The Midnight Library - Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 354 Ratings


THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK 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?


  • Read it!!

    By ffccnjjgc33334
    Such a lovely read!
  • Matt Haig at his best

    By Betty bigbum
  • Brilliant!

    By W.E.M
    Such a fabulous book and so cleverly written. I didn’t want it to end. Thank you for writing it.
  • Not bad if a bit twee

    By Lodgey
    It’s not a bad book and quite imaginative in places. It’s basically a re imagining of the Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life (Bedford, UK = Bedford Falls.) However, it’s a bit predictable and very twee.
  • Wonderful

    By TremoloTodd
    What an antidote. Amazing book. Going to buy many of these as Christmas gifts. Time to plant a forest...
  • Simply fantastic

    By Bananas are ripe
    Excellent cadence, heartfelt and witty
  • A deeply satisfying read

    By Cujo no 31
    Sometimes you read a book at a perfect time and filled with doubt about decisions made and paths not taken I needed to read this book. Not that I knew about this book but fate intervened and I heard about it and knew it was something I needed right now. A beautifully woven tale that deftly shows the value of a life, however unspectacular, the importance of small kindnesses and the potential within us all.
  • Mat Haig is a genius

    By wearerofmanyhats
    A beautiful reminder that each of us have our struggles but also enormous potential. That life is for living each day at a time, and no matter what we regret, each of us has our place to be special.
  • I want to live.

    By Bgyth
    My first book by Matt Haig. I started to read after coffee on a Saturday, and found I couldn’t stop. I wanted to know all of Nora’s lives and I hoped she’d find one. I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it especially to anyone who has ever felt a regret for something in their life, however small.
  • Didn’t want it to end!

    By bluetina1988
    Brilliant, brilliant book. If you want to read a book that will make you feel better about yourself and your life, read this one. Matt, you’re a genius!