The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

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

  • _ngallagher

    What a way to end this year of reading! 💘...

  • 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...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (4.5?) After loving The Humans, I was very excited for this new release and I wasn't let down!The main character is full of regrets after attempting suicide and ends up in a library where she gets to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)

    Magical “Let’s be kind to the people in our own existence.” The Midnight Library is a book about choices, regrets, and embracing life. Nora Seed is having a really bad day. She is mugged, loses ...

  • Emily B

    This was cute and the concept was great but unfortunately it really lacked some depth for me!...

  • David Putnam

    This is a quaint little book. A quick read that I enjoyed. It is another form of the Groundhog Day plots that I have read this year. The library in this book is an infinite number of lives not taken. ...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    My mind is blown; my soul is lit and I just came to realise I can get addicted to sci-fi."She realised, in that moment, that she was capable of a lot more than she had known."(In one of her many lives...