I loved the premise. As I was reading I couldn‘t decide if I thought this was living up to the hype or not, but I found the ending really satisfying, which is actually unusual for me, so I think I‘ve decided it‘s earned it‘s lauded reputation. #NewYearWhoDis #PopSugar2022 #ABookTokRecommendation @jen_the_scribe @monalyisha
Wow what a book . I fell in love with this one from page 1 beautifully written ,having laughed and cried with Nora throughout her journey of the the midnight library I didn't want it to end 🥰 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The only way to learn is to live.”
It started out a bit slow, and I was unsure if I was going to like it. By the end I would call it a “page turner.” I‘ve stayed up all night to get to the end. 4/5 🌟
Now let‘s hope I can catch a few hours of shut eye. 🤞🏼 #upallnight #hadtofinksh #pageturner
Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
The midnight library was my first book of 2022. It was a little slow in parts and I found it hard to connect with the main character but it has an interesting concept and overall lived up to the hype.
What if, between life and death, a library existed - full of books depicting lives you could have lived? Nora finds herself there, at the Midnight Library, after she decides she wants to die. The beginning was dark and a little triggering for me, but Nora‘s journey through her multiple lives became uplifting as she (and the reader) learns more about what it means to live a happy life.
Mixed feelings about this one. If you‘re trying to be selective, pick another. I listened to it via audio, and the premise is good but cliched, and I‘m just not sure I liked how she reached it.
Read this after several rave reviews. I can see why this book has struck a cord with so many and the theme of dealing with depression is dealt with sensitively. Parts of the book were uncomfortable to read and it definitely played on my emotions throughout. However as the book progressed and the main character‘s journey continued, I felt parts were rushed and the ending became quite predictable. I‘m sure many will disagree but i didn‘t love it.
*nervously glances at pineapple and checked decorated everything* 😅 #NewYearWhoDis
Second #NYWD22 pick wasn't bad but I don't think it was for me. I love the idea but I got a bit bored fairly quickly.
I was going to go with the library picture for this but the chessboard just screamed at me! Plus it'll be easier to find another library later on than it will chess I think 🤣
#aestheticallymatched #bookspinbingo #newyearwhodis #jumpstart2022 @Clwojick @Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks @monalyisha @MaleficentBookDragon
At times I felt iffy on this book, it rather reminds me of Dark Matter but less actiony; which I prefer. And then toward the end it broke my heart for the MC which made me mad at the author 💔 But then the point of the whole book can be applicable for all of us! And I really liked that. Side note and maybe it's just me but I felt like the author dissed anti depressants a few times
This is kind of a cross between It's a Wonderful Life, The Alchemist, and Groundhog Day, adapted for the Hallmark Channel. It's a nice message, but it's not remotely subtle. I would have been much happier if Haig hadn't brought in quantum physics (eye roll) and if the narrator of the audiobook hadn't pronounced La Jolla with a hard J. Still, I like thinking about the ideas here even if the delivery is a little too saccharine for me.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy New Year full of good times and all the bookish things! We went out for an early dinner and are snacking & gaming in our living room with our baby asleep in her crib 😴 🍾🎉 Here's to 2022 and my favorite online community 📚
💙 This was my favorite book read in May!
📚 I loaned it to a friend who mostly reads Harry Potter over and over (not that there‘s anything wrong with that!), and she loved it too. My book club friends either loved it or hated it.
📸 Sorry for the recycled picture, but I really took it at midnight so authenticity should balance it out a little.
🌞If you aim to be something you are not, you will fail. Aim to be you. Aim to look and act and think like you. Aim to be the truest version of you. Embrace that you-ness. Endorse it. Love it. Work hard at it. And don't give a second thought when people mock it or ridicule it. Most gossip is envy in disguise. 🌞
Thanks @Lizpixie this will be my #FirstBookOf2022 😊 Here‘s hoping for a good year ahead everyone with lots of reading and relaxing!! My last book looks like being Of Mice and Men unless I can fit a sneaky quick book in over the next few days! That brings my total for the year to 34 books…not sure what my 2022 challenges will be yet but I‘d love to read War and Peace!!
