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Shopaholic Abroad

(Shopaholic #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  104,941 ratings  ·  2,958 reviews
The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic....
With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a r
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 3rd 2001 by Transworld Publishers (first published 2001)
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Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love shopping vicariously through Becky!
Aug 26, 2009 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
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jul 11, 2008 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
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
It’s like leading an alcoholic to all the best hidden bars. Oh, Becky. I liked this one even more than the first. A funny, engaging series with a heroine who has zero self-control when it comes to spending money she doesn’t have. Cringe-worthy at times but written with entertainment in mind and well-meaning underlying themes.
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, chick-lit
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.
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
3.5 stars
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
Jun 15, 2007 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
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really really needed to reread the Shopaholic series right now. I need something light and fun as I stay home fighting the Flu. The only things keeping me going are Thera-Flu, The X-Files and Becky Bloomwood.

Last night I decided to read some of the 1 & 2 star rating for this series and it made me laugh. Apparently those readers seem to think that this series is just fluff and Becky is a terrible role model who makes terrible decisions.


Sophie Kinsella isn't Tolstoy. She writes co
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one more than Confessions of a Shopaholic. Look forward to reading more of her antics. 3.5 stars!
“I'll show Luke I can fit into the city. I'll show him I can be a true New Yorker. I'll go the gym, and then I'll eat a bagel, and I'll ... shoot someone, maybe?

Or maybe just the gym will be enough.”

Okay, so for some reason when I first read this book back in 2015 I rated it 2 stars??!!

I have no idea what lemonade I was sipping back then because I was obviously drunk on something. This book deserved way better than my wack-ass 2 star rating.

Hopefully this review will redeem myself because Sho
Laurence R.
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dying-to-read

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
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
Nusrat Mahmood
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, most-favorite
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
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-read-again
Becky's carelessness seriously gives me anxiety. As someone who's always been stingy with my money, I can't imagine spending so carelessly. That being said, I do have a closet stuffed full of clothes and Becky's eventual purge inspired me to do the same just this morning. Yay me! And I know that Becky surely won't actually learn a lesson and go through the same thing again next book.
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
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
Serisop (Cioccolatoelibri)
In realtà 4,5 stelline.

Mi mancava tantissimo Sophie Kinsella, soprattutto mi mancavano Rebecca ed il suo shopping sfrenato.
Dopo il primo volume della serie, volevo assolutamente continuare a leggere di questa storia e finalmente sono riuscita a fare un passo avanti.
Devo dire che rispetto al primo volume della serie sono cambiate alcune cose, soprattutto nel mio modo di vedere i personaggi. Penso siano normali delle "evoluzioni" e ne sono molto contenta.
Rebecca è sicuramente molto diversa: se nel
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, cd, fiction, own, series
Shopaholic takes Manhattan was a fun book to read. i listened to it while i followed in the book. i was constantly laughing or giggling. i highly recommended it. One of those books you can totally picture yourself in the middle of what was happening!
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

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!


Continuing the Series:
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
Nina Draganova
Не е лесно в 2 часа през нощта да четеш историите за Беки. Освен , че можеш да събудиш всички около теб, така те разсънва , че после вече не ти се иска да спиш.
Нагледно си представете , как искаш да натъпчеш целия си гардероб в найлонови торби които се обезвъздушават , за да скриеш от приятелката си безсмислените количества дрехи и какво ли не. И в момента , когато приятелката ти сипе похвали , колко си върха , тези торби започват да като топове да изстрелват върху нея цялата натурия (както те с
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 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.
Aleida Oskam
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
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Recensione con SPOILER
Vorrei poter dire che ho amato questo libro, che sono stata più che coinvolta nella storia, che Sophie Kinsella è una scrittrice fenomenale e che non vedo l’ora di poter mettere le mani su altri suoi libri e su altre storie eccezionali come questa. E invece, l’unica cosa che dico è che non capisco come questo libro può essere definito un Best Sellers. Sinceramente, penso che questo libro non valga nemmeno gli 8,40 euro che la Mondadori chiede per comprarlo. Come diavolo può
Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella, with the exception of the Shopaholic series. She makes me laugh and I've recently discovered that audio is a perfect way to enjoy her books. I'm using this newfound knowledge to see if I can find some appreciation for the Shopaholic series after all, but so far, no. I first read Confessions of a Shopaholic when I was in university and excess spending wasn't a luxury I could afford. I thought perhaps that was why I didn't like it that much and would have more ap ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Becky is so awesome and so awkward at the same time. I would drown in shame if things like this would happen to me. And I would have punched some people. Like, a lot of them.

Love the series so far!
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this a lot I thought it was a lot of fun. Her shopping addiction felt more repetitive but the plot was interesting and different enough to keep me engaged
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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

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)
  • Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7)
  • Shopaholic to the Rescue (Shopaholic, #8)
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