Back to item details

Comments (107)

What did you think about this title?
51 to 75 of 107 items
Apr 13, 2021EucaryaM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
“Never underestimate the big importance of small things.” From many beautifully crafted thoughts and quotes to chose through out this 288 pages long read, I have carried this one in my mind and heart the longest! This book is Ode to life…
Apr 12, 2021KatG1983 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
In the space between life and death, Nora slips in and out of the parallel universe versions of her life. The book is a reflection of the choices we've made in life, and whether our regrets are truly regrets, or if things happen just as…
Apr 10, 2021MiRiAm12345 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was struck by the diverse opinions expressed in the reviews here. After reading it myself, I reflect that the book made me think about my own life, for me its rare that a book would have such an impact. So I'm grateful to have read it.
Apr 06, 2021LiesDLiesStatistics rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Interesting idea but rather superficially explored. Never was interested enough in the main character to really care about her. And went from lives related to her past into basically any life is possible. I also disagree with the…
Apr 05, 2021Margush rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is the book that would come to mind when asked which book had made a memorable impression on me. A unique plot with thoughts that made me stop reading to reflect on and worth writing down. How many of us own a Book of Regrets that we…
Apr 01, 2021coffeebookie rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book started out interesting, but then became sort of repetitive and predictable. I was ready to be done about halfway through. Nuggets of little life lessons (albeit predictable as well) gave it a melancholy and sweet ending.
Mar 27, 2021labraden rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Nora's life seems out of control. She's situationally depressed and has just lost both of her jobs. Her parents are both dead, her brother won't speak to her, her best and only friend lives far away and seems to have ghosted her, and her…
Mar 26, 2021norma777 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Unique premise, interesting and easy to read in small chunks of time. Upon dying, the protagonist finds himself in a library, where each book tells of different possible life. He tries them out and manages to erase some issues in his…
Mar 18, 2021Edisto rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The Midnight Library is about Nora's messy life, choices not taken and in no way memorable. Have no idea how it got on the best sellers lists?
Mar 16, 2021WPL_JessB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a beautifully written book. The story was at times heart breaking and uplifting, and the writing was positively cinematic.
Mar 15, 2021EljayJohnson rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
A great premise - there is a library of alternative lives to try out in the wisp of space between life and death. And a good beginning that grabbed me. But ultimately the premise and beginning were failed by a sappy and saccharine…
Mar 15, 2021LisaMoore1985 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What an exceptional book! I have always had that feeling of "what if I would have done this differently", "what if I never dated that person", how would my life be different? IN Matt Haig's new novel The Midnight Library answers those…
Mar 12, 2021kmeckelberger rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This novel was all over Instagram last year, a 2020 Goodreads Winner, a Good Morning America book club pick, and I did not care for it. I found the story entertaining, light-hearted, and fast-paced which is not what I thought I was getting…
Mar 08, 2021chamc01 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Read this for a book club sponsored by my college. Our discussion sounds like all the comments made here, from fantastic to critical. While the book is not perfect and does resemble “Life After Life” it is ultimately a hopeful book. Sort…
Mar 05, 2021MarinSuz rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Oprah says "Live your best life" and this book is practically an instruction manual on how to do exactly that (not that he quotes O...but the plot pretty much explores this question in detail.) You've seen the number of reviews already…
Mar 03, 2021LPL_SarahM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Every choice in life affects our trajectory. If you don't accept a coffee date, will you miss out on marrying your soulmate? What is happiness, in the end? Are there infinite multiverses where we are simultaneously living our best and…
Mar 03, 2021JLMason rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Midnight Library is a pleasant, life-affirming book, but it doesn’t deserve all the hype. Ultimately it's another take on It's a Wonderful Life, done multiple times, with the same message at the end.
Feb 26, 2021Wako rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Typically, when I finish one book, I immediately pick up the next. However, on occasion I finish a book that is too meaningful or impactful to simply move on from; a book that lingers in my thoughts for a day, or two, or more; carving out…
Feb 24, 2021AndreaG_KCMO rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I came into it with a totally different idea of what the tone would be like, and honestly I was not prepared for the dismal first half. I was certainly invested in Nora's plight, but the author was rather heavy handed in the events leading…
Feb 22, 2021Alphasone rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Its a quick and easy read so I finished it, but its not that good. The ending was predictable and quite cliche
Feb 18, 2021CCCL_TeresaR rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (2020), was not what I expected. At first I thought that I was reading a knock off of Atkinson's "Life After Life," but that was not the case. Nora Seed, the protagonist, wears her depression like an…
Feb 12, 2021Ljparker5807 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Loved this book at the beginning, not so much at the end. It got repetitive and the resolution became obvious.
Feb 11, 2021ontherideau rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Initially I thought this was going to be depressing but it quickly became intriguing. It would be a good book club discussion as people consider how decisions affect our trajectory through life and what choices have led them to now.
Feb 11, 2021
D/l audio
Feb 09, 2021AleryCelery rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The concept of this story is what drew me in initially, and it started out quite compelling. The author is especially good at describing the depths of depression. However, by midway it was pretty clear how the story was going to end and it…