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About The Midnight Library
"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post
A New York Times bestseller | Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!
"Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?"
A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
I am reading it again.
This was by far the best book I have read a very long time. I am a different person because of my decision to read this amazing story.
Just makes you stop and reflect; have gratitude and perspective. Thoughtful and thought provoking. Loved it. Thank you🙏🏼
Absolutely beautiful. Uplifting, profound, and heartfelt. A stunning portrait of what it’s like to live with mental illness and fall into the depths of despair—and to climb out of them too. I am alive, indeed!
A true masterpiece that gets the mind, body, and soul to drift into your own personal midnight library. I laughed, smiled, worried, and cried through out the entire book. In a way this book popped up on me at the start of a rough season in my life and not only had me think of the many possibilities of my own midnight library but brought me a bit of peace in a frustrating season, I pray comes to an end soon...... “you don’t have to understand life, you just have to live it” I AM ALIVE
Loved this story about the struggle of living your own life as is through Nora. The wanting more or different holds us all back. Easy read with lots of connection.
The story line was mapped out for you within the first 30 pages. In the beginning the author does a great job to hook you in. As I continued reading further and further though it became more and more predictable. Like when you write an essay and give your main supporting facts in your introduction paragraph - this author gave all the story line highlights that he was going to take you through before you even read the rest of the book. The ending was nearly exactly what I thought it would be. Additionally the ending lacked real life experience and expectation of those suffering through what the main character went through.
I don’t usually write reviews but I just had to with this. This book was everything I could’ve wanted and more. It’s a beautifully written story and incredibly touching. I feel as though it’s given me a new perspective on life and it’s probably one of my favorite books ever now. I can see myself rereading it many times throughout my life. I would definitely recommend it!
Such a lovely heartwarming tale at a time when it’s most needed 🤍
Really makes you think about what’s really important!
It’s nice. Sweet. Has interesting observations about regret and a life not lived. But is also somewhat episodic and runs out of steam. A good light read.
Such a wonderfully hopeful book in these downtrodden times. From life lessons and philosophical phrases to travel tips...you will learn so much from this book.
For anyone who has ever struggled with despair or regret, or who is trying to understand the inner world of someone who is, and how you might help them - this book is for you.
If you’re looking for a light read with a heavy subject matter for your next book club book then this is it. A story told within one book; you will find yourself pondering the meaning of your relationships in your life and their impact or importance relative to your own value. While you may be able to guess early on how a story like this will turn out, it’s definitely about the journey rather than the ending.
Great read for the holidays. Reminds you life has to be lived, no matter the obstacles you face.
Brilliantly imagined and written. An incredible journey of discovery about oneself.
Strong start with very accurate description of how disappointing one’s life can become. And interesting fantasy solution. However, I feel that the metaphor went on for too long and had no resolution. No definite observations on the reality of living one life with perspective, or without regrets, especially for lonely singular lives that some of us find inescapable. Just sayin....
Absolutely loved this book! Probably the best book I’ve read this year!
I loved this book, especially at this time of the year when everything seems somehow dark and uncertain. The storyline is easy to follow, and yet full of philosophical lines worth pondering about further. I will surely pick this again, and i highly recommend it to anyone like me, who needs a reason or reasons to keep moving and living. And to anyone who is not sure where the next foot may lead them to. This is indeed a great read, and worth the investment of time and money.
Absolutely loved it. I was sad reading the last page- I didn’t want this book to end......
What an exceptional book! Great characters, brilliant plot, a real page turner!
Originally I wasn’t sure what to think of this book, I read a good 70 pages and was intrigued. I came back after about two weeks and finished it in two days, it really makes you contemplate both life after death and what makes living so amazing and magical, especially considering the insignificance of human existence compared to the universe. I highly recommend some quiet and relaxing music in the background to sink into this eye opening read.
It felt like the type of story the primitive man came up with to use a mythology to explain the origin of the world - conveniently made up to explain what happens at the point of death but purely wishful thinking masquerading as tied to real possibility and quantum physics, and kind of sophomoric in the imagined scenarios.
Absolutely amazing. Inspiring, revitalizing, touching and endlessly insightful. I’m sure I will think of it often and read it again when times get tough. Thank you, Matt Haig. Thank you so much.