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Top Sophie Kinsella Books

Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella.

Sophie Kinsella is one of my all time fav fiction writers, she mostly does Chick-lit books, i love every one of her books that i’ve read and i want to read the rest. i’m not the least bit surpised that she was nominated as the New York Times bestselling author at all!

Here i’ve picked out just 10 of her books for you to get stuck into, you’ll love her books as much as i do i’m sure. Good luck picking your first one out of this list.

About Sophie Kinsella…

Sophie Kinsella is her pen name, her full name is – Madeleine Sophie Wickham. She was born in London, in 1969, making her 49 years young. She has 5 children today, Freddy, Oscar, Hugo, Sybella and Rex, and as you can tell from these unique names, shes a very talented creative writer.

The first two novels in her best-selling Shopaholic series, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Abroad, were adapted into the film Confessions of a Shopaholic.

You can find all things Sophie Kinsella on her wesbite if you click HERE.


I Owe You One

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?

Readers thoughts on this…


“I adored this book. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Sophie Kinsella novel and I’ve forgotten just how addictive they can be. Once I started it I could hardly put it down.”

“This book was a delight. Four stars! I have to start out by saying I am a longtime fan of Kinsella’s. I’ve been reading her since about 2004, give or take a year. I started with Shopaholic, and I’ve read everything she’s put out (under this name; she also writes under at least one other). So when I say I’m a fan, just know that I mean it.

Now since I’m a fan, I normally automatically rate all her books five stars. However this book didn’t quite get there – in my eyes the beginning dragged just a little too much. BUT. The middle of the book quickly gained momentum (the end of chapter 17 had me fist pumping the air!), and the book ended on a really strong note. So four stars it is. Old and new fans will enjoy this book greatly. I know I did!”


Suprise Me

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected “until death do us part” to mean seven decades.

In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

Readers thoughts on this… 

“Absolutely recommend for a fun, fluffy, laugh out loud read… with some depth….”

“SURPRISE ME by SOPHIE KINSELLA is a charming, warm, humorous and a feel-good story that even had a touch of mystery to the storyline and a surprising twist.”


Wedding Night

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad — not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.

Readers thoughts on this…

“A great, fluffy, chick-lit. Hilarious and entertaining, what more could you want?!”

“Sophie Kinsella is my always go to author whenever I need a quick pick me up. Her books are light and fluffy reads and are always quick to bring a smile to my face.”


Finding Audrey

Audrey can’t leave the house. she can’t even take off her dark glasses inside the house.

Then her brother’s friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again – well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she’d thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

Readers thoughts on this…

“This was a cute story a girl suffering from an anxiety disorder, and her crazy mother!”

“This was such a CUTE story! I loved Audrey and her crazy family!”


My Not So Perfect Life

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle–from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.

Then, just as she’s finding her feet–not to mention a possible new romance–the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away–until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.

Readers thoughts on this…

“Kinsella is my go-to for fun, feel-good reads that demand very little of me.”

“I was worried because the summary didn’t sound like my cup of tea, but Lord, I’m glad I got it all because of Sophie Kinsella. I freaking loved it! “


Can You Keep A Secret?

Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her…

Readers thoughts on this…

“This was really cute and funny! A great lighthearted read.”

This was one of those really cute fluffy reads with so much cliches that we should hate but we just can’t help but read. It was just adorable.”


Twenties Girl

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

Readers thoughts on this…

“Although there was a good romance in this book, it wasn’t the main focus of the book. Instead, this novel put most of it’s emphasis on family and friendship and I really liked that!”

“Sophie Kinsella is a guilty pleasure of mine. This book made for a fun and much needed escape for me today.”


Ive Got Your Number

I’ve lost it. 🙁 The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive 🙂 !!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Readers thoughts on this…

“I just read this book in one sitting because Sophie Kinsella is a hilarious and engaging author!”

“I loved I’ve Got Your Number and totally related to the main character, Poppy. I mean, who isn’t absolutely, life-on-the-line dependent on their cell phone?”


Remember Me?

This one was Sophie’s number 1 best seller!

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.

Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament…

Readers thoughts on this…

“Sophie Kinsella’s books follow a formula that’s as simple and delicious as my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.”

