Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6)
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Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  31,976 ratings  ·  2,310 reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night and a sneak peek into all of the Shopaholic novels.

Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. The toddler creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. H...more
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Published September 21st 2010 by The Dial Press (first published 2010)
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kari
Becky Brandon(nee Bloomwood)got on my very last nerve in this book. She seems so selfish, so self-involved that I had trouble liking her and since the book is from her viewpoint I need to like her, at least a little bit. She lies to everyone,from her husband to her parents to her child's nanny to the administrator of her friend's child's school(although that lie was actually done to be kind).
I started to wonder if she was even capable of telling the truth or whether she even knew what the truth...more
Francie
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
I gave this book 7/10 on my blog: Book Chick City - but Goodreads doesn't offer half stars.

I don't usually read books in this genre any more, but I will always make an exception for Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series. I adore Becky Bloomwood. She's a character I find hard not to like with her scatty personality and her inability to walk by a designer store without making a purchase. It was this aspect to Becky's character that made me pick up the first book in this series, The Secret Dreamworld...more
Jacqui
I've always enjoyed the Shopaholic series, as it's a great beach read. Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is a zany character who gets in scrapes, but is ultimately lovable.

Perhaps that was true for the first 5 books in the series. By this point, the schtick has worn down to a nub. Becky is a materialistic liar and she becomes less sympathetic with each book. A more stable woman would have been deserted at this point in real life, or even in any good book. Not only is she the Poster Child for financi...more
Leah
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze. She thought herself and Minnie would just shop all day every day. What Becky didn't count on though was Minnie's tenaciousness and determination when it comes to the things she wants (her favourite word is "mine"). Not to mention Luke, Becky's husband, has had a stressful year. In a bit to cheer him up, Becky hits on the idea to throw him a surprise birthday party but as always with Becky, things don't quite go according to plan...more
Lauren
I am very addicted to the shopaholic series- I read all five in less than two weeks!! I can't wait for this one to be released...
PurplyCookie
In the latest installment to the Shopaholic series, Rebecca Brandon returns with willful two-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her fierce determination and her addiction to luxury brands. When the financial crisis finally hits the Brandon family, Rebecca vows to stop shopping until she's worn everything in her closet at least three times; Luke scrambles for new business directions; and Minnie remains exceptionally difficult (Miiiiiine!!!).

Becky used to be young, silly and funny...more
Maggie
**3.5 stars really but what the hell, I'm feeling generous. Rounding this up to 4 stars for making me laugh after the doom and gloom of my previous novels.**

The Shopaholic books aren't going to change your world, but they're fun and airy. I read the previous 5 Shopaholic books back-to-back one weekend* last year and by the 3rd book, Becky Bloomwood went from endearing to irritating. However, even at her most maddening (like, seriously, she still doesn't realize she has a shopping problem?), Soph...more
Angela Risner
I enjoyed the Shopaholic novels, although I wondered how much lying one character could do in a book. Well, Sophie Kinsella has taken that challenge and upped the ante in this new tome.

I don't know, maybe it's the recession, maybe it's the fact that I've been out of a job for almost two years, maybe it's the fact that I can't stand bratty children, but this was not my favorite Kinsella offering.

First of all, it's probably a bit too close to reality. Becky, her long-suffering hubby Luke, and thei...more
Talia
Becky Brandon (neé Bloomwood) is back, and with her two year old Minnie in tow. Unfortunately, Minnie seems to be a bigger shopoholic than Becky is, proclaiming everything in the stores “MINE!” As a result, Luke is stressed out, and a financial crisis doesn’t help the situation. Becky wants to throw a surprise party for Luke, but with the financial crisis, a strict budget, and a “spirited” daughter, how can she?

Something about this book really bugged me. Maybe it was the fact that Becky takes no...more
Blair
There's nothing special about this book or the other 5 books of the series,actually there's a selfish character that i would never like.That's Becky Brandon(nee Bloomwood).She got on my nerves most of the time,but i never stopped reading.I wanted to read until the end and hoping all the time that she changed her ways.And f*ck,she did't.
Then why 4 stars ??
Because i always like a funny character who makes me laugh.A book that's not depressing,that can make you forget about your problems.And beside...more
Friends of  Linebaugh Library
Normally I love Becky!! She is one of my favorite characters. Her life is always a complete and utter mess with these massive holes she digs herself into...and yet she has the biggest heart and only does it because she means well. I really used to love that about her. This time around, however, Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) got on my ever lovin' nerves like no one else could! She came off being completely selfish and self-involved. I was sorely disappointed and really I had trouble liking her as...more
Winna
I'm a big fan of the ever so hilarious Shopaholic series.

I don't know whether I'm the one who's changed, or the series are not that great anymore. It used to be so funny and thrilling. This one's still funny, and the last half of the book quite a madcap adventure, as some reviewers call it, but the rest is flat, boring, and I don't find myself loving the adventure I'm in, at all.

Becky, as a mid 20s, single woman with an independent career, albeit with a huge credit card debt, I'm fine with it. B...more
Fiona
Jul 08, 2011 Fiona marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
!!!! becky's daughter is a shopaholic too or? can't wait!!
MoyJoy
The ending of this book keeps you from regretting pushing through to finish. However, all in all the book was annoying. Unless this is your first shopaholic book you will definitely find all of Becky's 'quirks' hugely annoying rather than charming.

Basically Becky is an annoying whiny b**ch, Minnie is a spoiled brat and Luke is a neglectful a**hole. And her parents... made me want to go home and hug my own parents.

