The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 7,898 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.


  • Imaginative and thoughtful

    By Deb Ludewig
    Loved it
  • A Wonderful Read

    By caitfluer
    Captivating and inspiring.
  • Wow!

    By AllyssaAllen
    I haven’t read a book this interesting in awhile. I would give it 100 stars if I could!
  • not for me

    By yalocalemo
    i would give it a zero but i cant so ill give it a one
  • Best Book

    By Efernandez66
    At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book however, as I read the author melding this book into “life” it gave me an appreciation for “life” we just never know the outcome of our choices but whatever they may be we have to appreciate being alive.. this book was a great reading
  • The Midnight Library

    By Cenedra67
    This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a very long time!
  • Missed the mark

    By LeahSouris123
    It was a fine book. I don’t know why but it rubbed me the wrong way and I felt bored reading it. I had higher expectations but can’t put my finger on why I didn’t enjoy it.
  • What a great read!

    By awsome🦉
    Couldn’t put this down.
  • I loved this book

    By caithayes
    I absolutely loved this book. Gave me hope for my own future. I could relate on so many levels. If you have ever had regrets in your life this is a great book to read.
  • Loved the concept

    By OliviaAlyce
    Definitely a great read for those feeling stuck.