The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Published January 18, 2023

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Book info

  • Title The Midnight Library
  • Author Matt Haig
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Contemporary

Nora's life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?


I absolutely loved this, roared through it in double quick time. The consequences of decisions and ripples of changes are one of the best things about time travel stories that I love, and whilst this isn’t a time travel novel, it features those elements in the best possible way. It’s intriguing and heartwarming and leaves you feeling just a bit more positive about the world than before you read it. Which is perfect.

Rating: 5 / 5

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