Thursday, March 18, 2021


The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

Publication date: Sept, 2020


Source: Audio book  

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

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.

                    My Thoughts                   

I actually listened to this audio book very fast.  I felt like I was watching a movie, it was so effortless! In the book Nora has a really bad day and also feels like her life is going nowhere. she has so many regrets in life and ultimately chooses to end it. In doing so, she finds herself at the Midnight Library. where she is faced with all of the possible ways her life could have turned out ( books on the shelves ), and the chance to see what her life would have been like if she made different choices. I won't spoil the ending but let me just say, I was not disappointed where this book took me. I loved seeing how some minor choices changed her life drastically and yet somehow always dealing with the same deeper issues at hand. If it isn't in the works already I think this would be a great candidate for book to film ! 

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