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Shopaholic & Baby

(Shopaholic #5)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  116,031 ratings  ·  2,520 reviews
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.
But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorou
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Dial Press (first published February 15th 2007)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
That was precious =) ♥

Mel ♥
Jun 03, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, english-lit
Ahh, how times have changed. I used to consider these books a good guilty pleasure; now I find there's a lot less pleasure and a lot more guilt. Kinsella is still an amusing, energetic writer, but Becky really grated on my nerves this time around. She's just so shallow and so frivolous, and while in the first few books she was also just a regular working girl, now that she's rich (thanks entirely to her husband), her insane overspending and materialism swiftly loses its charm and becomes...icky. It ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 31/100
A pregnant Becky is twice as annoying as regular Becky.
Luke, my boy, I feel for you!
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jar of Death Pick #17
ChickLit A Thon: Read a Sophie Kinsella book

The Shopaholic series is what some people would call a "guilty pleasure" but since I don't believe in "guilty pleasures" I simply call it a pleasure.

Becky Bloomwood - Brandon is a compulsive shopper and I love her. I too love to shop, I have a second closet filled with clothes, shoes and bags that still have to tags on them. I learned this behavior from the best, my mother. My mother spent the last 30 years of he
Morgan Olson
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
this was my favorite of the whole series. partly because she doesn't do anything completely ridiculous, and you can see that she is learning and growing and communicating more, even if it's not as much as she should. i seriously love how becky and suze refer to people they don't like as "cows". maybe it's an english thing, but it seems like such a random choice of words. even though all along you know how kind hearted, fun and well meaning becky is, i love how it comes out even more in this book ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Okay, how do I feel about this series?

Dear Becky,
Just quick question; why are you so dumb?
I don't mean to offend you because academically you seem fine, but the general rule of intelligence is to learn from your mistakes.
Have you EVER learned from your mistakes? People around you are aware you're spoiled and shallow and irresponsible but you just can't help yourself can you?
Luke could probably do better, but he obviously loves you and that is truly what is important. I do ac
I'm enjoying the Shopaholic series more and more the deeper I get. It has finally segued from her spending addiction to the root of her problem which is poor impulse control. And when someone has minimal self-control, we all know the messes they can get themselves into lol. Becky's impulses always get the best of her but her happy attitude, out-of-the-box thinking, and sheer determination never fail to get her out every time. And I absolutely loved Luke in this one. We don't see enough of him in this seri ...more
Apr 02, 2009 rated it did not like it
I had the misfortune of buying this book before a long flight to Europe. Due to a lack of alternative entertainment, I read the book from cover to cover. While the book had some funny excerpts, my extreme dislike for the main character (Becky Brandon) overshadowed any enjoyment garnered from the book.

Rather than being lovable, I found Becky to be irresponsible, annoying and pretentious. For example, after Becky's husband explains that his company is "hemorrhaging money" and asks her
Jul 15, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: chick-lit
Shelves: fun
first few pages made me laughed already but as i go later into the story YES....becky has gotten more shallow for some reason;it felt like someting was missing comparing from the previous series.

i'll admit;she is fab!
"she's a red-hed bitch,and i hate her"...that made me laugh so sophie kinsella create becky's mind is wonderful!shallow and materialistic but creative and one of a kind.
just a great fun to read it.
some say she's dumb but i find it unique!
come on wh/>"she's
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Sometimes I find the shopaholic books hit or miss. This one was a miss for me. I did not like the frivolous way that Becky behaved. I always find her odd and flighty, but this story made me totally confused. I understand the doubts and nerves of gaining baby weight and yet, she takes it to the extreme. I found her to be even more self-absorbed while she should have been focusing on the baby, and Luke.

As I said, a miss. I am not sure I am going to continue with the rest of the books. Maybe it is
Jul 08, 2008 rated it did not like it
I'm officially over the Shopaholic books. They are all the same, Becky never learns anything, and I just can't imagine someone being as self-absorbed as she is. It was definitely something mindless to read while sitting by the pool, but won't change your life or anything.
In book five Becky is pregnant after thinking she was at the end of book four. They have worked out the baby is a honeymoon baby but they are not going to find out the sex, Becky sort of wanted to but thought against it.

Becky gets her heart set on having Celebrity Obstetrician Venetia however it's case of be careful what you wish for as she's wanting Mr Brainie back quite swiftly. Venetia is Luke's ex from Cambridge and from the outside would look perfect for Luke. I love how Suze is with Vente
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
There is something wonderful about being able to pick up any book in the Shopaholic series and laugh out loud, forgetting about any other worries and escaping for a few hours. Sure some would say that chick-lit novels are a fluffy alternative to 'real' books and I guess they are, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun reading them. And that's what the Shopaholic series is - fun. The Shopaholic series also happens to include my future fiction husband: Luke Brandon. *dreamy sigh*

The fif
Apr 03, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Chick lit fans
I read the Shopaholic books as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. Sophie Kinsella is a really funny writer. She has sustained the Shopaholic idea through more sequels than most writers can. However, this book (and the previous one, Shopaholic and Sister) isn't as spot-on as the first two. I mean, isn't Becky ever going to learn to stop overspending? Every book involves her getting in a financial hole, then reforming at book's end, only to start over again in the next book. And of course, now ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Loved this book. I think it’s the best one in the series so far. 4.5 stars!
Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
In this book, Rebecca and Luke are expecting their first child. Becky has to have everything for the new baby from the best pram down to 400 count crib sheets. Everything is perfect. Luke's job, Becky has the celebrity obstetrician that no one else can get into, a spot in British Vogue. Things couldn't be better. Than her world comes crashing down.

