eARC Review: The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

A huge thank you to Netgalley and Canongate Books for this review copy!

*Publication Date: 13th August 2020*

The blurb from the back of the book:

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, Nora is in a limbo of sorts, between life and death. She has lots of regrets and has made lots of bad decisions.

In the midnight library, she is given moments in her life which would have changed had she made different choices. All Nora has to do is choose a book and she is thrust into that alternate reality.

Nora has the choice to stay if she is happy, but the lure of a happier life is always there.

I loved this book which I thought was so meaningful. There is something about this story that stays with you.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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