Books by Sophie Kinsella

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Surprise Me

Told with Kinsella's signature wit, Surprise Me is a cautionary tale of how, with the best of intentions, you can easily ruin the best thing in your life. In other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Marriage is a fragile relationship. It's a living bond, not an institution, and subject to th ...

D+
Wedding Night

Narrated by Jayne Entwhistle, Fiona Hardingham, and Mark Bramhall Sophie Kinsella is a hit-or-miss author for me and this story is a miss. I enjoyed her last book, I’ve Got Your Number, a great deal and wrote at the AAR news blog about my excitement at discovering that Jayne Entwhistle was the na ...

B+
I've Got Your Number

Picking and choosing chick lit stories by the back cover results in my sporadic reading of this genre. I have to admit that Sophie Kinsella dropped off my radar because of the Shopaholic books – I didn’t want to read about buying posh things when I was on a budget. But with her latest single tit ...

C+
Twenties Girl

At her best, Sophie Kinsella tells stories featuring characters that we can relate to, even as they get themselves into hilarious, over-the-top predicaments that defy belief. Underneath all the antics, her heroines are sweet (if somewhat ditzy) people who just need to find their way. We know that ...

B
Remember Me?

Sophie Kinsella's newest book, Remember Me?, dangles from an interesting premise: What if you woke up tomorrow and everything that you didn't like about your life was transformed? In 2004 Lexi Smart had a crap job, a crap boyfriend, crap teeth, and a crap future. She was a bit pudgy, more than ...

B
Shopaholic and Baby

Becky Bloomwood and I have always had a Love/Hate relationship. Since we were first introduced in Confessions of a Shopaholic, I can’t seem to shake the urge to call her up and see what life has thrown at her, even though we disagree on many different levels. So over the years, as someone would in ...

B-
The Undomestic Goddess

Samantha Sweeting is a brilliant top City lawyer, one of the finest legal minds of her generation, and she’s been sweating away at Carter Spink for seven years trying to make partner. She’s just on the cusp of that achievement, too, when she makes an enormous error which costs her firm’s clien ...

B
Can You Keep a Secret?

I didn't know exactly what to expect from Can You Keep a Secret?. Becky Bloomwood, the heroine of Kinsella's previous books, the Shopaholic trilogy, struck me as an irresponsible twit, but Kinsella's writing was enjoyable. So this time I was hoping for a better protagonist. And, lucky me, I got one. ...

C-
Shopaholic Ties the Knot

Becky Bloomwood is a transplanted Englishwoman now living in Manhattan and working as a personal shopper. At the wedding of her best friend Suze, Becky's boyfriend Luke Brandon proposes. All that remains is to plan the details of the wedding. Can Becky somehow manage to plan a successful wedding, a ...

C
Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic is another Brit Chick Lit book with yet another heroine who is the author of most of her own problems. But unlike the addict heroine in Marian Keyes's Rachel's Holiday, the heroine of this book is not nearly so likable, nor does she make as much progress. Rebecca B ...