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All We Ever Wanted
All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
A woman is forced to choose between her family and her values in the new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love, The One & Only, and Something Borrowed. Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her adored son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. But sometimes, the girl in her who was raised solidly middle-class wonders if she has gotten just a little too comfortable. Thomas Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs. His adored daughter, Lila, was recently accepted to Nashville's most prestigious private high school on a scholarship. But with a Latina mom, Lila doesn't always blend in. Then one devastating photo changes everything. Lila passes out at a party, drunk and half-naked. Finch snaps a picture, types out a caption and sends it out to a few friends. The photo spreads quickly, and before long, an already divided community is buzzing with scandal and assigning blame. In the middle of it all, Nina finds herself relating more to Thomas than her own husband. In this riveting novel, Emily Giffin tells a story of characters who face impossible choices, but emerge to live more truly to themselves than they ever have before.
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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #AllWeEverWanted #ARC

An interesting look at life for teenagers today. This book examines several important issues including self worth and how the things that we don't stand up against can have an insidious influence in society.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/09/06/all-we-ever-wanted-by-emily-giffin/

JeanSwan This will be an interesting read for me. My son is turning 12 in a few months and man oh man is that personality and emotions coming through! 3d
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Literaturenut
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akckitty
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So far I've read 7 books this month!

Ratings as followed.

(The Wayward Children Series)
Every Heart a Doorway #1 - 5 ⭐
Down Among the Sticks and Bones #2 - 5 ⭐
Beneath the Sugar Sky #3 - 4 ⭐

Difficult Women - 2 ⭐

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - 5 ⭐

Everyone's an Alien When You're an Alien too - 3 ⭐

All We Ever Wanted - 5 ⭐

Needless to say I'm having an exceptional month so far. 🤗

BooknerdsLife Wow! That‘s fantastic!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼 3mo
RavenLovelyReads Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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LA_Mead
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Getting some reading time in while I feed the baby. #mothersday

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swishandflick
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This is quite different from Giffin's other books, dealing with a much more serious subject. If you go in expecting her usual you may be disappointed, but I found it to be really timely and thought provoking. Written well, as per usual, and I flew through it!

All of my library holds came in at once so I'm trying to knock them out 😆

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CBee
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No pic this time - being lazy. I liked this book - it kept me reading and interested. I would give it maybe 3-4.5 stars ⭐️, mainly because I wanted more resolution. I had more questions than answers when I finished. 🤷‍♀️

Crazeedi Hi there could you email me? crazeedi73@gmail.com 7mo
CBee @Crazeedi hi! Of course! I‘ll do that now. 😁 7mo
Crazeedi @CBee thank you!!! 7mo
CBee @Crazeedi absolutely! Talk soon 😊 7mo
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samjmitchell
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Two stars didn‘t mean I didn‘t enjoy it!! I thought the story was very different then what she‘s wrote before. Her son, Finn is accused of sending around a racist and shocking photo. He could be kicked out of college. Nina, his mother, doesn‘t know how to react. Not a cheesy love story that I thought I was going into but after putting aside for awhile I read the second half quickly. 2/5.

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Mrscastro
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Juicing to Champagne! ( It‘s all about balance 😜). Trying to juice more and made this delicious drink this morning! Ingredients:
The recipe is two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 cup of chunk pineapple, 1 cup of peaches, 2 bananas, 1 cup of yogurt and 1 1/2 cups of filtered water. Blend well and enjoy! 🥤📚🍾🥂 Two of my reads on my nightstand! 29 Seconds and All We Ever Wanted.

tammysue Ooh that sounds good will have to try it 😊 8mo
Mrscastro @whatshesreadingnow Definitely! 👌 8mo
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serendiipitous
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A book about a family #popsugar2019challenge

I thoroughly enjoyed how realistic this novel was. My first book finished in 2019 so far 😊

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
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elisebarker
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Last post of 2018! And I think the 66th book I‘ve read this year!
As always, an Emily Giffin novel is awesome. I loved the three characters she picked to narrate the story because without giving anything away, using the mother of the boy in question to narrate was my favorite part. Definitely a must read!

elisebarker Oops... 65th book 😬 8mo
Alfoster I loved this one too!😍 8mo
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Macnjen
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Wow, I really disliked this story and where it went. Several times I wanted to bail but didn‘t since it‘s a book club choice. It‘s beach read quality with predictable a plot line that is frustrating. Rape triggers, abandonment too, beware. Light treatment of the subject is really disappointing.

Elladean I couldn‘t wait to finish this book. I am sad because this type of thing happens in real life. I would be devastated if my son acted like Finch. I didn‘t like the ending because it didn‘t make it clear if Nina and Tom had a romantic relationship. I also didn‘t like how Lyla seemed too weak/unable to address Finch‘s last apology. 8mo
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Macnjen
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Ugh, I don‘t like this story. Super predictable (I think) , and there have to be other books like don‘t excuse rape culture, and liar behavior. Ridiculous turn midway make we want to abandon this dumb story. Not finished yet but I wish I was.

