Sophie Kinsella (Madeleine Wickham) Books

Bestselling Author of the Shopaholic Series

Sophie Kinsella is a pseudonym used by Madeleine Wickham to write chick lit. Although Wickham has published other books under her real name, her Kinsella books are much more popular. Here are all the books published by this author, with a note as to whether they were written as Wickham or Kinsella.

1995 - "The Tennis Party" by Madeleine Wickham

'The Tennis Party' by Madeleine Wickham
'The Tennis Party'. Black Swan
Wickham's debut novel is about a couple who invites three other couples to a weekend at their new mansion to play tennis. The husband, Patrick, has a hidden agenda in the invitation, and by the end of the weekend there will be fights, scandal and more.

1996 - "A Desirable Residence" by Wickham

'A Desirable Residence' by Madeleine Wickham
'A Desirable Residence'. St. Martin's Press

Everyone is entangled with everyone else in "A Desirable Residence," the story of a couple who is struggling to pay two mortgages when a handsome new friend comes to their aid. They, their teenage daughter and their tenants all become embroiled in personal affairs and business.

1997 - "Swimming Pool Sunday" by Wickham

'Swimming Pool Sunday' by Madeleine Wickham
'Swimming Pool Sunday'. St. Martin's Press
When a child hits her head on a diving board at a party, her separated parents have to decide whether to sue for negligence. The idea to sue was proposed by the mother's attorney, who has his own motives for wanting in on the case.

1998 - "The Gatecrasher" by Wickham

'The Gatecrasher' by Madeleine Wickham
'The Gatecrasher'. St. Martin's Press

Fleur Daxeny crashes funerals and swindles rich widowers to keep up with her expensive lifestyle. In ​"The Gatecrasher," Fleur actually falls for one of the men but might lose everything because of a secret from her past.

1999 - "The Wedding Girl" by Wickham

'The Wedding Girl' by Madeleine Wickham
'The Wedding Girl'. Transworld Publishers Limited

When Milly was 18, she married a man just so he could stay in the country. Ten years later she is ready to get married for real. As she plans an elaborate wedding, all seems well until her secret threatens to catch up with her.

2000 - "Cocktails for Three" by Wickham

'Cocktails for Three' by Madeleine Wickham
'Cocktails for Three'. St. Martin's Press

Three friends who work at magazines meet once a month for cocktails and gossip. "Cocktails for Three" follows their personal drama along with a situation that might destroy their friendship.

2000 - "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella

'Confessions of a Shopaholic' by Sophie Kinsella
'Confessions of a Shopaholic'. Dell

"Confessions of a Shopaholic" ​is the book that made Sophie Kinsella a worldwide favorite author. In this book, she introduces Becky Bloomwood, a quirky and lovable character who has an addiction to shopping and an aversion to paying bills. Becky's adventures in life and love have also been adapted into a movie.

2001 - "Sleeping Arrangements" by Wickham

'Sleeping Arrangements' by Madeleine Wickham
'Sleeping Arrangements'. St. Martin's Press
When a mutual friend promises two families that they can use his Spanish villa the same week, a situation ensues. Both families are surprised to find the other at the villa, and Chloe must spend the week with the man who broke her heart 15 years ago.

2001 - "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" by Kinsella

'Shopaholic Takes Manhattan' by Sophie Kinsella
'Shopaholic Takes Manhattan'. Dell

In the sequel to "Confessions of a Shopaholic," Becky moves to New York with her boyfriend, Luke, and manages to make a mess of her credit cards and career when she is lured by new shops like Barneys and Sephora.

2001 - "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" by Kinsella

'Shopaholic Ties the Knot' by Sophie Kinsella
'Shopaholic Ties the Knot'. Dell

In the third Shopaholic book, Becky must deal with her mother, soon-to-be mother in-law, and fiancee all while trying to plan the perfect wedding -- which, of course, involves a lot of shopping!

