Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Book Club: Christmas Shopaholic

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Book: Christmas Shopaholic
Author: Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!

But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky's parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she'll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?

With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . .

Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?

What I have to say:
I have always been a fan of Sophie Kinsella and the Shopaholic series!! If you are familiar with the series, it's the same loveable Becky finding herself in one situation/mix up/miscommunication after another- as she usually does. We follow her as she prepares to host Christmas for the first time, while trying to keep everyone happy. Love that this book was centered around the holidays and that Kinsella gave us a story that is (mostly) relatable and characters we know and love. 

Final Verdict:
I have yet to meet someone who is not a Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood fan. This book was classic Becky and a must read for any fan of the series. Also recommended for anyone looking for a lighthearted Christmas read.


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