Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella


I learned an important lesson from this book.  When it first came out I added it to my reading list.  Then, I read some reviews that were pretty scathing.  All these people advised that it was WAY worse than Sophie Kinsella’s other books and not to read it.  Guess what?  I listened to them.  I kept putting it off.  Finally, I was in the mood for a fluffy, happy novel and I downloaded it.  I figured if it was awful I could just stop reading, but I actually really loved it.  It was hilarious and so relatable.  There were a few times where I was on the subway reading it on my iPad and I started laughing out loud.  

I have no idea why those other people hated it but the moral of the story is that books are very subjective.  There have been a few novels lately that everyone has ADORED (I am looking at you – #Girlboss) and I detested them.  This is not a serious book.  You are not going to learn any great lessons.  It will make you laugh and smile and sometimes that is all I need from a story.  It was my favorite out of the Shopaholic series and I cant wait for the next one!

Here is a little description from Goodreads:

 “Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA—city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour—and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage’s personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage’s archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Is it possible that what Becky wants most will end up hurting those she loves most? Shopaholic fans old and new will devour Sophie Kinsella’s newest adventure!”

8 thoughts on “Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

  1. lkn106

    I loved this book and all of the Shopaholics! They’re fun and easy to get lost in and you leave happy! Sometimes that is all you need in a book and nothing more!

  2. Nadine

    I am so behind on my Sophie Kinsella readings. I think I only read the first Shopaholic book. I will have to add them to my to read list. I agree that books are totally subjective. Some books everyone LOVES and I don’t get the hype, so it goes both ways.

  3. M @ The Sequin Notebook

    I loooved the Shopaholic Series but was also hesitant on this one because of the reviews, but you’re totally right – who cares what other people think! Reading is really is very subjective and let’s be honest, we all know what we’re going to get with a book like this, but sometimes light and fluffy is exactly what you’re looking for! Thanks for sharing -definitely adding this to my reading list!


  4. Kristen

    i think you are spot on. i don’t read books like this when i need a good cry or a thought provoking book. but i do read books like this when i need a light fluffy enjoyable read. nothing wrong with that!
    i had no desire to read girlboss. is that bad?


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