Between life and death there is a library.
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.
The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.
Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?
So, after actually taking a look at my Netgalley percentage, it was time to do a reading rush starting with The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. All my thanks to Cannogate Books for accepting my request to read this brilliant read via Netgalley. It’s truly a book I adored. The Midnight Library is an absolute must read and is available to purchase from the 20th of August. You can pre-order here.
Books are magical. Some books come into your life at a point in time when you need them the most. The best books are the ones that you read and they stay with you. They are the books that you will read over and over again. The Midnight Library is one of those books. It is a book so full of heart, humanity and emotion, one with a perfect storyline that will tunnel its way into your heart. One that will stay there.
The protagonist is Nora, her life is falling apart, with things breaking down in her personal, family and work life, she feels like her life is no longer worth living. That’s when she takes a ‘visit’ to the Midnight Library. A place where she is surrounded by the books of lives she could have lived if Nora had made a different decision in her life. Filled with a life of regret, but the opportunity to have a taste of a life based on those, Nora takes us on a magical, emotive journey. What I loved about Nora is that she’s a character who we can all identify with on some sort of level, I definitely saw a piece of myself in her and that made the book so much more magical for me.
It made me think, and it’ll make you think, if you could go back to a moment and change the trajectory of your life, would you? Would it make you happy?
Matt Haig’s writing, as ever, is poetic and thoughtful, taking thoughts that we all have and producing a poetically philosophical plotline that will have you captivated, utterly absorbed.
Until next time,
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Wonderful review! I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one. It sounds absolutely fantastic! xx
I wonder what happens if you choose a book in that library and decide that was the life you would prefer to have rather than the one you have now. Can you stay in it or do you have to come back to reality?