The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 10,416 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.


  • Wow!

    By littlebbygorl
    I really liked this book. It was a very pleasant read and I really liked the concept of the book.
  • Lovely and heartfelt

    By gigirosseau
    I LOVED this book. It’s philosophical, heartwarming, well written, and a great story.
  • Creative

    By redhead2115
    A wonderful and creative idea for a book. It’s well written and entertaining, but also makes you think and consider your own life choices and regrets in a unique way.

    By Maryanna 🧌
    I read this book in a few short hours- they were well spent. This book takes you into a world and definitely suspended my disbelief!!! Please read!!!
  • Read it.

    By KayTeeMariee
    Absolutely. Captivating.
  • So good!

    By malakb15
    Been wanting to read this book for a while now. After finally deciding to read it, I can confidently say you won’t be disappointed. It is a beautifully written piece that shines light on how to live and accept. Can’t recommend it enough!
  • To deep

    By P Bella
    I finished the book but way too deep for me. The first night I thought of my own regrets and that was difficult. But I had to see how the book ended.
  • Makes you appreciate the little things

    By AlaneyM
    While reading the book it helps you realize how important it is to love the little parts of your life and the big ones too. The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. I love this book
  • Riveting!

    By Jmorell
    Amazing book and unique story that makes you seriously wonder about your own Midnight Library…
  • Highly recommended

    By Nikkij1201
    As someone in the midst of a soul-crisis, I found this book to be deeply moving and healing. A reminder that we must not let others expectations rule our lives.