The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Deeply unhappy in her ‘root life’, Nora Seed unexpectedly finds herself in The Midnight Library, caught somewhere between life and death.  Every book in this magical place has a different story, giving Nora the chance to erase her many regrets and live her perfect life.

Nora proves a complex character – difficult to please – as she, with the help of the librarian, navigates the books on the shelves in her quest for utopia.

Perhaps Matt Haig gives Nora too many choices…. Olympic swimmer, rock star, glaciologist, philosopher…..Will she ever find true happiness in any of the lives the Midnight Library allows her to explore?

This book will appeal to young and old dreamers alike and could, if you’re like me, lead to some individual soul-searching:

‘Would you have done anything different if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’

Star rating for The Midnight Library 3.5/5