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Shopaholic and Sister

(Shopaholic #4)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  88,151 ratings  ·  2,426 reviews
Irresistible, one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood is back in this hilarious, heartwarming, New York Times bestselling tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!).
Paperback, 388 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Dell Publishing Company (first published September 2nd 2004)
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I don't know why but for some reason I liked this book better the second time around. I read this book 5 or 6 years ago and I didn't love it. Shopaholic & Sister has always been my least favorite. I almost skipped rereading it but I decided to give it another shot. I'm glad I did because I found this book to be so charming and now I can't remember why didn't like it the first time.

Shopaholic & Sister is book 4 of the Shopaholic series starring Becky Bloomwood. I'm gonna state facts here Becky i
Mar 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, audiobook
These books annoy the heck out of me but for some odd reason I keep reading them.

This time around Becky, the spoiled, materialistic bumble-head is unemployed and married to her sure to be long-suffering lover Luke. They spend the early part of the novel honeymooning around the globe for a year while Becky secretly spends all sorts of dough on silly trinkets and other assorted things (such as two dining room tables!) that Luke doesn't want or need. How the business savvy Luke remains oblivious t
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 23/100 for 2015


Like I've said before, I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella's writing style. She creates such strong characters with very different personalities and has them get into the weirdest and funniest situations. I honestly thought I would get bored with this series as I kept reading on, but the opposite is actually true! I can't wait to read the fifth book, Shopaholic & Baby and laugh even more!

Jan 24, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-4
Becky and Luke Brandon have gotten married and just spend an entire year on a world tour honeymoon where Luke has been relaxing and seeing the sights and Becky has been secretly shopping (because, of course!) As always, this book is absolutely hilarious, taking us on Becky’s shopping addiction snafus, this time with an international kick, as Becky stalks an Angel purse in Milan, and chases aquamarine jewelry while doing yoga (I loved that scene.) At home, Becky is struggling somewhat. Her best f ...more
Oct 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
I feel like I SHOULD hate these books by now...they all follow the same pattern of "Becky shops, Becky gets in trouble from shopping, Becky reforms and swears she'll do better." ALL the same. And yet, these books are all so funny and entertaining that I can't put them down. They're excellent for when I want to read something light, because they're well-written and they have such likable characters. I will have a hard time not reading the next one right away. In fact, I might not succeed in that. ...more
By this book, Becky Bloomwood is too annoying to read about. It's the same crap over and over again, and after three books of reading the same jokes, she's no longer funny, she's infuriating. I think that's the problem with this series. Since the main character suffers from an addiction, she's obviously supposed to exhibit the same behavior time after time. But this series is supposed to be funny, and if you hear a joke too many times, it loses its humor. Not only that, but since Becky never sho ...more
Prabhjot Kaur
Becky and Luke are married now and they have had their honeymoon visiting so many different places. When they come back, a lot has changed. Becky finds out that she has a sister. Suzie has had twins and a new best friend.

Becky is all excited about having a sister but all her excitement comes crashing down when she finds out that her sister is nothing like her. First of all, she's not a shopaholic like Becky. Secondly, she's all about the environment again unlike Becky. And she doesn't really wan
Wagatwe Wanjuki
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
What the fuck?


Oh my god, I just get increasingly ANGRY at her inability to be ration for more than two seconds. I don't understand how this woman is supposedly an adult. How long does it take to figure out that LYING and HIDING STUFF never is a good idea? Especially when she does it?

This girl just doesn't learn. Maybe I just hate when people unnecessarily lie to their partners and best friends.

And I am totally pissed at
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can’t help but love and root for Becky.
Apr 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Book Four is set ten months after the events of book 3. Becky and Luke have been gallivanting all over the world, exploring ancient sites and shopping for souvenirs. Well, the latter is really just Becky! With the recent news that Suze's twins are about to be christened, Becky and Luke return to London in the hopes of surprising everyone. But England holds a few surprises of its own. First, Suze appears to have replaced Becky with a new best friend. Second, Becky finds out that she has a half-si ...more
Shopaholic and Sister is the fourth installment in Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series and is my favorite to date. Becky Bloomwood just tries so, so hard and it all just bites her in the end. This installment focuses on more than just her spending addiction so I think it was the perfect reprieve in that regard. I enjoyed it so much! ...more
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...

It’s been ages since I read this the first time. I could not remember much about it at all and think I enjoyed it more the second time around. This time, not everything is rosy with Rebecca Bloomwood and she has to experience some difficult life-lessons.

For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...
Mar 05, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to re-read this again last night but only got half way through. Wow. I forgot how aggravating Becky was in this book. Selfish is not the word. We also get a ridiculous plot point included in this one with adding a character that was not needed at all. I still say that Kinsella adding Jess was the death knell to this whole series. I honestly thought she had better sense than Becky (which isn't saying much).

"Shopaholic & Sister" follows Becky 10 months into her honeymoon with her husband
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-2018
Very enjoyable. Becky is truly one of the most annoying characters I have read about, but it's still so funny; the situations she get's herself into, the conversations she has and the way she justifies certain actions. That woman lives in a completely different world. That makes this series definitely entertaining! ...more
Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: newlyweds
Another great addition to the Shopaholic series - Sophie Kinsella once again brings Becky, a quirky but lovable character back into the fray with a wonderful mix of weary world traveling, sisterhood and of course, more shopping!!

