The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 8,316 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.


  • Ham-fisted at best

    By Mason (last name withheld)
    The premise of this book has the potential to be interesting and allow for interesting ways to reexamine ones life, but the ultimate conclusion is completely unsatisfying because the terms of the game the author sets up are ridiculous for actually trying to examine what it means to live a happy life. Haig’s non-fiction self-help is more useful than its thinly veiled edition in fiction.
  • First book I have loved in a while.

    By Lex Andie
    This book demonstrates how important perspective is in all aspects of life and could not have appeared in my life at a better time. Thank you.
  • A favorite

    By Allysysysys
    This book will change the way you see life! Read it!
  • Magical

    By am84622n
    A masterpiece on life and the will the live.
  • Nice read.

    By love1112344
    Enjoyed reading this book. 9/10 would recommend.
  • You won’t regret buying this one.

    By jill1234567777
    Wonderful book- thought provoking and beautifully written. Best I’ve read in a while
  • Good enough to push through

    By Snkooooooooooooooooooki
    It was good enough to make myself finish but unfortunately predictable and repetitive. Nice themes.
  • The Midnight Library

    By Lbuznego
    Excellent read. Couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books that it stays with you even days after you’ve finished it.
  • To where would you return in your past?

    By jj's way
    It definitely makes you wonder where you would go?
  • Inspiring

    By ayyyyyyeer
    Inspiring. Gives me a new outlook on life. Thank you.