The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

  • Publication Date: 2020-09-29
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 7,578 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.


  • Read this book

    By Savannah720
    A must read
  • Phenomenal

    By mo_mccord
    One of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s meaning is life changing. I didn’t want the end to ever come of this story. I hope to read it again!!
  • Fast read & refreshing

    By Tianaawoah
    Great book to help you love the life you’re living!!
  • Good escape

    By Oanoke
    A lovely fable, a good story with a good message!
  • Ehh…

    By nikoufazeli2
    The beginning was okay, middle very boring, ending very predictable. I don’t like how she suddenly turned from suicidal to the happiest person in the world.
  • Amazing

    By NicoleandJohnny
    Fast read and I’m not a reader. Makes you see life completely differently!
  • Lovely book

    By skoch99
    Good reminder to broaden imagination and think through all the possibilities.
  • Such a beautiful book

    By sabrinawednesday
    Very inspiring ❤️
  • So good

    By Ineffable Teach
    Finished in 1 session. A great look at the what could’ve beens of life.
  • Best book of the year

    By harir1386r
    I would give it six stars if I could :)