The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 7,234 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.


  • To live

    By Mvwang
    Such an amazing book to read. Really gave me a new perspective on life and all it has to offer.
  • Absolutely thrilling!

    By suzy_bee
    As a stay-at-home mom of three, you don’t have much time to yourself, let alone enough thing to read a book, but this had me hooked and I was always finding time to sit down and read this. So inspiring to see a come-back story, especially when it deals with suicidal ideation. I’ve struggled with my own mental health and this book gives me such hope & promise. Well done & much appreciated, Matt Haig!
  • Life saving

    By Patience Kellin
    This is a book we should all read and consider the life we could live and all the potential with all its possibilities
  • A tribute to life

    By kuupualilia4
    This book was absolutely beautiful in every way. If you’re looking for a renewed outlook on life, this is the book for you. Also, if you are even a little familiar with philosophy, there are plenty of philosophy references that I’m sure you’ll enjoy just as much as I did. I loved the application of philosophy into the modern and unique story of Nora Seed- bringing to pass a new appreciation for life.
  • This book gave me hope!

    By Ilovekatyperry01
    Too be honest, I haven’t really read as much books as I did before. But this book I read page after page nonstop. Depression can really change you and I was giving up until I started reading this book. This gave me hope.
  • Found me at the right time

    By footballcutie
    This book changed my perspective in so many ways on life. I found this book at the right time when all I’ve been feeling is sad and down on myself full of regrets of actions I haven’t taken in my life. Highly recommend this book!
  • A page turner, quick

    By sally in chatham
    I really enjoyed following Nora on her journey and was anxious to finish the book to see how it ends. All in all, am interesting and quick, easy read.
  • Life’s Reality

    By clb528
    Enjoyed the realism of this book. It was an opportunity to enjoy where you are and what you have. Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side.
  • New Library

    By 21st Century Seeker
    Best book I’ve read in a long time. Comes along at a time life when it’s much needed. Most can relate to Nora and her life, some more then others. Written as if M. Haig knows the struggle as well. A most definite pick me up. Five stars!!!
  • A book of many shades

    By notanorm2243
    To keep it brief, this is a book about the joy of life. If you want to feel better about your life, this would be a good idea for a read, and it’s not that long either. Take a look, it’s not that bad.