Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Title: The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

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?

I didn’t read the blurb for this before I started so when it did start I thought ooh what a cheery book!!!!!!

But although it was a bit morbid, I actually really enjoyed this!

The narrator reminded me of Emma Thompson so much and I had to look it up to see if it was her (it wasn’t!!!)

Nora is depressed, unhappy and her life is falling apart so she does what she thinks is the right thing to do.

Inbetween life and death the midnight library exists and has portals to lives Nora could have lived, an opportunity to see what could have been and she tries a lot of them and comes to a realisation.

I won’t say anymore than this as you probably need to experience it for yourself!

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