Book Report: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Since the beginning of the pandemic, I lost interest in reading novels of all kinds. I felt I couldn’t concentrate, and I just was not connecting to the stories. Recently, I’ve read some books that have shaken me out of my reading stupor. The Midnight Library was one of those books. It was recommended to me by a friend who is as taken with fantasy and sci-fi as I am.

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made different choices along your journey? This novel explores that for one Nora Seed. One night, when Nora feels utterly desolate and incapable, she decides to die by suicide. Though it sounds depressing and morbid, this author beautifully muses about the endless possibilities of life. What would our heroine’s life look like if she had married her ex-finace? What if she chose to stick with tennis instead of giving it up in high school? In the Midnight Library, Nora gets to see those lives play out.

I really enjoyed this book. It fed my curiosity in such a way that a story has not since the pandemic started. Though sad at first, the text evolves into tones of hope. Haig’s diction delighted me. The imagery in this book was so real for me. It’s also on the shorter side of novels, and did not take me long to finish. I recommend this one!

What novels are you enjoying?



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