The Midnight Library
Books | Fiction / Women
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.
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"*WARNING THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS* Ummm, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would... The beginning started off great and tugged at my heart strings a bit and I was like "Okay nice concept of a midnight library". I definitely liked how the cover tied into the story, it was pretty cool to find out that revelation. But then the story kept going on and on and on, you know? By the time I made it past 150 pages, I was getting bored and losing interest fast. Which sucks because I really wanted to love this book. I like the many different lives Nora got to experience and see what she was missing out on, but after reading the first 3 lives I already knew the outcome and I caught myself sighing soo much and that is never a good sign in my opinion. I liked how depression, panic attacks and stuff was brought into this story but I don't know, maybe I've seen way too many movies about living different lives only to realize your actual life is worth living but this was pretty predictable. "