“I really enjoyed this one! My favorite Kinsella book to date.”


Mummy Fairy And Me

Ella Brook can’t wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella’s mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes. A lot of the time, it’s up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?

Readers thoughts on this…

“This was a very cute read, I read it in an hour and got a few laughs and chuckles out of it and I really liked that about this book.”

“Yea—Sophie Kinsella for kids! I read this with my 8-yr-old daughter and we loved it. She loved the silliness of the spells and the awful messes the Fairy Mom got herself into. I loved the good choices most of the characters eventually made after learning from their mistakes, and also how Ella reacted to her not-best friend, realizing that not everyone is nice but we can choose how we respond. ”

 

10 Comments

  • Lok Which

    I have been searching for the choice of books I’m going to read this year because I really love reading books . Last year I read about twenty books. This year I’m still making my selection on the books I will read. Thanks for sharing this post because mere reading the little summary I’ve gained interested for “can you keep a secret and “remember me.

  • julienne murekatete

    Thank you for sharing with us this great review on Top Sophie Kinsella Books.I like this pen name for sure. i have read one of her books called surprise me and I found how creative she is.There is no doubt that she deserves to be one of my favourite female writers.

    I am going to read this one called wedding night and I know it is fantastic .

  • Marlene

    Thank you Jayde for this awesome post.  I love it.  I love books too and reading.  

    My son and I enjoyed Mummy Fairy And Me by Sophie Kinsella the most. 

    It’s about Ella, a girl learning to become a fairy from her perfectly imperfect fairy mother. We had such fun reading about the magic, the mayhem, the silliness and the messes and every time Ella came to the rescue.  We laughed so much and enjoyed every story.  

    Oh, and the marshmallow magic word is the best one ever!

    It was the coolest thing that her phone turns into a magical computawand, it opens so many possibilities for my son’s imagination in regards to his Mom also possibly being a fairy, and all the things the two of us can do. My son absolutely loves the idea of having a fairy as a Mom. 

    It is safe to say that Mommy Fairy And Me is our favorite.  We learned a lot from their magical adventures, and the lessons stuck.  

    We recommend all kids read this one with their mom’s of course.  

    Sophie Kinsella’s books are all great, I agree with you.  

  • Craig

    I’ve heard several of my colleagues mention Sophie’s books, but I haven’t ever read any of them myself. My wife is always looking for a great book to read and I normally try to get her one each quarter (and she does the same for me) then we compare notes about it!

    I’ve definitely heard of the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, but is that where you’d start if you’d never read any of her books? Or is there a particular favorite of yours that is stand alone? My wife tends to dislike books that are part of a series…

  • charles39

    I have not read any of her books but that should be the plans from know on I hope they have  e-books on Amazon on those volumes you have mentioned  if not I will to look for them on this side of the world on the book shelves  their is a good chance  I will get them

  • Eric Cantu

    I’m going to have to look up this author. Great summaries of these books. Personally, I’m learning towards I Owe You One and Finding Audrey. This author obviously has a great way with developing characters and putting them in situations the reader can identify with. Thanks for introducing me to Sophie!

  • Nuttanee

    I have heard of the shopaholic series before, seen the movie but never read the book. Will give it a try. Surprise Me is on my next list after I finish with the shopaholic series. Can you keep a secret will be perfect for light reading too! Omg so many good books! Good list, now I know what to do when I have my down time. Thanks 🙂

  • Flizzy

    I’m not a big fan of reading fiction books, however my wife is. So when I was out running errands the other day, I happened to notice a copy of “My not-so Perfect Life” on the featured books table at my local bookstore I remembered it from this article a grabbed it for the wife on a whim. She absolutely lit up when I gave it to her. I didn’t know she was already a fan of the shopaholic books. I learned something about wife and earned major brownie points in the process. Thank you for sharing this information! I may even read it myself when she’s done.

  • Fiona

    So many great books to choose from, and perfect now we’re in summer beach reading weather! 

    Can you Keep a Secret sounds like the perfect light-hearted read for the holidays – I love stories that have some laughs thrown in with them. Based on all the summaries, I’m surprised that I haven’t actually read any of these books yet – they’re on my list for the year!

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