The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

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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.

Title:The Midnight Library
Edition Language:English
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    The Midnight Library Reviews

  • Nataliya

    I liked this book until it suddenly decided to moonlight as a self-help manual, replete with messages that would look great and profound on an Instagram post next to a well-posed cup of coffee with th...

  • Gabby

    “The only way to learn is to live”Fuck, this book hit me so hard. I finished this book a few days ago and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It has one of my favorite themes or tropes ...

  • Nicole

    Everybody probably knows the premise of this book by now (I mean this book is everywhere): a library with an infinite number of books. The books of regret. You open one and it transfers you to the lif...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay! No more words! This is one of the best sci-fi dances with fantasy which carries additional philosophic vibes novel of the year! I LOVED IT! ( this is not kind of toasting for the book and raisin...

  • Paromjit

    It is no secret that Matt Haig has mental health issues, dogged by the darkness of depression that has taken its toll on his life. His acute observations and experience of his condition informs this e...

  • emma

    Okay. Picture this: you are about to bite into a cookie. A big, warm cookie. Kinda crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, yummy and chocolate chip-y and presumably made with brown butter and flak...

  • Yun

    "That is just me. I add nothing. I am wallowing in self-pity." No truer words have been said by Nora, the world's largest wet blanket. Woe is her, folks.Nora ends up at The Midnight Library, a plac...

  • Reading_ Tamishly

    My mind is blown; my soul is lit and I am happier."She realised, in that moment, that she was capable of a lot more than she had known."(In one of her many lives)..."I think you might have lost your w...

  • Jayme

    Unpopular opinion! In between life and death is a library, The Midnight Library. With books curated just for you..You will start with “The book of Regrets” your regrets, which could be “not tell...

  • AdiTurbo

    What a shame - this could have been such a great novel if the author had the capacity to write about the issues of regrets and suicidal thoughts with maturity, complexity and depth. Instead, we get th...