Publication Order of Shopaholic Books
|Confessions of a Shopaholic||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic Abroad||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic Ties the Knot||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic & Sister||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic & Baby||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mini-Shopaholic||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic to the Stars||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic on Honeymoon||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shopaholic to the Rescue||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Chronological Order of Shopaholic Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Tennis Party||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Desirable Residence||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Swimming Pool Sunday||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Gatecrasher||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Wedding Girl||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cocktails for Three||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sleeping Arrangements||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Can You Keep a Secret?||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Undomestic Goddess||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Remember Me?||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Twenties Girl||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|I've Got Your Number||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Wedding Night||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Finding Audrey||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Sophie Kinsella, born Madeleine Sophie Wickham, is a common name that arises every time British novelists are mentioned. Her contributions in fictional writing can never be oversight with book series like Shopaholic that received tremendous accolades and appreciation. Born back in 12th December 1969, Sophie has authored a number of novels with the most renowned being her Shopaholic series which was a bestseller. She has several others and is still writing more. Looking at her book profile, one may think she studied the art which is actually not the case. Having gone through two different independent senior schools, she finally landed in the University of Oxford. She began by studying music before changing after her first year to PPE (politics, philosophy and economics). She later worked in various firms including Pension World as a financial journalist before resorting to fictional writing.
Her first creations came early when she was still a journalist. At only 24, Sophie Kinsella, then known as Madeleine Wickham, wrote her first novel titled The Tennis Party. The book received numerous positive critics as a success, hailed by the public and appeared in the top ten bestseller list. After that first success, Sophie went on and authored six other novels under her name Madeleine Wickham. The books included A Desirable Residence, The Gatecrasher, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Wedding Girl, Sleeping Arrangements and Cocktails for Three. She submitted her first book under the name Sophie Kinsella to her publishers anonymously and only later revealed her identity in 2005 on her work titled Can You Keep a Secret. Although most of her stand alone novels have received positive remarks from critics as well as public, her most notable achievement is the Shopaholic book series. This series already has five books with another addition expected in the autumn of 2014. The first two books in this series have also been used as a story line in a movie released in 2009. Her first was work in the Shopaholic was The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic released in 2000 and later published as Confessions of a Shopaholic in 2001. This series features Becky Bloomwood as the book’s main protagonist. She is raised by her parents and later moves to London, where she stays at a flat owned by friend’s (Suzy) parents who are wealthy and aristocratic. She works for the Successful Savings magazine as a financial journalist, a job she dislikes and only does due to her inability to momentarily secure a better one. Becky loves to shop on fashionable clothes and presents for her friends, a habit she rationalizes as necessary. This leads her into huge debts and her friend Suzy monitors her expenditure to help with basic management.
The second book of the series is called Shopaholic abroad, released in 2001 and later published in US as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan in 2002. It picks up from the previous book as Becky experiences a good life with her boyfriend Luke who she met in a press conference. She also has a good paying job as a financial advisor on television and establishes good terms with her bank manager Derek. Events change rapidly as Derek retires and Luke decides to explore opportunities in New York. Becky’s world shifts as she moves to the new city and is happier than ever before. She wins the attention of employees and gets some great sales. Although she still spends a substantial amount of money, Becky is financially secure now with a stable TV job. An article is released depicting her as bankrupt and spendthrift which damage the PR of her company. She is eventually laid off and returns home to her friend Suzy as her relationship with Luke comes to an apparent end. When this book comes to an end, Becky has gone back to pick a package delivered to her former job and finds out deceitful plans made to bring down Luke. She arranges a meeting at the airport and tips him before they finally make up.
The third book was Shopaholic Ties the Knot in 2002 followed by Shopaholic & Sister (2004) and then Shopaholic & Baby in 2007. These books mainly describe Becky’s life with Luke and their wedding capped by a minor location drama. After a ten-months honeymoon, Becky and her husband, who quickly goes back to work mode and trims his hair, return home. She promises not to spend extravagantly, but her problems begin with the arrival of two trucks full of souvenirs she bought during the trip. Her parents also introduce her to a sister she never had, one from her father’s previous relationship. There are various episodes of drama as Becky finds out the many differences she has with her sister Jess. They fall out and later reconcile when she realizes Jess’s rocks collecting and nature-reclined adventures which she considered boring are actually a hobby. In the 2007 release, she is heavily pregnant and her sister encourages the use of secondhand baby products as a more conservative approach. The last release Mini Shopaholic was in 2010 and basically involves their young daughter Minnie, who grows up with naughty behavior. She is practically uncontrollable and has been banned from four Christmas grottos. Shopaholic to the Stars is expected to be released in the autumn of 2014.
In 2009, Sophie Kinsella saw the first film based on her writing as Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy starred in Confessions of a Shopaholic, a romantic comedy movie. The movie character lives in New York while in the book, she lives in England. Sophie has received various awards including Writer of the Year in 2009 annual Women of the Year awards.
Sophie Kinsella has many stand alone novels besides the Shopaholic series. Readers are anticipating the coming release and her sales will be expected to rise. Viewers will equally be looking forward to the possibility of producing a running series based on the complete chapters of the book. Although she is approaching 45, Sophie is still an excellent writer and thrives in fictional creations. Kinsella is a pseudo- name picked from her mother’s maiden name and most of her early career books are authored under her aforementioned real names.Book Series In Order » Authors » Sophie Kinsella