Hello and happy Wednesday. I never thought that I would be here, gushing about just how awesome Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella is and how you should totally definitely read it, but here I am.
I read this book between March the 2nd and the 16th and gave it a five-star rating. The reason why I loved it so much and I think other readers will too is that this is straight up a funny book. I was thoroughly entertained by it, so I think it would be great if you want to steer clear of the super serious reads for a while. It was also relatable to me. We all know that I love me some shopping.
British authors just get to me. I don’t know what it is about their style that differentiates them so much from American ones, but they manage to write in this fresh and fast way that keeps the reader hooked. I am also impressed by how descriptive they are. I think this is why when I watch the movie adaptation of a book by a British author I always feel that it falls short. To me, the book provides so much more. By the way, I tried to watch the movie adaptation for Confessions of a Shopaholic and I literally stopped it two minutes in. I could tell that the essence of the book had not been captured at all. If given the choice of reading the book or watching the movie, choose the book.
The only downside to this novel was the typos and editing issues that I found here and there. You know how picky I am with that, and how that stuff annoys me. Of course, it’s not the author’s fault, but it’s something that publishing houses should be more careful about, especially since this book is a bestseller.
I loved this book so much that I copied a quote from it and I want to share it with you. In the comments below tell me what you thought about it and whether it encouraged you to add this novel to your TBR list.
“It’s not just Luke, and it’s not just my new job with Morning Coffee (even though every time I remember it, I feel a leap of disbelieving joy). No, it’s more than that. It’s that I feel like a completely new person. I feel as though I’m moving on to a new stage in life -with a different outlook, and different priorities.”
Love, Miss Camila