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Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
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I've been wanting to read this series for forever but was waiting for my library to finally add it. They did, then there was a crazy wait list for it... yes, in 2018 lol. I guess I wasn't the only one waiting to read it.

My impressions: Not at all like the movie, but I read somewhere that the movie was actually a mashup of books 1-3 so I guess I'll have to read some more. I found Becky to be funny and extremely likable, but with a very sad and cringe-worthy problem. Like the title suggests, she's a shopaholic. But she's the real deal. Deep spirals of debt don't touch her very real compulsion because of the avoidance and rationalizations that come so easily to her. I was so excited for her when she found her intellectual and profitable calling in the media, and I thought it was a great way to end the book, only it wasn't the end and I was sad for her again. Addiction isn't solved that easily.

Overall, Confessions of a Shopaholic is a surprisingly deep book under the guise of funny chick-lit. Well-done, Sophie Kinsella.

My favorite quote:
“We all fail to appreciate each day just how much we already possess. Light, air, freedom, the companionship of friends.”
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Reading Progress

May 25, 2018 – Started Reading
May 28, 2018 – Shelved
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: book-to-screen
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: listened-to-audiobook
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: one-click-authors
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: kinsella
May 28, 2018 – Shelved as: womens-fiction-chicklit
May 28, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 17, 2018 – Shelved as: finished-series

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Lola I loved this book, and the movie! Becky is hilarious.

Jennifer Lola wrote: "I loved this book, and the movie! Becky is hilarious."

Haha, agreed. She's a very likable character :)

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Andrea Huh. I haven’t read this series either, but adored the movie. GASP! The movie sounds better! Thoughts?

Jennifer Andrea wrote: "Huh. I haven’t read this series either, but adored the movie. GASP! The movie sounds better! Thoughts?"

Two very different experiences. The movie is quite superficial compared to the book. I actually liked elements of this book very much but watching Becky ruin her finances became a bit repetitive and tired the laughter right out of me. A great book overall though and I just finished listening to the second one which I enjoyed more than this first. Hope you get a chance to check it out, Andrea!

Myrna Glad you read it (:

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Mackey Love your review!

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