Title: All We Ever Wanted
Author: Emily Giffin
I’ll be honest, I was putting off reading this book for a bit. Emily Giffin was an author I used to read back when reading had become a chore (cough, college…) and I would escape for some mindless entertainment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not downplaying this in any way, I’m saying Emily Giffin was a go-to in that department, I just wasn’t quite in that mood for my next read..
I’m not too big to admit when I’m wrong, and I was wrong about this book: it was not just fluff. Following Nina primarily, the wife of Nashiville elite and millionaire Kirk Browning and mother of Finch, who just posted a picture of a prep school scholarship recipient passed out a a party with a racist caption… now Finch’s college future is in question and she’s realizing she isn’t quite sure what kind of young man she’s even raising at this point or why she’s even clinging to this life that may be easy, but no longer seems to be worth it. All We Ever Wanted was a painfully realistic look at parenting in the modern day, social media frenzied everyday life and an authentic peek in to whether money can truly be the answer to all of our “problems”.
I say read this if you are an Emily Giffin fan, and read this is you aren’t, but you want a quick, modern, relevant story about life as a parent during this time of social media and internet “anonymity”. This is Emily Giffin at her best, trust me.
Thank you to BookSparks and Random House for my copy of this book. While I was given a free copy of this book to read and review, all opinions are my own.