We pick Becky up at the end of a 10-month honeymoon with her new hubbie Luke – they’ve been all over the world and Becky’s got a lot of shopping to show for it – but it’s easy – she just buys and has it all shipped home – she’ll worry about where to put it all later! Bec
Becky was so immature and that was the reason why I hated the beginning. But Jess was awesome and she got even Becky to understand some things.

This dragged a bit at some point but I liked how this ended. Light & entertaining to read but nothing really special.
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Chick lit.
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope.
Cliff Hanger: kinda!
Rating: 4 Stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 9
Characters: 9
World Building: 8
Flow: 9
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Good character development.
Worst Part: I hated Jess, at first.
Thoughts Had: Ugh Jess; Oh nooo; really?!?


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: I love this series. I am a bit irked at the ending, not gonna spoil, but lets say i don
Becky and Luke are back from their honeymoon after travelling many places such as Paris, Amsterdam and Australia. Alot of thing have happened since she went on honeymoon, Suzie has twins, a new best friend (a dis likeable one at that) and her parents are acting strange (due to the fact of discovering her dad has another daughter).

The Angel bag is the start of all the problems (Nathan Temple being one) or should I say drama's of the book. Along with all the other pieces of rubbish she brought on
Alayne Emmett
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from Sophie Kinsella. These books are funny and very entertaining. They are a great way to escape from life for a few hours although I’ve read them once before it was quite awhile ago so it was like reading them for the first time.
Becky and Luke are back from their honeymoon after travelling many places such as Paris, Amsterdam and Australia. Alot of thing have happened since she went on honeymoon, Suzie has twins, a new best friend (a dis likeable one at that) and her parents are acting strange (due to the fact of discovering her dad has another daughter).

The Angel bag is the start of all the problems (Nathan Temple being one) or should I say drama's of the book. Along with all the other pieces of rubbish she brought on
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Irresistible, one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood is back in this hilarious, heartwarming, New York Times bestselling tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!).

Honestly, this was my least favorite of the series butttttt I still enjoyed it. How could you not? We are reading about Becky's amazing life. Add a long-lost sister who is not into clothes, shoes, and handbags, oh my! Well, you are going to get a cute an
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The typical Becky Bloomwood one chapter she broke my heart and made me laughing so much in the next one. Jess the new addition to the story I like her. Luke I love him but sometimes He annoy me because he seems so clueless . I really loved this book and reading it made my day.
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-read-again
Becky just makes me laugh. Girl's definitely got an impulse problem. After her 10-month honeymoon with Luke, she comes home with way more gifts than she thought she bought to find that Suze has a new best friend and that she has a long lost sister named Jess. Every time you think Becky has gotten her act together, she hides something else from everyone and it all blows up. And it's hilarious how different Jess and Becky are, to the point where they're doubting their shared DNA. My sister and I h ...more
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Becky Bloomwood is finally married to Luke Brandon and after a 10-month honeymoon the pair decide it's finally time to head home and Becky decides to not tell anyone they're returning and instead leave it as a surprise. It's Becky that's in for a surprise though when her parents start acting weirdly and best friend Suze reveals she may well have found herself a new best friend. Becky's parents finally admit what is wrong with them and it turns out Becky has a sister named Jess. To Becky that mea ...more
May 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
‘Luke, you must be very proud.’ Chandra beams at Luke. ‘Is this not the most extraordinary thing you have ever seen your wife do?’
‘Chandra,’ he says. ‘Take it from me. This is nothing.’


‘I think I’ve had enough of the world.’ I look at Luke. ‘I’m ready for real life.’


The thing is, shipping just makes everything so easy. You don’t have to lug anything about – you just point and ship. ‘I’d like that shippe
I don't know if I can say how much I am glad that I am finished with these 4 books! I think I said it in the book reviews for each of the other 3, and I'll say it again: THIS GIRL MAKES ME CRAZY!

Sure, there are some entertaining things in these books, and the whole sister thing is like a Lucille Ball show, but her lying and shopping make my stomach hurt. Literally. As I read each of these books, I actually felt concern for the predicaments she was getting into!

Several people have said they didn'
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
It's really hard to rate this book because on one hand it was completely addictive but on the other, I was majorly disappointed with the way Becky was acting. At the expense of comedy, she took her stupidity to a whole new level.

Becky and Luke's honeymoon around the world has come to an end and they're ready to get back into the lives they left behind in England. Wanting to surprise her parents and her best friend Suze, Becky returns home without warning but their reactions are not what she is
Christine (KizzieReads)
I read these in the hopes that Becky will finally learn a lesson. At the end, it seems that she has, but I have a feeling, it won't last for long. LOL ...more
Jun 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
I was nervous when I started reading this one due to many of the negative reviews, but I have to say, I was happily surprised! I just became a fan of the Shopaholic series and I just love Becky & Luke! I really didn't think their relationship was given enough attention in this first book, but it picked up from there and I will have to say the reader really gets to get in deep with their relationship in this book. I have to agree with a previous reviewer who compared Becky to Lucy Ricardo - that' ...more
Ivana Oltovska
awesome book by sophie
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Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.

Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty fin

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