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The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Addison_Reads
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I reread this for my local book club meeting this week. Even though I knew the story, I still enjoyed it just as much as my first read.

Some members of my club felt it became repetitive and I don't disagree. However, the last few chapters are where the "meat" of this story is for me and I love the ending.

Great book to discuss with others!

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Hedon
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Some good quotes, not certain this is for me yet, though.

Nutmegnc It was dnf for me. It wasn‘t bad. Just not for me. 1w
Hedon Finished it yesterday, not for me. Replay by Ken Grimwood tackles a similar theme but in a way I enjoyed more. 1w
TheKidUpstairs I just finished this one for book club. Not for me either! 1w
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mija333
Bailedbailed

I had such high hopes for this. Bailed.

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kelli7990
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Another #libraryhold from Libby just came in but I‘m having it delivered later because I‘m still reading The Road Trip by Beth O‘Leary.

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Roxy26
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A pretentious self help book disguised as a novel. Cringeworthy quotes aplenty! The story could have been promising, however the lack of depth and character development resulted in this YA style fiction being very flat. The main character is in her thirties, yet acts and thinks like a teenager. There was no flow, just constant repetition. I had to force myself to finish.

mija333 Ive just started this, so far not a fan 1w
Roxy26 @mija333 I found it a chore to read. So many glowing reviews though 🤷‍♀️ 1w
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MrsBibliophile
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I absolutely love the idea of a parallel universe, where we get to live all the lives we could ever imagine.
I want to be a writer.
And a Veterinarian.
And a soldier.
I want to fly airplanes.
I want to be a therapist.
I want to be a cowgirl.
And a vegan.
I want to live a million different lives... This is a beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness, and the courage to live. Fair warning, there is discussion of suicide.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Great choice! 2w
TheSpineView @Eggs 👍🤩📘 2w
PageShifter This one I have read 🥳👍 2w
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TheQuietQuill
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Panpan

I may be in the minority here, but this is one of my least favorite books that I‘ve read so far in 2022. I just felt bored and had no connection at all to any of the characters.I‘m starting to think that Matt Haig is not the author for me.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️

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brittanythebookdragon
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Trigger warnings which I‘m sure you can find a full list of elsewhere. Very thought provoking book. It‘s a heartbreaker for sure but it gets you thinking about your own life.

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Kitta
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Mehso-so

I can see what this book is trying to be, but it just missed the mark for me. Anything about suicide is going to be a complex subject to write about and I didn‘t like the way this played out in the end. This hasn‘t been my experience with depression and suicide. It seems to suggest that a text or message from someone can change someone‘s mind. Idk.

The premise was interesting and I liked the discussions of philosophy but overall disappointed.

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smx
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Starting this as my August book.
Lil late into the month...😊

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amartin73
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One of the best books that I have read.

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Karisimo
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This #letterm was both an enjoyable read and an encouragement to me!

#AlphabetGame
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! (edited) 2mo
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melissajayne
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This is my favourite #letterm book. I recently reread it and while some of the stories were a bit long and maybe a little unnecessary, this time reading it, I got a lot more out of it, especially since going through breast cancer treatments this past year. #alphabetgame

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Andrew65
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Loved this book and the journey through the library books. A must read.

#ArtfulAugust #bookAboutBooks

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfbooks

Eggs Oh yes good one👍🏼👏🏻 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love the author and his writings! 2mo
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ceci_
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Read it a second time in a month. Still can't put it into words, other than ... whatever didn't work out was never supposed to. The book puts all of your what ifs to rest. If you've read it, tell me how you processed it. I'd say this is definitely a must read. 🎁💝

#TheMidnightLibrary #MattHaig

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Mirazzles
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So I‘ve been listening to this one during my breaks at work or when I‘m alone in my office. I must say I wasn‘t expecting the beginning

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zenwldflwr
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TheBookWitchON Woot! 2mo
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janerzy
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Such a good read! And it reminded me of this -
“The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

In life, possibility is the basis of everything - every hope, every dream, every regret, every moment of living. 💜 And all the possibility is within us.

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MarshmallowAdventures
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Haig has a distinctive way of crafting prose to elicit examination of one‘s outlook on reality, and this novel is no exception. Although the ending is somewhat predictable the journey is pleasant and inspiring.