For fiction, especially chick lit, it's really hard to say a character should know...more
Uci
It's a bit disappointing. After five books in the series, you'd think there will be a character development. Becky is 29 yo now, with a child. But having a child doesn't stop her from being childish. She's still the same old Becky who acts without thinking and creating disaster after disaster, unnecessarily. And the lying! Come on, after five books...don't you think it gets boring?

And this book shouldn't be titled Mini Shopaholic. In the end, it's all about throwing a big surprise party for Luke...more
Melinda Elizabeth
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Sam Still Reading
Sep 11, 2010 Sam Still Reading rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: continuing series
I have a love-hate relationship with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood). She must be one of the most frustrating characters in chick lit fiction. She’s silly, selfish and runs off on the wildest tangents, getting herself into all sorts of trouble…yet I pick up the latest book in the Shopaholic series at the earliest opportunity. Why? Is it because Becky shops the way we would all like to- buy now, remorse much, much later? Is it because she can’t –or won’t- restrain her shopping habit? I don’t know.

S...more
Kathryn
This is the sixth adventure I've shared with Becky Brandon (nae Bloomwood) but she felt like an old friend after the very first book so it hardly needs to be said that I always enjoy spending time with her. She is funny, warmhearted and prone to snafus; and now, she is married, happily employed at The Look as a personal shopper, and mother to two-year-old Minnie, who is becoming quite the mini-shopaholic herself. But, while Becky may be a shopaholic, hubby Luke is a workaholic and their relation...more
Gina
How is it possible this character has had no personal growth after all of the shenanigans in the previous books? Becky Bloomwood is still lacking that bit of self-awareness that would make her at least somewhat likable. Her denial and ingenious methods of avoiding disaster made me a fan, but come on... It has gotten old and I'm over it, Sophie Kinsella.
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Blodeuedd Finland
Plot:

Becky and Luke live with her parents since they can't find a house. The country is suffering from an economical crisis, and people have to cut back. Becky wants to shop, her daughter Minnie is out of control and then Becky wants to throw a party for Luke. It's bound to be a disaster.



My thoughts:

The book is fun as always but by now, well I mean it's not as funny because she is an addict and she really needs help. Some serious help. Because even if it's not as bad as before she is out of cont...more
Nicole
I liked other books in the Shopaholic series more than this one. (Like everyone else, though, I hated the "sister" one.) When the movie version of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" came out, some critics said that moviegoers would not be able to relate to Becky's extravagant lifestyle because of the real-life failing economy. Perhaps that is why Kinsella started this book with economic problems in Britain and the Shopaholic clan tightening their belts. Too bad she didn't continue that theme througho...more
Spotsalots
The fact that this seems to be on sale in every bookstore in Prague would not have been enough to get me to pick it up (what a turn-off title!), but it was also lurking in the apartment I'm renting, so I had to take a look. And just as it's hard not to read the back of a cereal box when it's on the table in front of you, there I went.

For quite awhile I kept asking myself why I was still reading this appalling tale of a brand-name obsessed shopper and her dreadful toddler, but occasionally there'...more
Birgit
The latest installment of Sophie Kinsella's series is once again written in the best Shopaholic tradition. This time round with Becky trying to keep her little daughter under control while at the same time planning a surprise birthday party for her husband. Things that can go wrong, will go wrong, but of course there is a happy ending after all. Truly entertaining and laugh out loud funny, it's obvious that the author (thankfully) hasn't run out of ideas for one of my favorite characters.
Still,...more
Ciara
i wish that this series would just run its course, but tragically, the last few pages set the stage for yet another sequel in which becky & her family have obnoxious adventures in hollywood. i feel like sophie kinsella made an attempt to ground her protagonist, becky, in modern times by setting her adventures against a background of economic panic & recession, but somehow, that made becky's hijinks even more annoying.

becky's daughter, minnie, is two in this book, & well on her way to...more
Bagia
Kinsella is known for the killer one-liners that could trick her avid readers to burst into laughter all of a sudden. The sixth and latest book of the phenomenal Shopaholic series reveals how Becky is still addicted to very fond of shopping and that her 2-year old daughter, Minnie, might inherit her mother's trait when it comes to max out credit cards buying things.

When I bought myself this book, I thought the story -as the title suggests- would emphasize on Minnie. Well, it's not. Yes, there is...more
Jessica
Becky Bloomwood is still up to her old antics, but this time she and Luke’s daughter Minnie is along for the ride!

Minnie thinks everything is “Miiiine.” Becky’s parents just want Luke and her out of their home. And Becky just wants to do something nice for Luke! All of the usual characters are along for the ride, with some surprises in store.

It should be known that I’ve completely adored all the other Shopaholic books. I remember spending a whole weekend home from college completely immersed in...more
Ann
Feb 07, 2011 Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Becky fans!
I always feel with the Shopaholic books that I'm stepping back in stride with a dear friend and it's like we just saw each other yesterday, even if it's been a few years. I adore the characters in the Shopaholic books and Kinsella's style, flare and endearing stories always make me smile.

"Mini Shopaholic" is full of antics and trials, just like any other Shopaholic book. Here, Becky is now 29 and her daughter, Minnie, is two years old and, perhaps, spoiled? Is she? Isn't she? And how will Becky...more
Siaw Hui
The last shopaholic book I read was probably a while ago so much so I can't really remember how much I liked or disliked it. Nevertheless...

I think Mini Shoapholic is the weakest book in the series so far. I remember loving the first three books, and then feeling "meh" about the books after (present book excluded). What I loved about the first three books was Becky: she was totally dysfunctional but she was funny while messing up her entire life and digging a bigger hole for herself as the plot...more
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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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