Book Reviews of Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic, Bk 5)

Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic, Bk 5)
Shopaholic Baby - Shopaholic, Bk 5
Author: Sophie Kinsella
ISBN-13: 9780385338707
ISBN-10: 0385338708
Publication Date: 2/27/2007
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 455 ratings
Publisher: The Dial Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic, Bk 5) on + 139 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Finally! A new Becky book that didn't make me want to smack her. In this installment, she's pregnant and she could be going totally nuts and very far into debt, but there was a restraint in the character that felt so much better for me. Yes, she still loves to shop and she buys unnecessary items, but there are a few minor changes in her that allowed me to like Becky more than ever. She even enters a competition with Luke to see who can add more to the baby's trust fund! Much better than when she took Manhattan and tied the knot. :)
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Helpful Score: 4
Sophie Kinsella does it again, with a peek into the live of Becky Bloomberg, now married to Luke and expecting. I'm always surprised at how likable and even lovable Becky is, when her persona is developed as, well, a materialistic shopaholic. The story starts with Becky's new department store under a dark cloud of bad luck and publicity; Luke's company taking off but with a demanding new client; Becky catching wind of a new primo obstetrician to the stars; and a househunt. Bex is in her element, and it's a fun read as always.
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Helpful Score: 4
Love love love these books. You really feel like your a friend of Beckys. Laugh out loud funny! She is preparing to have a baby and you know how she LOVES to shop!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really liked all the shopaholic books- but in this one Becky and her antics just got on my nerves a little. If you've read all the others, by no means skip this one, just don't get your hopes up too much.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great book by Sophie Kinsella. Becky Brandon's character doesn't change in this fast read. She is funny and endearing. Who couldn't love her? I only hope there is another "Shopaholic & _______________! Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors!!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Such a great book! If you haven't read any of the Shopaholic books you are missing out!

This book is cute, funny and an enjoyable read! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! :-)
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Helpful Score: 2
Best Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) book I've read, and I've read every one of them. Normally I think Becky is just TOO MUCH sometimes, but I found her delightful in this book, and also felt incredibly gratified in the end. When Luke goes over all the reasons he married Becky, it reminds me why I still read this series. I even felt like Becky grew a bit as a person, which I don't think usually happens. Great fast, funny read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book as much as I liked the first 3 books in the series. I was disappointed by "Shopaholic & Sister" but this book was a return to the style of the first books, but with a more mature Becky Brandon (as mature as is possible for her to be....)
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Helpful Score: 2
Love, Love, Love this book. Laugh out loud funny and poignant as well. The best of the series so far!!! I couldn't wait and had to go out and buy it as soon as it came out and it was worth it!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Kind of extra light...at this point, getting a little tired of the repitition.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutly Amazing..Funny and Loveable...Can't wait for the next installment!
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Helpful Score: 1
Hysterical! This is a fun read that you cannot put down. Everytime I read Sophie Kinsella's books I find myself wishing that I, too, was living in London pushing prams and going to the loo. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Shopaholic series is not your typical chic lit literature. In fact, I do not really read chic lit, but I devour Shopaholic books in a couple of sittings. They are all very relaxing, funny and enjoyable. Shopaholic and Baby was no exception. I loved the new Venetia Carter character and the funny ways Becky dealt with her. The book made me laugh outloud and shake my head in disbelief in some parts. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for something light, quick and funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent book in the series. I have to say that this was my favorite by far.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had some trouble getting started but once I hit a certain spot I couldn't put it down and finished it that same day. I started thinking here she goes again. I wasn't sure I could go through this again with her, but it is different from the other books as in it doesn't focus on just her spending. Another enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was super cute!! It refreshes the Shopaholic series after the "Shopaholic and Sister" book made it fall a little flat. If you know anyone who is pregnant, you must share!!
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Helpful Score: 1
An amazing end to the series, Becky Bloomwood has a new reason to shop! Thoguh it's the last book it still keeps you wanting more from the series. Becky Bloomwood should continue her amazing and interesting shopping adventures. She made me realize how much of a shopaholic I am.
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Helpful Score: 1
Becky Bloomwood (nee Brandon) strikes again! Pregnancy certainly hasn't stopped Becky from shopping and maxing out credit cards! THis was another great sequel to the Shopaholic series! I enjoyed it immensely!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was very cute - a nice finish to this fun series. It wasn't my favorite of the five, but it wasn't the worst either - strangely, I think it is the first one that I liked the least. Still, it's a fun series and reading it has been a great way to usher in spring!
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read every Sophie Kinsella book there is and this one stays true to form. Becky Brandon (need Bloomwood) is preparing for the birth of her baby. She's thrilled to learn that shopping cures morning sickness!

I love this book!! I feel like I know Becky. I find myself smiling and shaking my head at some of the messes she gets herself into.
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A good read.
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enjoyable and fun chic lit!
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After devouring each of the books in this series, I was very disappointed by this one. In a way, I'm actually glad that the series has now ended as I find that they all have very much the same plot line. Becky shops too much, digs herself into a whole, and then either comes up with a remarkable idea or is bailed out by someone.
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Fun, light-hearted chick-lit and great girls night-in read. Becky Brandon is up to her old exploits.
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Becky is pregnant and now is shopping for two! (sorry, I couldn't resist saying that...I don't think I came up with that, it might be on the back cover, but that's now at the library so I honestly don't know...anyway...moving on). Becky feels that she's now cured of compulsively shopping for herself, but instead finds herself compulsively shopping for her baby (justifying it by the fact that she doesn't want to deprive the baby). So Baby Bloomwood will come into the world with multiple cribs and prams and the best celebrity baby-doctor. However, the problems begin when Becky learns that her new doctor is Luke's ex-girlfriend...who possibly still has feelings for him.

