Do you like Spophie Kinsella's books?

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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:02:20 AM
I have read two of her books. I really liked Remember Me and Undomestic Goddess was good in parts. Are there any books by her that you recommend? I just want an easy fluff read.


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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:04:02 AM
Can You Keep a Secret is the first one of hers that I read. It got me hooked.



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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:06:32 AM
I love her books! My favorites from her are the shopaholic series.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:11:41 AM
I've only read the Shopaholic books. They aren't like stuff I usually get into but they were fun , easy eads while I was trying to pass time during my overnight shifts. I think they would be exactly what it sounds like you're looking for


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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:16:30 AM
shopaholic series made me laugh out loud!


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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:20:32 AM
I love her books! All of them are great for a fun, easy read. The Shopaholic series is my favorite.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:25:00 AM
I read one Shopaholic book. Hated it!

Seriously hated it to the point I won't read anything else by her.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:38:35 AM
I don't like the Shopaholic series (I think the main character is a total idiot!) but I really like everything else I've read of hers.


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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:40:51 AM
Love her books!!! The Shopaholic movie was AWFUL. But the books are fantastic!

I like all her other books as well. I just picked up Wedding Night second-hand and I've yet to start reading it. I'm sure it will be good!

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Posted: 11/14/2013 7:54:37 AM
She also writes under the name Madeleine Wickham.

The first of her books that I read was the first in the Shopoholic series. I really didn't like it. But, I still read the 2nd in the series because everyone talked about how much they loved her books so I thought I should try again. I liked the 2nd one better. I ended up reading the whole series and enjoyed it. I then moved on to her stand alone books and then the books written under Madeleine Wickham. I think I like her stand alone books better than the Shopoholic series. But, you have to remember that these are fun, very light, reads. Also, she has a good narrator so the audiobooks are good.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 8:50:44 AM
Her books are very fun and light. The do tend to get repetitive and predictable, especially shopaholic. I also like Meg Cabot for a quick light read.


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Posted: 11/14/2013 8:51:50 AM
I read the Shopaholic books - they were cute.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 8:52:49 AM
If you are looking for a quick, easy and light read then her books are perfect

I read the heavy stuff too but sometimes I just want to read fluff ... I don't expect some literary spectacle from Sophie Kinsella so I'm never disappointed

They are fun



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Posted: 11/14/2013 8:54:10 AM
I thought Twenties Girl was cute.

I liked the Shopaholic series the least. Couldn't stand the main character!
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Posted: 11/14/2013 8:54:55 AM
I do! I think they're cute.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 9:41:22 AM
LOVED the Shopahoilc series and have read them over and over.

And given them as gifts to my mom, sister, grandma, and BFF.

And made my husband read certain passages in them - I told him he would understand me better as that is EXACTLY what goes on in my head when I shop


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Posted: 11/14/2013 10:01:22 AM
Loooove the Shopaholic series. Like the PP, I've read them over and over. Such a light, happy read.

Of her other books, my favorites were Undomestic Goddess and Wedding Night. I remember trying her books under the Wickham name and not liking them as much, oddly enough.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 11:06:28 AM
My two favorites are ones you've read.

After that, I like Twenties Girl and Can You Keep a Secret?

I'm not a huge fan of the Shopaholic series, but they are ok once in awhile.



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Posted: 11/14/2013 11:11:24 AM
I really don't care for her books because I usualy don't find her main character to be likable.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 11:45:24 AM
I like all her books but my favorite is Can You Keep a Secret. I just reread it last week (I've read it a few times. I really like rereading books…I'm weird that way).


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Posted: 11/14/2013 12:02:51 PM

Her books are very fun and light. The do tend to get repetitive and predictable, especially shopaholic.

I agree.
However, I LOVE the Shopaholic series. It's mindless entertainment. Sort of like watching Bridesmaids or another similar type comedy. Just funny, fluffy, and quick.



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Posted: 11/14/2013 12:16:36 PM
Love the Shopaholic series, made me laugh out loud too.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 3:16:51 PM
I loved Twenties Girl and Can You Keep A Secret the best, and I got hooked from them.

I liked the first couple Shopaholic books, but I had to take a break from the series and just couldn't get back into the last couple.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 3:29:18 PM
I've read a few and liked them all so far.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 4:46:31 PM
I like the Shopaholic books, but by the fourth one I was over them. Like, really, this woman is THAT dippy and she has such this great life? Everyone loves her overspending, totally childish ways? It just got annoying.

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Posted: 11/14/2013 4:48:39 PM
Yes her book 'can you keep a secret' is one of my all time favorite books! It's so funny!

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Posted: 11/14/2013 5:29:12 PM
Shopaholic series are great. Easy and fast read and pretty funny!

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Posted: 11/14/2013 11:56:46 PM
Twenties Girl is one of my very favorite books. A light read that made me laugh all the way through. Love Sophie K!


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Posted: 11/15/2013 6:27:44 AM
I've ready several of her books. Love them all. I've read the entire Shopaholic series and laughed out loud. I've read Can You Keep a Secret, I've Got Your Number and Wedding Night (that was really funny). I like light reads. So the fact that the main character in Shopaholic wasn't the brightest didn't bother me.


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