Bakingbookworm I felt very similarly. It was a hard book to finish. I just didn‘t like it at all. 9mo
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Sharpeipup
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It‘s all I hoped for...thank you @Shadowfat The book & the chocolate are just perfect! I will savor every bit of both... #JolabokaflodSwap #bookswap #christmaseve #tbrlist

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AmyG
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My sweet friend...thank you so much for everythig. I love the book ornament, santa!, the snowman and adorable key chain (cats!). And the books are all on my tbr list! The Emily Giffen...I laughed as I sent for a signed book plate from her...and will put it in this book. You‘re a wonderful friend...I am so grateful for you. 😘

AmyG And the card is beautiful....reminds me of Gandalf. ;) 9mo
Jeannineth The Kind worth killing is one of the best books I‘ve read this year. 9mo
AmyG @Jeannineth Oh wow. Now I‘m even more excited to read this. 9mo
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Jeannineth I also read The Death of Mrs. Westaway and it was just ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Start with The Kind worth Killing. 9mo
AmyG 👍🏻 @Jeannineth (edited) 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! Thank you for always being such a wonderful friend to me!!! Love you 😘❤️ 9mo
AmyG 😘😘😘😘 9mo
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Macnjen
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Next book club choice.

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LDuffN
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Starting this tonight.

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kristafred
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So so good!

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debthmpsn
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Finished my #BeauTEAfulBooks postal club book. Great and quick read packed with family drama. I really enjoyed this read. @TerriGreen and @TorieStorieS I‘m including more review thoughts in the notebook :) Reading The Wanderers this weekend and shipping the books & goodies out next week (yay..:I actually might be ahead of schedules—whew!)

TorieStorieS So glad you liked it!!! 😊 10mo
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Heatherfeather
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Putting this one down. It's about rich white dickhead entitled boys assaulting girls and posting about it on social media. I just can't handle that right now.

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MadsReadss
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Definitely an interesting read. Wouldn‘t say it was one of my favorites this year, but definitely one of the morning interesting ones.

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Eggs
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Giffin grabs your attention quickly and includes contemporary moral dilemmas but the resolution/epilogue was lacking. Then again, it's sort of like real life in that things aren't always wrapped up perfectly to everyone's satisfaction. Still, a good book.

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Eggs
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#librarybooks #riotgrams @bookriot
I still go to the actual library sometimes

Book_Fairy_Mary Libby is my jam! 11mo
AJTimberlake I hardly ever do since I got Libby a month or two ago. We don‘t have a great overdrive selection in my country but I share with Christian and it‘s been wonderful 11mo
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debthmpsn
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Big shout out to my #BeauTEAfulBooks mail book club group. The ladies are fantastic and understanding—I‘m so lucky to be in the book club with them. @TerriGreen and @TorieStorieS thank you both so much for hanging in there with me. A box is headed Torie‘s way this week. Terri, I absolutely LOVE the gift you included, a very bright spot in an otherwise rough week. Y‘all are the best! Happy Reading.

Bookishthoughts I love your guys group name💗 11mo
Velvetfur I love that tote bag!! 11mo
TerriGreen I am so glad you like your little gifts! 11mo
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LMJenkins
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The topics in this book are on my mind this week with the Kavanaugh hearing. Sexual assault, disregard for women, male privilege. This was an quick read but one that has made my wheels spin.....as a mother to two boys, am I doing enough to ensure that they respect women and themselves? The main character in this book thought so, until she knew she hadn‘t.

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Amor4Libros
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Just started this book and already sucked in!!!

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ginganinja
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My best reading buddy!

tpixie So sweet! #dogsoflitsy 8mo
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ginganinja
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"Well, I would do anything it took to protect Beau from pain. Anything."

I'm not a parent but I'm pretty sure that's not how it works when your child commits a crime...

tpixie Yeah, that puts a parent in a bind!... 8mo
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emilygatlin
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A book set in Nashville? Let's do this.

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one! 12mo
emilygatlin @Reviewsbylola Seems like just what I needed! 12mo
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keys_on_fire
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I‘m catching up; was sick last week. I finished this last Saturday, & I enjoyed it. This was an arc from #NetGalley.

There were elements of mystery, women‘s lit, & mild romance, but the romance didn‘t lead where I expected it to. There was definitely a message about how choices with social media can have long lasting effects. I was able to identify with the main character as she figured out who to trust. Would definitely recommend!

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Thousand-Lives
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Mehso-so

A quick read about some very important topics, but lacking in depth and full of stereotypical characters.

Jenny I agree. Didn‘t feel like her others either. 12mo
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Thousand-Lives
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Just picked this hold up from the library. Emily Giffin books are my guilty pleasure ☺️

AmyG Her and Mary Kay Andrews are my guilty pleasure. ❤️ 12mo
Thousand-Lives @AmyG I‘ve never read anything by Mary Kay Andrews. Thanks for putting her on my radar! 12mo
AmyG Hissy Fit is my favorite MKA....fyi 12mo
Thousand-Lives @AmyG Thank you! I added it to my TBR. Always nice to have some guilty pleasure reads ready to go! 👏 12mo
Victoriahoperose Loved this one! 12mo
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keys_on_fire
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Started this one this morning while trying to stay quiet in my hotel room while others still slept. This one is moving much more quickly than the last book I read!
Trying to knock this one off my #NetGalley list so I can request some more!
Will be starting #TheGiver too (for #MakeMeReadIt) but this one I could read on my kindle without turning on the lights 😂

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Tomigirl44
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This isn‘t my typical genre of book and I can‘t remember what review or recommendation put it on my library list, but I did really enjoy this book because of the character development and the contemporary, real issues the characters struggled with. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this one.

