This book really made me think of my own choices, raising so many questions. Like, what would happen if we could choose our lives. Given this opportunity, would we choose wisely?
This quickly led to a fantasy world in my head, where I imagined what my life would have been like if I had the power to change things.
In the Midnight Library, Nora is given the opportunity to try different lifetimes to find one she liked. As I read on, I could tell that none of them were perfect. There are always parts that we must live with, isn’t there?
Maybe there is no such thing as a perfect life, seeing that humans are not perfect anyway.
This story made me appreciate all the perfect things in my own life, and I read on, hoping Nora would find something worth living for.
The Midnight Library is a beautifully written story and definitely thought-provoking.
I will remember Nora and her mission for a long time…
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON READERS’ MOST LOVED BOOK OF 2021 WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION
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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 chose this book to read because I needed something different, something to really make me think.
I needed to escape from detective mysteries too, trying to write one is bad enough lately!
First impressions are great… well-written beginning and Nora, the main character has settled in and made herself at home already. I love books that are fast-paced and unable to put down, so I am really looking forward to reading the rest of The Midnight Library. Review to follow, of course…
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. His latest novel is The Midnight Library and the audiobook edition is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.
…I don’t think I can do this book/review enough justice but I’m going to give it my best shot… If there is one book I would urge you and shout at you to buy it would be this on. Go do it. Treat yourself You will not regret it. I promise. This is going straight into my top twenty of the year reads. I’ve awarded it five stars and I’d award more if I could! How do I start? I must admit it’s not what I expected at all. But I feel it was just what I needed right now honestly. This book is going to be huge. This book for me was amazing, outstanding, life changing, powerful and thought provoking. Honestly have you ever felt so low you wanted to die? Then this book is for you. It will change your whole perspective on life. It has for me. It’s taught me A LOT of life lessons and how I see my life. I actually have fallen in love with this book and I don’t say that lightly. I don’t want to ruin this for anyone but if you could view every possible outcome of your life would you? Would you ever be happy? Just wow. It’s taught me to open my eyes, appreciate what I have not what I want. Life is life. Life is beautiful. I loved it all. I devoured it in a day. Beautifully told. An easy read for me done in a day but one I felt I NEEDED to read right at this moment in my life. Now this is my review others may feel differently about this book and some may hate it. But I cant explain how much I loved, enjoyed and needed this book. One I can always go back too when I’m feeling low. Uplifting.
So thank you Matt. Absolutely brilliant. Grateful. It’s really made me think and I miss it already. Perfection...