The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

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
ISBN:9780525559474
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    The Midnight Library Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Meredith

    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 ...

  • jessica

    'if you aim to be something you are not, you will always fail. aim to be you... the truest version of you.' quietly profound and deeply meaningful.very 'the five people you meet in heaven' with a m...

  • JanB

    4.5 starsSylvia Plath ‘Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have ...

  • 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...

  • Swaroop Kanti

    "Between life and death there is a library. And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be di...

  • Larry H

    Wow, Matt Haig's newest novel, The Midnight Library , was absolutely beautiful.“...sometimes the only way to learn is to live.”Nora has decided she wants to die. She’s just so unhappy and doe...

  • Karen

    Nora Seed is a young woman who is suffering from depression.Her job at a music store has ended,, her cat died. her personal relationships with family are not the best.. and she tries to end her life.W...