Djspens Sounds like a good read! 13mo
Tomigirl44 It really was - I read it in just a few days, and it was hard to put down! 13mo
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QuietMornings
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This book was everything I love about Emily Giffin, and touched on such relevant topics that I really couldn‘t put it down. Finished it in about a day and a half.

ericarobynreads Awesome book photo!! 💙💙 13mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This is the first book I have read by this author and I am really excited to read more. The story really dealt with some controversial issues dealing with rape culture and sexual misconduct involving teens and their parents. Nothing was really black and white and there were a few curveballs that I wasn‘t expecting. Definitely worth the time to read this one!

JHSiess So you panned it. 🤣 13mo
Victoriahoperose Omg. How did that happen @JHSiess ??? Lmao. Oh man. What a day!!! 13mo
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Sharpeipup
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Just saw this - anyone read it yet?
I‘ve loved all of her early stuff but not necessarily her latest things so with my massive #tbr just wondering if I can wait on this one.

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ReadingMeagan
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Even though this is a hardcover it isn‘t a very long book and it was a quick read. I really got into the story on my train ride yesterday and finished it 3/4 of the way to my destination. I kind of wish that it had been more somehow. Maybe if there was more to Nina and Lyla‘s stories. I was just left wishing that there had been more.

Skeebies05 I felt like it was a bit surface level or something. . . 13mo
ReadingMeagan @Skeebies05 that is a good way to describe it! Like it only touched upon the seriousness of the picture and everything that happened. And then it was over. 13mo
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MallenNC
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I'm waffling between a pick and a so-so for this, but I'm going to "round up" since it kept me reading. I didn't feel engaged with the characters, even the "good" ones. I think this is an important topic, but it could've used a bit more fleshing out. I'm not the parent of a high school kid, but the mom and dad on either side of this conflict didn't seem fully believable. There's an epilogue that tries to tie up loose ends and doesn't quite work.

KellieRusselburg I felt exactly the same about this. I did stay interested in the book but I just found some of the characters and situations to be irritatingly absurd. 13mo
MallenNC @KellieRusselburg It always makes me feel good when someone else agrees! I did not believe in any of the parents. 13mo
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Patsy
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Mehso-so

This book was a melodramatic story set in Nashville, TN with a message of money isn‘t everything. It was predictable but somewhat entertaining. An account of where greed can take you.

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“She was interacting with me as an equal and not the carpenter that she could pay overtime to drink with her”

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KellieRusselburg
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Spending some quiet time this Sunday morning #knitandread #audible

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Andrea313
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I tore through this in a single afternoon and really, really enjoyed it. I haven't loved all of Emily Giffin's more recent books, but this one is right on the money for me. It deals with serious topics but doesn't seem to take itself too seriously. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

📷: PopSugar

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KellieRusselburg
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I‘m about 30% into this book right now and not really into it. I don‘t like any of these people at all, even the few that I‘m pretty sure I‘m supposed to.

ReadingMeagan I have a copy from the library and I haven‘t felt like cracking it open yet. I might wait for the digital hold to come through. Hopefully it gets better. Or you give up on it and read something you enjoy! 13mo
KellieRusselburg I‘m interested enough to see how this ends, I‘m just not enamored with it. 😊 13mo
KellieRusselburg The book did get much better as it moved along and is actually probably one of those that will “stick with me” 13mo
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Floresj
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Well, I finished this in record time, so I‘d say it was engaging. Timely topics, the plot moved quickly to keep interest. My critique is that the characters were either all good or all bad, and with the topics brought to light in the book, I was hoping for more depth or differing perspectives. Good book, but Beartown was better.

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So many layers to this tale, yet every single POV and conflict mold together for this fast-paced heart-wrenching book. Brought together due to poor teenage choices, Nina, Lyla, and Tom manage to work together to save each other and others along the way.

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Justice isn‘t only about what a person deserves, but also about what a person needs📱⚖️

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TheBookWasBetter1983
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Super excited about this!!

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kstadt929
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Finished up this audiobook while making a treat tonight! I have to say this was, by far, my favorite Emily Giffin book! I was invested in the characters and I don‘t want to ruin anything for anyone who might be reading it, but I just loved Nina‘s character so much! I flew through this one and didn‘t want it to end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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echalpan
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So I don‘t think I‘m going to say anything that hasn‘t been said, but here it goes:
•I love Emily Giffin - I always root for her protagonist, and her writing is so readable.
•I wish she hadn‘t wrapped up the ending so quickly. There was so much more I wanted to know and was left to fill in the blanks.
•I appreciate how Giffin hit on topics like racism, sexual misconduct, and privilege.