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The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig
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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.


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 blockbuster 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.

3691 Reviews

3.5
Thinking Face“Nice easy read with a comforting message. Reminded me of “everything everywhere all at once”. It will make you reflect upon your own life and have gratitude for the life you are living. Great book for book clubs!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingComicalFeel goodThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I can't believe hoe many times I ignored this book while going to book stores and seeing it in like a bogo 50% off sale. It was just absolutely breathtaking.”
Characters change and growBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveTwistyImmersive settingMagical settingThought-provokingSelf-harm
Loudly Crying Face“It was absolutely beautifully written. I related to the main character so much. The feeling that you where capable of so much, that you could have been better and more successful but it just didn’t happen. The feeling like you are not enough and that you could have been enough. The way the library is described feels so magical and dreamy. I love this book so much and will never stop recommending it. THE ENDING MADE ME CRY BECAUSE OF HOW PAINFULLY TRUE AND RELATABLE IT WAS!!!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growBeautifully writtenEasy to readBeautiful setting
Slightly Smiling Face“This book great and to see the many lives one person can have, but the one they live now is where possibilities can come.”
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Characters change and growBeautifully written
Slightly Smiling Face“This book struck a chord with a part of me I didn't even know existed. Like many reviews say, it put words to the inexplicable thoughts one feels about their perplexing existence and for this sole reason, if not any other, it must be read by anyone who has ever felt a little lost in their lives; daydreaming about other possibilities and all the "what-ifs". This book if for the overthinkers, most certainly, for the philosophy enthusiasts and those who search for the essence of being alive.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growBeautifully writtenUnpredictableRealistic settingThought-provokingSelf-harm

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