The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 8,754 Ratings


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.


  • Midnight Library

    By Deno 39
    I read a lot, and most of the time, I can’t remember what I read the next day. I won’t ever forget this book. I will always take this book with me through the days of my life. Stick it out and you won’t regret it.
  • Great writing but boring story

    By Gregoriofreebee
    I felt like I read Groundhog Day with the butterfly effect. The story just seemed to replay itself but in different order. In my opinion, the writing was excellent, but the story dragged. I found myself wanting to skip to the end, so I could see how it ended.
  • Thank you

    By Fhfhjgc
    This book has given me new perspective. I found it at a very synchronic time, and it has now contributed to my regaining my yearning for life. Experience is beautiful; there are so many things to do, so many things to be. One of the most important parts of life is to be loved, and to be someone who loves. I am that, and I have been lucky to have been that, and I will continue to do that. I recommend this book to anyone who is unsure. May you be sure within your unsureness. Xo
  • Perspective

    By Cicilia L.
    This book came into my life at precisely the right moment. In a time when I felt lost, directionless, and on the verge of giving up, this book provided the perfect remedy: perspective. I encourage anyone, at any point in their lives, to read this book. The story is more relatable and moving than any other I’ve seen before. It saved my life. And I hope it can also save yours.
  • Beautiful Novel

    By Wonder💋Woman
    The Midnight Library causes you to appreciate and value your life, show sympathy to those that have desired to take theirs, and to be mindful on how we treat one another. This is a beautiful book. One that encourages us to take the limits off of ourselves and simply live/enjoy our life.
  • A lovely read

    By Crystalek
    A few tugging moments of emotion, some rushed parts that could have been elaborated, but ultimately a book worth enjoying. A reminder that life isn’t all that serious, that you can be whoever you desire, and with some hardships and triumphs, come to believe in yourself.
  • Fascinating

    By blueymomma
    Fast read because you want to know what happens. Could the end be like this?? Either way, great lesson!!
  • Just wow.

    By Babebunnygirlecuador
    I read this in 2 days and it made me appreciate life to a different level. I highly recommend it.
  • Makes You Think

    By Payton Medlin
    This book was a beautiful symphony of love, loss, dread, and acceptance. It forces the reader to self-examine oneself in a way that makes the world feel limitless. What an incredible tribute to what it means to be life experiencing itself.
  • Uplifting and real life story

    By Susanlberry
    A great read for those of us who might think that things in our life should be better or different. Nora has this one life, with all of its troubles and also all of its possibilities. She learns by experiencing other lives that she might have lived, none of which were perfect! And in so doing, she learns how to really live, finally.