Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Review

The final shopaholic book. I almost forgot about this one but I got a notification on my kindle app and here we are. I am glad I got to read a festive book at Christmas time, especially this year when things are probably the least festive they can be.

So here we are back with Becky and her usual shenanigans. Honestly didn’t know if I would enjoy this one considering the last couple of books were just okay. I wasn’t a fan of the storyline but this time, it’s Christmas so what’s not to love?

This was a really fun read and a great last book to the series. Becky trying to organise Christmas herself is exactly the kind of chaos we need to end the year.

Naturally, I thought that it was going to be a lot of Becky buying all this stuff she doesn’t need which I guess is true but I think she actually had a lot more going on than just shopping. Which is saying a lot.

Between meeting everyone’s Christmas demands, an old flame returning and trying to find the perfect present for Luke…it’s all a mess. But a fun kind of mess that was just the right level of drama.

I found it hilarious that Suze thought Becky and Luke were going to end up having “multiplayer sex” with Becky’s ex and his girlfriend. And I will only be calling it multiplayer sex from now on.

I can’t say I was too keen on the fact the girlfriend ended up being crazy thinking she was entitled to Luke’s money and all that. Plus the idea that she would ruin Becky’s Christmas is wild. Not the twist I wanted but I guess there’s always one person who tries to ruin Christmas in a Christmas story.

Also loved the whole deal with Becky’s parents trying to be hip and cool and moving to Shoreditch. It was something so random but fun and way better than that crazy story that was spun about Becky’s dad in the last couple of books. Glad to see her parents are being back to the way they should be, which is totally embarrassing for Becky.

Along with that we also see Becky being a good friend to one of the mums at Minnie’s school which is nice. I feel like usually Becky isn’t always the best when it comes to helping people but she was doing a good thing and I am proud of her for being there for someone and not thinking it was just going to resolve itself in usual Becky fashion. So yay for growth!

And on top of all that you have to admire Becky’s bravery as she goes to the extreme lengths to get Luke’s Christmas present. I mean I thought it was a little extreme even for Becky but we love that it came together because of the holidays. I mean if anyone can charm her way into a billiards club for men just for a suitcase, it’s Becky.

I guess you could say this book was a little far fetched in terms of everything that goes down. But that’s just the nature of this book series. And I’ve really enjoyed following Becky in all her crazy adventures this year.

I’m also glad that the series ends on this light and festive note. And it was definitely something that helped me feel festive this year. I can’t even be mad that everything wrapped up in the best way possible because that’s just what you hope for during this time of year. And even if it’s not going right in real life, I am glad I can count on the fictional world to bring me that joy.

So I think this is a great book to end the year on. Though I can’t promise I won’t start another one between now and the new year. I just think it’s an accomplishment to read a festive book at the correct time of year and finish it on time lol.

Now just to think about my reading goal for next year and figure out what to read next. If you have any suggestions than let me know!

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