The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 4,849 Ratings


The 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.


  • Amazing read

    By HERSH3Y
    Refreshing and thought provoking, never doubt the power of perspective and self hope, we all have the potential
  • Important book

    By Jim1835392740
    This book could save lives.
  • A disappointment

    By PBearnyc
    This book was a miss for me. As others have noted the writing style is extremely simplistic, almost juvenile and while the premise is initially interesting it quickly becomes tiresome. It's just not well written and there are far too many amazing books waiting to be read to spend time on this one
  • Interesting concept and a good read

    By ajain22
    I felt that the book was some what predictable but a good read nevertheless. Serves as a reminder of all things we probably know but have no time to think about them.
  • Love this book

    By nickayd
    Absolutely wonderful
  • In a book league of their own.

    By KMM_kmm
    This book was amazing. Very easy read, but so compelling, beautiful written with wonderful storyline and underlying truths that everyone can relate to in life. In one way or another. An absolute masterpiece.
  • Just delightful and inspiring!!!

    By moniebeth
    The Midnight Library is so cleverly crafted and creative- it all comes together to answer our questions about the roads not taken.
  • Lots to think about

    By salawala
    I LOVED this story and very much needed to read it at this very time in my life. It gave me so much to think and talk about. Thank you!
  • Amazing!! Read and read again!!

    By smak21
    An incredible story that draws you in immediately and makes you think about our lives and the choices we make. 10/10. Fantastic.
  • Good read

    By Kingstongirl32
    I enjoyed reading this book. I feel more appreciative of life after reading this.