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Federoca
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A little but slow at the beginning and repetitive but I liked the end. Probably quite easy to guess but it was a nice read

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wideeyedreader
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Bailedbailed

This just depressed me, and I‘ve got enough of that without the book. So bail it is!

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BooksTattosCoffee
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One of my favorites!!

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abookdragonsretreat
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An absolutely phenomenonal story about finding the will to live and realising life has more meaning than you may realise. The pace was fast, the idea was captivating and the variations were interesting. I loved the development of Nora and how her perspective changed. Though the book was short, it packs a lot of emotion and I really liked the simplicity of it, especially the setting of the library. It had some good quotes and philosophical points.

KristiAhlers I loved this book. I read it last fall after my friend bought it for our road trip and inhaled it. Worth all the rave reviews I feel. 3mo
abookdragonsretreat @KristiAhlers Absolutely, I devoured it in 2 hours! 3mo
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melissajayne
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5⭐️ I really liked this book and my second reading of the book brought more out of the book and was more impactful to me. I suppose going through cancer treatments gives one a different perspective on one‘s life. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #contemporary #fiction #reread #bookclub #magicrealism

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melissajayne
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Am very glad I got a book done this week and am planning on reading everything for at least a little bit from each of the books above this week. #weeklyreport #bookreport #weeklyforecast

Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻🎉❣️ 3mo
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Line
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I just read the first few pages of "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig. I was going to wait a few days or more until I had finished another book and maybe even until I had finished two. But something made me take it down from the shelf and begin reading. I already enjoy it and I am looking forward to diving further into it.

Is this book on your #summerreadinglist as well?

#Summerreads #reading #currentlyreading #Themidnightlibrary #matthaig

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Patchshank
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Thank you so much @BookNAround. Everything is super great. I love the library card to "due" list. Such s cute idea.
I probably will visit The Midnight Library again. I've been going through some insane things these last few months. I think I just wasn't in the mood for it when I read it. I'm glad to have my own copy so I can go at my own pace. Thank you so much. ?

#LLSW @kgordon18 @rsteve388

Suet624 Harold is 💕💕💕 3mo
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SheilaChew
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Enjoying a cold drink on this warm afternoon.

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melissajayne
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#weeklyforecast

📚The Midnight Library is a book club read for my library book club meeting that is meeting for the first time since March 2020
📚Giver of Stars is for #lmpbc
📚Booth and Bluebird are library books that I want to finish and return
📚Still picking my way through A Promised Land
📚Would like to get The Duke and I also completed this week
📚Longbourn is for the #pemberlittens readalong

#bookreport
📚Finished The Paper Palace

Cinfhen Hurray for in person bookclub 🙌🏻😁 lots of good reads going on ~ enjoy 💚 3mo
melissajayne @Cinfhen I am so happy that one is starting again. Lots of good reads this coming week. 3mo
Line I bought "The Midnight Library" this week and it will be one of my next reads. Looking forward to it. 3mo
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Gladly
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Really fun and fascinating. I read it within a day. The stories of different lives really give you a lot to think about. Very entertaining and would be a fun movie. Some of the most beautiful words I've ever heard

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jennielyse
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Reading The Midnight Library was one of the most profound reading experiences I‘ve ever had. It spoke to me like no other book has. I felt seen as someone who‘s struggled with depression, suicidal ideation, and crippling regret for most of my adult life. Haig also perfectly and metaphorically illustrated what going through Dialectical Behavior Therapy has done for me in helping me want to build a life worth living.

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Andrea4
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Last night's view. First fire in new firepit while Jasper watched on from the nifty holes he's been digging himself ?
I enjoyed this 100% Haig has a way of writing that makes the obvious /mundane beautiful, poetic, and somehow like an "aha" moment all over again. Was it predictable? Sure, but if you know anything about Haig, it was bound to go the way it did.
This has me thinking about reincarnation vs/and parallel universes.

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marleed
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I almost forgot to post about this book. I first read it a year ago and reread this month for my IRL bookclub where I thought opinions may be varied. The negative opinions had the floor first, and it went downhill from there. I was only one of two who liked the book - and I liked it a lot. I think because for some years I was the person nearest someone wanting to die my perspective is different from the majority of my bookclub.