To her utter dismay, she finds out the this new doctor is Luke's ex-girlfriend who turns out to be a royal pain in the butt. She really is
Jan 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
This is the fifth book in the Shopaholic series by Kinsella, and, I'm happy to say, an improvement over the last (Shopaholic & Sister). I don't want to spend a great deal of time catching you up on the whole series (check past blogs or Amazon for details), but in this installment Becky & Luke are pregnant with their first child. Like usual, Kinsella throws us right into it with three little words: "Ok. Don't panic."

Becky's spending habits seem to have toned down as she's gott
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and the Shopaholic series my favorite books. . I find them witty, humorous, exciting, and so much fun to read! I personally find Becky to be the perfect blend of silly and intelligent. I find all the characters relatable and I think their flaws make them all the more endearing. Although I am definitely not a shopaholic, I could completely relate to the character and I LOVE Luke and their relationship. I get so into the stories I find myself angry or ...more
Cathy Daniel
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious book! Cried laughing at some sections, got mad in others, heart warmed almost all throughout. Such a wonderful, fun book!
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Wow, okay, so for this reread I definitely upped the star rating and I actually enjoyed it way more. It could've been me working out today, the football games, my dads chili, Netflix, or the wine I drank today. Either way I don't mind and I'm not going to question anything about it.

Now, Shopaholic & Baby was really really freaking adorable. So fucking sweet. I loved everything
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Becky Bloomwood is pregnant! Of course, these fashionable mom would only want the best and most beautiful for her kid. After learning that shopping is the best cure for her morning sickness and preggy cravings, she couldn't wait to go hunting for baby stuffs! And then there's the inevitable monthly doctor's appointment so she and Luke could checkup on their baby. But wait, what's this? Becky's OB gynecologist is none other than Luke's ex-girlfriend. And a very glamorous and fashion trendy doctor ...more
Becky Brandon only wants the best for her unborn child. You know what that means, right? Shopping, of course! She goes a bit overboard with excessive purchases, and wants celebrity obstetrician Venecia Carter. What she doesn't know about Venecia is that she's Luke's ex-girlfriend! Becky is convinced that Venecia is going after her husband. Usually these books involve Becky overreacting about things, but for once she's not. Yes, she does about other things throughout the book, but Venecia really ...more
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) life is going great. She has a fantastic job at The Look, the newest department store in London, herself and Luke are house-hunting (it must have a shoe-room) and Becky is pregnant. Pregnancy for Becky means not only bringing a new life into the world, but preparing for the baby's arrival and if there's anything Becky Brandon is good at, it's shopping. When it comes to her baby, everything has to be perfect. Including the doctor's who look after her. So when Bec ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope :D
Cliff Hanger: Nope.
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

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

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Everything :D
Worst Part: Dumb red heads
Thoughts Had: Becky you're crazy; Don't fuck this up Luke!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes!

Short Review: I love Becky, i really do! Investing in "Future Antiques" :D Genius right there. Plus Becky's Bank for Girls, that is a bank i am willing to trust with my money :D She had me laughing that's for sure. Then towards the middle this book took a crazy serious tone and i was worried i would be hating a certain fav of mine, but he turned out to still be my fav :D I cyes!
L.K. Watts
Having read 'Remember Me' by the same author I decided to give this book a go. Despite not being the biggest fan of babies I wanted to read the book to see what makes the author so popular. I liked the subjects raised in the book - some of the issues are potentially very real but I was largely disappointed, not by the story or plot lines, but how the book was written overall. Kinsella repeats a LOT of words -I swear I read the word 'Incredulous' over a thousand times. Her descriptions are vague ...more
May 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
The Reader’s Advisory class I’m taking necessitates that I assign Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series to a genre; by measuring it against the criteria presented in Joyce Saricks The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, I can confidently declare it part of the “Women’s Lives and Relationships” genre. It is told from a women’s perspective (protagonist and titular shopaholic, Rebecca Bloomwood), set in contemporary times (modern day London), and generally optimistic and upbeat (Becky’s happy ending is ...more
This book starts of by telling us about Becky Bloomwood-Brandon who is just a regular mid-20’s year old shopaholic. She got married to her boyfriend, Luke Brandon. As soon as she came back from her wonderful honeymoon, she found out some astonishing news. She’s pregnant. At first when she found out, she was really anxious and nervous about it. Though this would be one of her biggest adventures. As the days went by and her ‘baby bump’ was developing, she discovered that shopping cures morning si ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A first for me of the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series. I started off not sure if I'd like the heroine, Becky, who at first glance appeared shallow and only interested in the designer lifestyle. However as I got into the story I gradually warmed to her. What a quirky and lovable character, her adventures and misadventures showed her a a generous hearted girl, one upholding traditional family values in spite of her desire for all the designer gear for herself and her baby.

There are many laugh o
Tia Brown
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I checked out this book from our local library in hopes to try something a little different. This is the first I've read of any of the shopaholic books. I was aggravated by this book. How on earth could someone be so consumed with shopping and what other people think of them is beyond me. I don't think I'll ever understand. First off, Rebecca is impulsive and emotional. She's too over the top. Seems like every sentence she spoke had a note of excitement behind it. Honestly, I'm surprised she did ...more
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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 an

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