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Shopaholic and Sister

(Shopaholic #4)

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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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Erin
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
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Zoë
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 23/100 for 2015

4.5/5

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!

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Bark
Mar 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, chick-lit
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
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Cara
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
Reader
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
Myrna
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can’t help but love and root for Becky.
Jennifer
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
Wagatwe Wanjuki
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
What the fuck?

WHEN IS BECKY GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BE A HALF WAY REASONABLE HUMAN BEING???

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
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Eva
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 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!
Norabee
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
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At A Glance

Genre:
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?!?

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: yes

Short Review: I love this series. I am a bit irked at the ending, not gonna spoil, but lets say i don
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Obsidian
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
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Erin
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
Hannah
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
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Hannah
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
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Abby
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
Leah
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
Antof9
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'
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Noella
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
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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
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Mona
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
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
Colleen
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
Alaina
Wow the second time around of reading this book and my rating has definitely improved (and by 2 freaking stars!). Although I liked this book it did have some slow parts or I guess really boring parts in the book. Other than it, Rebecca is still highly entertaining and I just love how she is so freaking obsessed with shopping. I liked the new twist of her having a half-sister and how Jess was the complete opposite of Rebecca. Their friendship was really funny to read about and I'm glad that they ...more
Sarah
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**review to come **
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an amazing read. This is my ninth Sophie Kinsella story, and fourth book of the Shopaholic series. I loved every minute of it. The humor in her stories makes the book more enjoyable. I loved Becky. She is a silly, yet lovable main female character. Luke is an amazing male character. He may be an entrepreneur, but I love how he is able to love Becky even though she has her flaws and quirks.

I really loved this book. We get to see more into the change of Becky's character. She went from b
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nimrodiel
I almost passed this along unread.

I started the book, and set it aside shortly afterwards as I remembered my unhappiness with Becky's charecter from Shopaholic takes Manhatten, and Shopaholic Ties the Knot. Then I picked it up and got past my first inital stopping point and wow was I surprised.

Yeah the format was the sam as the other books, Becky gets in over her head with a situatuation, lies to cover it up, then it blows out up to come crashing down around her and a happy reconciliation. But,
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Lucy_E1
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Becky Bloomwood found out that she has a long lost sister! Usually, you would think that you guys would have so much in common, since she IS your sister. However, Becky finds out the hard way that Jessica probably isn't the perfect sibling she wished for. Becky loved the sophisticated life of drinking 7 dollar coffees, shopping on expensive designer brand streets, and buying things she really doesn't need. Jess...was the opposite. She hated the lifestyle of Becky. As a matter of fact, she didn't ...more
Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
In this novel, after the honeymoon.
Becky Bloomwood met her biological sister, Jess.
Becky Bloomwood thought that Jess also loves shopping.. but that's the opposite. She was thrifty and concerns w/ the environment. there are things that are needed to clear up.. misunderstandings..
in the end, (view spoiler)
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Susan
Mar 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this book is just so funny!! She tries so hard to get her sister to like her, but they are complete opposites!!
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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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