Book Review: Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic #5) by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed; especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two . . . but are there three in her marriage?

Release Date: January 1, 2007
Age Group: Adult
Publisher: The Dial Press
Source: Library
Read my Shopaholic Series Review here

I've been waiting to read Shopaholic and Baby for a while now.  I was on my library's eBook waiting list, and missed the email telling me it was my turn to read the book.  So, I had to go back on the waiting list (at the bottom this time) and wait my turn again.  In the meantime, I skipped ahead and read the rest of the Shopaholic series, knowing I would come back and read book five when the eBook became available.  I never read series out of order but made an exception this time.

I started Shopaholic and Baby knowing for the most part how things would turn out for Becky and Luke, having read Mini Shopaholic (book six) already.  But, I didn't know there would be so much relationship drama in this book.  Becky was at a real low point for part of the book, lower than she usually gets when she "overextends" herself.  I liked seeing how she resolves things, especially because it involved some character growth.  I also loved the change in Luke and how he cherishes Becky.

This book was a nice diversion from the usual Shopaholic series plot points: Becky overshops, hides the evidence of her shopping and subsequent debt from everyone, and ends up saving herself in a brilliant solution which usually involves her selling many of her belongings.  The addition of Becky's pregnancy took the book in a different direction, which I really appreciated.

Overall, this was one of my favorite books in the series, if not my most favorite.  Having just gone through a pregnancy myself, I really identified with Becky and thoroughly enjoyed the book!


  1. Sounds like that's the part of the story I would relate to too.

  2. I just love Becky,she is so funny and interesting.Sophie Kinsella is my favorite author,thanks for sharing this,
    Silvy from


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