2004 - "Can You Keep a Secret?" by Kinsella

'Can You Keep a Secret' by Sophie Kinsella
'Can You Keep a Secret'. Bantam

Emma Corrigan tells all her secrets to a stranger on a plane, which she figures is harmless. Of course, that stranger turns out to be the new CEO of her company, and Monday morning she has to deal with the repercussions of working with a man who knows everything about her.

2004 - "Shopaholic and Sister" by Kinsella

'Shopaholic & Sister' by Sophie Kinsella
'Shopaholic & Sister'. Dell

When Becky returns from her honeymoon, she finds out that she has a long-lost sister. She can't wait to meet her, but when she does, she finds out her sister hates shopping! Can these two very different women bond?

2005 - "The Undomestic Goddess" by Kinsella

'The Undomestic Goddess' by Sophie Kinsella
'The Undomestic Goddess'. Bantam

Twenty-nine-year-old Samantha Sweeting is a lawyer in London who makes a huge mistake that costs her a chance to be ​a partner in her firm. In the stress, she ends up applying to be a housekeeper even though she doesn't know how to cook and clean. She gets the job, then must work to pull her life together.

2007 - "Shopaholic & Baby" by Kinsella

'Shopaholic & Baby' by Sophie Kinsella
'Shopaholic & Baby'. Bantam Dell

"​Shopaholic & Baby" is the fifth installment in Sophie Kinsella's popular Shopaholic series. Fans of the series will be delighted by Becky Brandon's adventures in pregnancy, but if you didn't like the first books, you'll probably be frustrated by this one as well.

2008 - "Remember Me" by Kinsella

'Remember Me' by Sophie Kinsella
'Remember Me'. Dial Press

"Remember Me" is about Lexi Smart, a woman who wakes up in a hospital convinced it is 2004. Really, it is three years later. She can't remember those three years, but somehow she is a successful businesswoman with a handsome millionaire husband. Lexi tries to figure out how her life got this way and who she really is.

2009 - "Twenties Girl" by Kinsella

'Twenties Girl' by Sophie Kinsella
'Twenties Girl'. Random House

"Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella is about Lara, a busy twenty-something-year-old who gets visited by the ghost of her great-aunt Sadie (from the 1920s). She gets enlisted to find Sadie's missing necklace and must deal with the ghost and everyday life.

2010 - "Mini Shopaholic" by Kinsella

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Random House

Sophie Kinsella announced that she planned to end her wildly popular Shopaholic series. Then, perhaps, she remembered how lucrative it is to write books that are sure to become bestsellers. In "Mini Shopaholic" Becky must deal with a stubborn two-year-old with expensive tastes and tries to cheer up her husband by throwing him a surprise birthday party.

2012 - "I've Got Your Number" by Kinsella

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Random House

"I've Got Your Number" is the story of Poppy Wyatt, a woman who loses her engagement ring and phone in the same afternoon. She finds someone else's phone abandoned in a trash can and decides to use it to report her stolen ring, but the phone does much more. It connects her to the owner and turns her life upside down.

2014 - "Shopaholic to the Stars" by Kinsella

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella. Dial Press

In the seventh Shopaholic book. Becky and family are moving to Los Angeles, and she decides to find work as a stylist for celebrities.

2015 - "Finding Audrey" by Kinsella

This is the first young adult novel by Kinsella. The focus is on Audrey, a teenager with Social Anxiety Disorder who has become reclusive. While she is making progress, she connects with her brother's friend Linus.

2015 - "Shopaholic to the Rescue" by Kinsella

Becky takes to the road in search of her father, who has disappeared from Los Angeles, along with the husband of Becky's best friend. What are they up to? How can Becky save the day?

2017 - "My Not So Perfect Life" by Kinsella

Kinsella keeps up with the times in this social media-conscious novel that has a love-hate relationship between Katie and her glamorous female boss, Demeter.