#1stBookOf2022 #readingchallenge #goodbye2021
My January pick for #12BooksOf2021 hosted by @Andrew65
I really love this challenge because I suspect it will look a lot different then the Top Ten I did for the bookstore (also, because those had to be 2021 titles). I loved The Midnight Library, it made me feel all the feels, and it was my only 5 star read in January (although I also started my Bridgerton journey that month, so lots of 4 stars).
I‘ve heard mixed things about this book but I loved it! Being a Henry David Thoreau fan probably helped. I can‘t believe I nearly missed out on reading this! I‘m glad I did pick it up. My boss was one of the people who shrugged and said it was just ok…..I definitely think it‘s way better than Ok. Now I‘m sitting here thinking of all the other disagreements I‘ve had with my boss. 😊😊
If you have not read this, you absolutely MUST! It will offer you words of wisdom in a lighthearted way, give you a new perspective on life and regret, and offer you the hope you are looking for in these trying times. Haig is a brilliant writer who knows how to get to the heart of humans. Don‘t cheat yourself! Read this book!
A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Day 8
::Books of August 2021::
•Favorite Book of August '21: The Midnight Library
°Sky In The Deep
Not a very productive month in reading, was on a vacation for a couple weeks, went to NYC. Did buy a lot of books there though.
The Midnight library gives us chance to live again, to choose again, to be what we want again.
Nora the main lead who is stuck between life and death in this midnight library, get the chance to choose again. But how many chances she got she ended in disappointed. Like every time she chooses life, others wanted for her. At last, when she understands this she finds happiness in where she is. This book changes your approach towards life.
When Nora Seed decides to end her life, she ends up in The Midnight Library, where every book holds a second chance at a life she could have lived had she chosen differently. If you‘ve ever had regrets or wondered what could have been (…or if you‘ve ever worn grippy socks), this comforting, satisfying, empathetic book is for you. Some have called it predictable but I prefer “inevitable,” the way the biggest truths, in hindsight, always seem to be.
⭐️⭐️⭐️I think this one suffered from people praising it so highly that I went into it with very high expectations,&while I liked the story, it never hit the emotional climax for me that I was anticipating the whole time. It was interesting, if a little repetitive,&good food for thought, but not one I‘ll be joining in to overly sing its praises. Carey Mulligan, however, was a fantastic audiobook narrator, and I highly recommend listening to it.
We have finally been discharged! 6 long stressful and terrifying days, but we are finally home. Just in time for our little girls 7th birthday today.
All swap packages and litsy mail will be sent out on Monday. Thank you everybody for the well wishes!
PS: if you‘re in Michigan, Motts Children‘s Hospital is by far the best place to go. Shoutout to the amazing nurses & doctors everywhere.
We took my daughter to the library for the first time today! (As I thought how could that be she's 13 mo already 🤔...I remembered, COVID 😝) She checked out some board books and I picked up these which along with On Animals by Susan Orlean and my current read are my goals for December! How cute is her library card 😍
This particular library sits between life and death and allows the MC to review other life options. Much like It‘s a Wonderful Life, the message is simple. You really do have choices, change your life in small ways, see what shakes out, look for the magic. (Oh wait, that last little bit is my own philosophy.) I‘m glad so many folks enjoyed this book and I‘m glad Haig is well received. However, I have enjoyed other books written by him more.
Have you ever read a book that so unexpectedly, was a book you didn‘t know you needed to read at that particular point in life? That‘s how I felt about The Midnight Library🖤
Nora, unhappy with her life decides to end it… but in between life and death is The Midnight Library. Full of millions of parallel universes, will she choose to stay?
Never forget the importance of small things🖤
Definitely one of my top 5 books of the year❤️