The author of the Shopaholic books selects three priceless reads.
Sophie Kinsella (the nom de plume of British author Madeline Wickham) struck a chord with thousands of readers when she gave life to Becky Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic. Her eponymous heroine’s lack of financial restraint (and rueful acceptance thereof) has kicked off a set of comic misadventures that now includes the mother-and-daughter tale Mini Shopaholic, in which all sorts of delightfully bad behavior with a credit card are passed down to the next generation. Here, Sophie Kinsella shares with us three of her own favorite books.
By Jane Austen
“Jane Austen is my all-time favorite author—she writes with such wit and elegance. Emma is a brilliantly flawed character and this book is full of insight and comedy—not to mention a wonderful romance.”
By Lewis Carroll
“I’ve loved this book since I was a child. I was enchanted by the mixture of fantasy, mind-games, and ridiculous poetry. Humpty Dumpty has got to be one of the all-time great comic characters.”
By Philip Pullman
“This whole trilogy blew me away with its imagination and ideas. I was totally gripped and in floods of tears as I read the final chapter—a bit embarrassing as I was on a plane!”