BkClubCare 🤗 3mo
PaperbackPirate My book club was divided too - I was on the love side! 3mo
marleed @PaperbackPirate I do enjoy our discussion when opinions about a book differ. Now I‘m going to pay more attention to how equally the differences divide. I think this was the first time my opinion was so outnumbered. But a few months back a member left the discussion as the sole dissent with her opinion of The Guncle. It‘s an interesting place to find oneself. 3mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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The beginning is very dark and the end is predictable but I couldn‘t put it down. It encourages the reader to live life to the fullest, keep trying and get a new perspective. I live by that philosophy; going to my own “library” and trying again many times. It‘s always enjoyable to read something that reinforces your own beliefs. BI Book Reports: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/41c4baed/the-midnight-l...

Line I bought this this week and this is one of the next books I will be reading. 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Line you should read along with the podcast. We did 6 episodes about the book. We all chose a library in one of the episodes which was fun. You won‘t understand until you read the book. But, it was fun to think about. 3mo
Line I just began reading yesterday and already like it. I will be going to the beach to read a bit now. Okay, thank you! 3mo
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WaterVixxen
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I really loved this book. I‘ve seen mixed reviews, but I was really intrigued. Slow start, but then you start to get into the story. There are some really beautifully crafted sentences that really make you think. Because of my spirituality the premise of the story spoke to me. Additionally, as someone struggling with their mental health after losing their mother recently, lots of this spoke to my heart.

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DKelley13
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As someone that constantly thinks of the creepy crawly what ifs in life, this book really spoke to me. While I find the ending to be a predictable, the story was empowering and gripping. A must read!

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Kgaudiuso
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I didn‘t know what to make of this book after the first few chapters, but once I got into it, and understood it, I was most definitely hooked! What an interesting and thought provoking concept. A library to try out different lives based on regrets you had during your life. Wouldn‘t that be something? And not all of them turn out the way you think they will. Actually, most don‘t. Such a good read.

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MarshmallowAdventures

“Happy moments can turn into pain, given time.”

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joidevivre55
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Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever.

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calmaxtra
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24/52: The Midnight Library

This book was just so beautiful. There were so many wonderfully written passages throughout the book. The characters and storyline were just perfect. It really makes us think about our lives and how the affect the world around us. Definitely check this book out.

#litsy #themidnightlibrary #booktok #fiction #realisticfiction

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WaterVixxen
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She had thought, in her nocturnal and suicidal
hours, that solitude was the problem. But that was be-
cause it hadn't been true solitude. The lonely mind in
the busy city yearns for connection because it thinks
human-to-human connection is the point of every-
thing. But amid pure nature…solitude took on a different character. It became in itself a kind of connection. A connection between herself and the world. And between
her and herself.

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Natalieeliz
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This passage really spoke to me today. I‘m in the middle of a transitional time in life and sometimes feel petrified that a step I make now could have quadruple the repercussions down the road. It‘s so true that people who aren‘t in your “personal maze” offer platitudes that life will get easier or better, without truly knowing what it‘s like to be in your shoes.

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SpeculativeFemale
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This is a Litsy/BookTok made me do it book, for sure. I'd been seeing it everywhere, so I finally gave it a try. The premise was interesting and the main character relatable. I enjoyed it overall, though I felt it got just a little stuffy and preachy at the end.

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Judybskt
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Not bad - loved the short chapters!

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JackieGreco
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I loved this book! Such an easy read. Even though it was a little cheesy that‘s what made it great. It was about a woman who decided she no longer wanted to live and when she was in between lives she went to a library with the infinite parallel universes to her life. 5/5

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BookLineNSinker
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I got distracted from "The Signature of All Things" and switched to something more whimsical. I loved this book and I want to remember why.

Kaylamburson So good!! Also I‘m obsessed with your Litsy name. So good! 5mo
foreverbooked Loved this one! 4mo
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erickahhh
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I really enjoyed all of the lives she got to live. I appreciated her creativity to think of many options she would like to see for herself. The book warmed my heart, made me cry, and made me take a second look at my own life. Many books do not stick with me like this one. I loved every minute of it!

CinderJo Loved this book and had many of the same reactions as you. 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted This was a Fan book pick on my podcast book club and it was my favourite of the season so far. I really loved it. 3w
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GraesynEngler
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This book was wonderfully written and I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s thought provoking and deep but manages not to get too heavy. It was also a great subject to discuss in book club, as it was very easy to talk about and could be easily interpreted in different ways.