Feb 01, 2021L_Sanga rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This was a struggle to get through.
The highlight being that Haig did a reasonable job of tying up the ending with a positive vibe, I just wish that I had the same emotion through out the rest of the book.
Even Haig appeared bored by the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 01, 2021CircMary rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I was expecting more. The author set up the chance for a more complex plot then only skimmed the surface. I kept thinking of how great Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life” was, compared to this take on a similar concept.
Jan 29, 2021IndyPL_LeahK rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Matt Haig’s the Midnight Library is a brilliant and captivating read. The book centers on Nora Seed who finds her life in a complete catastrophe and in the midst of her misery and depression attempts suicide. She awakens to find herself…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 26, 2021Brina_1704 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book really did evoke a lot of emotion in me but I am still trying to gain more insight into the rippling life of Nora Seed. She is a grappling person who struggles with her own despair and she tries to be content about life and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 24, 2021ArapahoeTiegan rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The premise for this book is very interesting. What if you had the opportunity to explore how your life might be different if you'd made different choices? I really liked the exploration of the obvious choices. However, I did not really…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 23, 2021Kidbean rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
At first I thought it was written for children. As the adult voice emerged I enjoyed it more. A “what if” book written with all the social issues of the day; mental health, gender issues... which were not really necessary for a good…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 21, 2021adanielle rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
a nice short read that will really get you thinking. would be 5 stars if it didn't take place in the modern day. i don't need to read the words "podcast" "instagram" and "mansplaining" when I hear enough about that already in daily life. i…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nora lived a failed, lonely life but when she tries to end it, she winds up in the Midnight Library. The library is full of story lines she could have taken, and the librarian encourages her to try every plot. Nora explores regret, success…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 11, 2021LoganLib_Sheridan rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Okay, the start of this book is a REALLY tough read, especially to anyone with depression and should really come with a trigger warning.
This books exploration of regret really appeals to me. It shows how even though there are these…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 04, 2021JessicaGma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It's a little stressful - what would you do in you could go back and redo things you regret in your life?? Nora gains this chance, and well, it's an interesting read. I can definitely see why it's a popular read for 2020 - it's a good one…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 02, 2021LPL_LeahN rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
All of the best books I read this year were recommended to me by librarians, just saying. Including this one that I am SO GLAD I am ending this year on because it is such a high note.
On the day Nora decides to die, she is in the deep end…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 31, 2020ArapahoeChristineS rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Regrets, we all have them. Would you walk out of the Midnight Library or start opening the books? I love fiction where you get a chance to think about what road you would take if given the option. This novel was beautifully written,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 30, 2020jerksister1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A fabulous story! Something I think we all wonder about - what if? - but that doesn't necessarily mean a better or worse life, just different. It's what we do with what we have and being open to possibilities. Loved this book!
Dec 30, 2020feralranger rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What really makes a life worth living? It isn't only about success and achievement, notoriety, marriage, parenting, and those things many of us think matter the most. If we could see how any number of those reasons to live played out in…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 15, 2020TeaD4 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful story about life! I thoroughly enjoyed following Nora along on her journey through the books of the midnight library. A genius concept about how we can live our lives and focus on what's important. It even got me thinking…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 07, 2020PimaLib_ChristineR rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
If you love It's a Wonderful Life this is probably your jam. Haig is a talented writer, and I have to say that after some stilted language at the beginning of The Midnight Library, the story of Nora Seed is well-paced, with a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 07, 2020LCPL_Krystyna rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is fantastic. It's a beautiful story with phenomenal writing. It digs into the human heart and exposes everything: the good, the bad, and everything in between. It's a story about life and appreciating the life that you have…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 03, 2020courtws rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I was thrown by single quotes and odd spellings but then realized this was a British publisher. Fabulous storyline and very thought-provoking as I'm trying to figure out what my OWN life is all about. For anyone wondering about the path…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 30, 2020KYMCW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this! When you think about the fact everything you do in life is a choice, and that any choice you make could change the path of your life, then that means there are thousands of different lives we could each have lived, but we…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 29, 2020betsymarzoni rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Even during the course of one day, we make numerous choices (salad or sandwich? news show or movie? water or beer?) so imagine how many choices we make over the span of our lives. Some of those choices we may come to regret over time. What…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 25, 2020laphampeak rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Nora is about to commit suicide when she is taken to a kind of library purgatory where she gets to make alternate choices to those made in her past. Disappointment brings her back in order to try again. The story structure and narrative…Read moreRead more of this comment