's still dumb, daft, dense, shallow, whiny and a hypocrite who dishes out what she can't take.

Rebecca is a
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Vicki
Feb 08, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, humor
Following Becky Bloomwood's life with her little issue of overextending herself with credit cards and her need for the designer offerings.

I first saw the movie and it set a pretty high bar. when I read book 1 I didn't find the movie in that book, but it was definitely lurking inside this one.

I was happy to find the familiar workings of Becky's mind in full glory in this book. I liked the book enough to move on to book 3.
Obsidian
I am glad that I re-read this book, but feel disappointed overall with how the earlier books in the Shopaholic series no longer stand up. I think it's because I have already read these books and the latest, that I just feel nothing but flat out annoyance towards Rebecca (Becky) and her hare-brained schemes to not pay her bills, to cover up when she's in over her head, and somehow through sheer luck to get out of trouble. And then somehow is in the right in the end when she is 100 percent in the ...more
Tammy
I am (slowly) working my way through this series and re-reading it before the movie premiers. I laughed my way through the books the first time and really got a kick out of it. And I am laughing again the second time 'round too; however, I am starting to realize that Becky is - to put it quite frankly - DUMB! Who does the things that she does? And then gets by with it? Pure dumb luck is the only thing that pulls her out of the strange and contradictory situations that this girl gets herself into ...more
Janna
Jun 15, 2007 Janna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I know I know - I hated the first one, why read the second? I actually really TRIED to like these since my friend just LOVED them and raved about them and continuously wanted to discuss them. *sigh* I wouldn't have finished if I didn't have this obsessive tendency to HAVE to finish a book I start. Our favorite whiny, self-destructive, vacuous character on a rampage in Manhatten - despite finding the "job of her dreams" she manages to be miserable. Bah. I don't think I disliked it because of the ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Rebecca's life seems to be in order now, what with the thriving TV show she's part of and her finally getting rid of all those debts. And then her boyfriend announces he's going to open his business in the USA. What else does a woman in love to do? Follow her boyfriend, of course!

And soon, Becky Bloomwood strikes again! This time, her crazy antics reached Manhattan, and Carrie Bradshaw was right to steer clear of her while she's in town. Becky accompanies boyfriend Luke Brandon in NYC and before
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Laurence
Feb 06, 2015 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dying-to-read
4.5/5

Once again, Sophie Kinsella does it: she creates a funny, romantic and original novel.

I loved the first book in this series. Its idea is so original, so well-thought and so addicting that I know that, no matter how long it takes me, I'm going to read this series to its end, because it's really amazing. The continuation of the story in this book is just great. Becky is more aware of her tendencies, even though that doesn't mean she doesn't make mistakes again ('cause she makes A LOT of them
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Tania
This was a terrific, funny book. Book two of the Shopaholic series sees Becky and her boyfriend Luke moving to New York so he can set up a new office there. As expected, Becky's shopping gets out of hand again, creating disaster. It's not a complicated book at all. But that's not a bad thing -- this is a terrific book to curl up in bed with, or to take to the beach with you.

I found myself laughing out loud a great deal more than I did with the first book. Becky's attempts to sneak in her purcha
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Alicehaibara
Sebenernya cuman iseng2 aja baca bukunya. Habis aku suka gayanya Kinsella di Finding Audrey. Dan aku ngakak juga akhirnya. I really should taking a break with mm genre and this book is really help me a lot, i mean, i have my mood back and my doubt for reading another good but not too good is like, flying away. Terus kayaknya aku ngerasain banget jadi Becky. Tapi ga separah dia sih, maksudnya pasti deh para bookworm kalo udah liat buku diskon, niatnya beli satu, eh taunya pulang-pulang bawa lima. ...more
Nusrat
May 07, 2016 Nusrat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-favorite, 2016
hahahahaha!!!!! I mean her life is fabulous and terrific and pathetic at the same time. I love this book, I totally love this book. because like Becky, I myself put my leg on an axe so many times, screwed my life so many phases of my life still I survive the situation by continuous witty lies (don't judge me okay? I have also a good heart like her) and then one day wins everybody's heart and my luck with my truth and hard work. It's a fun read, a very comfy read to relax your mind. highly recomm ...more
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At A Glance

Genre:
Chick lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 4.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 8
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
New York!
Worst Part: Again, too clean an ending.
Thoughts Had: yay new york!; that witch!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yah!
Recommending: yah