Although it's great to see what happens with the Shopaholic gang, I feel that this was the least memorable of the series. In all of the other books, I can clearly remember specific instances from the book, but that's not the case with this one. I guess that might come with the fact that the series has run its course (though if Sophie Kinsella writes another for this series, I hope it has some of the magic of the earlier books).
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Ok, I started to get annoyed with becky this time around because she just seemed so shallow, but then I took a look at Luke and thought he is just being too mean this time. But the end wraps up nicely and there are some good laughs along the way. For me if a book doesn't wrap you up in the characters some way it is flawed, so I rate this a 4 star and look forward the next in the series.
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I laughed out loud several times while reading this book. Loved it!
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I have enjoyed all of the Becky books and this one didn't disappoint at all. Great fun and a quick paced book. You can't miss with a Sophie Kinsella book!
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Sophie Kinsella does it again! Her protagonist, Becky (Bloomwood) Brandon, is the literary equivalent of Lucille Balls Lucy Ricardo. Shes just as lovable and full of hilarious antics. You cant help but root for Becky no matter how sticky the situation.

In this novel, Becky is pregnant and she demands the care of the top obstetrician into London (the one all the local fashion models see). As it turns out, the doctor happens to be her husband Lukes ex-girlfriend. To make matters more complex, Becky and Luke have been house hunting, and in the meantime found new renters for their apartment. The only problem is, they havent exactly found their dream house and will have no where to live by the time the baby is born.

Plus, in this novel, Becky is shopping for two!

I recommend the whole Shopaholic Series for a quick, fun read. Becky always seems to find the most surprising solutions to her troubles.
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Great book!
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My 14 year daughter loves these books. I got this (and several others in the series) for her, and she was riveted.
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This is my favorite of the Shopaholic series! When I got about 3/4 done with the book, I couldn't put it down.
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Sophie Kinsella is an amazing writer that keeps you wanting more. The Shopaholic Series is hilarious and so addicting (much like shopping lol). A must read! I guarantee you won't be able to put these books down once you start reading them.
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A fun addition to the shopaholic series, following the drama of Becky as she and her husband prepare for the birth of their baby. It's fun and lighthearted and easy to listen to.
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Back on track with the Shopaholic. One of the best of the series.
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fun and enjoyable
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Very good book
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One awkward situation after another, Becky Bloomwood (now Becky Brandon) makes us laugh through life. She's having a baby and wants everything to be perfect, but is her marriage and dream of the perfect family-life in jeopardy, after she discovers her obstetrician is an ex-girlfriend of her husband's?
It's light-hearted and funny, as are all the others in the series. Enjoyed it!
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Becky's at it again. This was a real cute story!
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So fun, just like her other books!
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This book did not disappoint--can't wait for the next one!
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This book is last in a series of hilarious book in the Shopaholic series... Each story does stand alone, but are better when read in order... Be prepared to laugh and be shocked- there are many twists in the stories.
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First time I read anything by her, and once I got started I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read her other books
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Cute story, quick read. Great addition to anyone who likes Kinsella's work, or has read the series.
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great book, love the series
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I love this series.Prefect ending to the series, not what I anticipated
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Really cute book from the Shopoholic series.
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This was such a fun easy read!
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Great contiuation of one of my all time favorite characters!! I adore Becky. This installment does not disappoint.
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This was really funny and made the ride home from work each day much nicer ; )
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This is a lovely addition to the Shopaholic story line. Your typical Becky and her loving Luke. She gets herself in and out of trouble.

If this is the last book of the Shopaholic Series (not that it is, but IF), if makes for a great conclusion book.
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This was my favorite book in the series! It was so funny that I could not put it down. It is a great summer read for the beach or vacation! You dont want to miss this book!
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The misadventures of Becky and Luke continue- adjusting to lifestyle changes with a baby on the way. Hilarious addition to the "Shopaholic" series!
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Always read my books in order but I read book this book before I read book 4. I love this series of books. They are very humorous and once I pick it up I can't stop reading. This is the continuous adventure of a confessed shopaholic Becky Bloomwood, who has a problem with maxing out credit cards. She has finally conquered her credit card problem (maybe) but she has a whole new set of problems. She finds out that her and Luke are expecting so now they are shopping for baby stuff, buying a house and switching pediatricians. Read it to find out all that ensues and how Becky solves all her problems.
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Not as good as her other books, but still a very entertaining, laugh out loud story of Becky going through pregnancy
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I like all of the Shopaholic books, but this was one of my favorites. The main character, Becky Brandon, nee Bloomwood is hilarious. Always getting into trouble but with such good intentions. In this volume she's pregnant, buying a bigger house with her husband tro move in, and ends up getting an obyn who is her husbands ex. Things snowball from there. I actually laughed out loud a few times while reading this. A quick, fun read, where a girl can get lost and live out her fantasies of having lots of money, clothes, and time to buy everything for her soon to be baby! :-)