Sunday, December 14, 2008

Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Rating 3!!

Book Description: Becky has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can't bear to read—and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something....Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever. Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times—and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance

My Review: I had to pick a chick lit book for the Read Around the Genre Challenge I was participating in. I decided to listen to Confession of a Shopaholic, if I tried to read it I know I wouldn't have finished it. I really don't like stories told in the first person. With that said I like this, but I didn't love it. It was funny, at some points of the story Becky could be very annoying. This didn't make me a fan of chick lit. I do think, I will eventually check out the rest of the series (probably on audio).

1 comment:

Holly said...

I've read several by SK but never this series. It just never appealed to me. I do highly recommend Can You Keep A Secret if you haven't already read it. It's probably one of the funniest books I've read.

Which reminds me, I should do a re-read soon...