Short Review: I think that the fact that i read two of Sophie's books in just 1 day should be reason enough for others
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Zoha
May 31, 2016 Zoha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I like Sophie Kinsella's writing style.
Her books can be read in one-sitting!
This book starts a few months after where the confessions of shopaholic ended.
It was a fun-read for sure. But I was so disappointed in Becky. She seemed to grow up at the end of book 1, but here, once again, we see her with her immaturity and childlike attitude.
She is still a shopping fiend. Lolz!
Anyways, it was a good book. I enjoyed it :))
Aleida Oskam
Sep 15, 2013 Aleida Oskam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Toch nog tijd gevonden om tussen m'n Gilmore Girls verslaving door dit boek nog uit te lezen. Gewoon weer een typische Shopaholic. Met weer van die lachwekkende hopeloze gevallen. Op naar deel 3
Hippo dari Hongkong
First of all... I'M NOT A CHICKLIT READER!
get that?

OK. *Most* Women love to shop.
I get that.
Why women love to shop and tend to buy something they don't actually need (useless?)
I don't get that.
Well, it's a "girl stuff" I guess and I don't wanna know :D

You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone. ~James Matthew Barrie~

That's how I felt about Becky's character, in another word; I like her. I know that some reader (girls) really, I mea
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Kayla Finley
Jan 31, 2009 Kayla Finley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Oddly enough, I actually liked this sequel better than the original Shopaholic book! Of course, I was annoyed that Becky didn't seem to understand that she was slipping back into old habits. I don't understand how she can pay attention to the tiniest details of certain things that she really cares about, but doesn't pick up on the sketchy people that are trying to get information from her. Suze is even more of an airhead than Becky is, unbelievably at times.

So, yes. The whole series is about cra
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Cara and Ashley
Just when I thought I would be disappointed in a sequel, Ms. Kinsella proves me wrong! This Shopaholic book is a fantastic read, and amazingly it’s even better than the first!!!
The first book introduced us, with vivacious clarity, to the funny and quite endearing protagonist Becky Bloomwood. But in this second novel, although the reader will receive more exposure to her hilarious shopping exploits, the author has narrated a completely different perspective by placing Becky in the fashion capital
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Brittany
Jan 06, 2016 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Becky Bloomwood. I read about what's going on in her head, but I still don't understand it. I don't see how she could think that some of the things she does are logical.

I really liked the change of scenery, but I was worried I was going to get a over-stereotyped version of New York/America (like in the Georgia Nicolson series). That was not the case! I'm really pleased with how it was done actually. Although I don't understand why both Becky and Georgia think all Americans are so nice. People a
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Katrina
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Kavita
May 02, 2016 Kavita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour, romance, usa, uk
Becky and Luke are now together, but Luke turns out to be the kind of man who is always busy with his work. He cancels out on dinners and weekend trips, holidays and meeting with parents on a regular basis, so much so that Becky's parents haven't even set eyes on him and the neighbours have a rumour going on that Luke does not exist at all. When Tom gets married to Lucy, all hell breaks loose because Becky desperately wants to be seen as a couple with Luke - who has again got caught up with work ...more
Oceana2602
This is not the kind of book I usually read, but my father, fully aware of my handbag addiction, had given me one of the sequels for my birthday once, and since I recently visited Manhattan for the first time, I thought "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" could be fun. But I found that in this book, Shopaholics shopping addiction is a bit over the top even for her, seeing that she almost becomes bankrupt twice because of it, and then sells everything she owns. I had also been hoping for more Manhattan, ...more
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 Love Fool rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How could you not be excited for Becky Bloomwood and her traveling to New York City with her hot new man. New love is so much fun and I love reading about the ins and outs of it. Plus, the best shopaholic is in NYC, one of the best cities for fashion lovers. If you loved part 1 like I did you will not be disappointed by part 2.
Joana Esteves
Tal como o primeiro, este é um daqueles livros indicados para quando queremos algo mais leve e divertido.
Kristel
Jan 23, 2013 Kristel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Eva Linden
Apr 24, 2017 Eva Linden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leuk vervolg op het eerste boek
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Dec 12, 2008 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, 2009
Things seem to be going so well for Rebecca Bloomwood: her slot handing out financial advice to housewives on Morning Coffee is doing great; she's going out with one of Britain's most handsome and eligible bachelors, Luke Brandon; and she has a new excuse to buy lots of clothes and shoes: "investing in her career".

But those pesky bills keep coming in the mail and her bank manager, Derek Smeath, has decided to retire - with a warning that his replacement won't be so flexible about her overdraft.
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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Shopaholic (8 books)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)
  • Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic, #4)
  • Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic, #5)
  • Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6)
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