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The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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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...

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WaterVixxen
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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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
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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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! 1mo
foreverbooked Loved this one! 1mo
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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!

BookGypsy Loved this book and had many of the same reactions as you. 1mo
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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.

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Kaylamburson
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This is one of the rare books that makes you think, imagine, and dig into your innermost thoughts, all while being beautifully written and engrossing. I loved The Midnight Library so much. I often think about parallel universes and how one decision could have completely altered the direction of your life. What if you didn‘t accept that job offer, or said yes to a date, or simply said “hi” to a stranger. Haig let‘s you explore it all with Nora Seed

LeeRHarry I gave this one 5 🌟 - loved it! 2mo
Kaylamburson Yes same!! @LeeRHarry I didn‘t want it to end! 2mo
BookLineNSinker I just picked this one back up and am currently reading it. I gave it 5🌟 and I want to experience it again. Love it! 1mo
Kaylamburson So perfect!! Definitely one I‘ll want to return to, too! @BookLineNSinker 1mo
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paisleyjess
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I liked the premise, that you can pick a different life and try it on like browsing books in a library.

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Sapphire
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I saw this title on so many lists, and picked it up so many times in stores. Always first intrigued and then some blurb made me think eh probably not my thing. I don‘t know what made me use an audible credit it omit. Likely a litsy post that finally described it more accurately than the blurbs. So glad. I loved every minute of it! I even did laundry to create more time to listen!

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Patchshank
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Bailedbailed

I got to page 150 something and can't go on 😔 there's too many other books I'm far more excited to read. Not my cup of tea. ☕ I still skipped to the ending though😅 still needed to know, but didnt want to take the journey.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Diobedience is the true foundation of liberty
The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

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Books_n_Whatnot
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Entertaining read! Read it in less than 2 days and I can‘t remember the last time I sped through a book like that. Loved the concept and thought that the way the book describes depression was interesting. Did spark some self reflection

BookGypsy Same 🙌🏻 1mo
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JamieArc
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“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?”
Matt Haig - The Midnight Library, 2020

Vanessa Bell - Interior with the Artist‘s Daughter, 1935-6.

BarbaraBB Gorgeous painting 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
DivineDiana Lovely. ❤️📚❤️ 2mo
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Bookworm54
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I listened to this one on audiobook so it took me a while.
It was predictable, but still really enjoyable, relatable, and an interesting premise. I liked that there were others like her mentioned too.

There was a teeny bit where they called someone else Nora by mistake (a couple of times!) and I am not sure if that was a typo or the narrator, but aside from that I enjoyed listening to this one! :)

#22Booksin22

julieclair I agree about liking that there were others like her. That added depth to the premise 2mo
jb72 I enjoyed this book too. 2mo
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DaNae.Gr
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I really enjoyed this one!

BkClubCare I recently finished this and I read Lost Apothecary last month, too. 🤨 2mo
DaNae.Gr @BkClubCare Ha! And now you‘re reading City of Girls? That I just finished! 2mo
BkClubCare @DaNae.Gr Just finished it! 😁 What are you reading now? (edited) 2mo
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DaNae.Gr @BkClubCare Thoughts on City of Girls? And started The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue but ehhhhh not feeling it. Moving on to One True Loves by Taylor Reid Jenkins 2mo
BkClubCare @DaNae.Gr - oh, I really enjoyed City. Best book lately, for me. I have so many going now. Addie LaRue is on my tbr 😉 I admit, I keep confusing it with Evelyn Hardcastle?!? 2mo
BkClubCare @DaNae.Gr - TRJ is a good choice, even tho, I have only read Daisy 2mo
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Judybskt
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Starting a new book for bookclub.

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Lizthewiz
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Mehso-so

Debated on giving this a pick or so-so rating and went with so-so. This audiobook was okay, I liked the ending and didn‘t mind that it was predictable, but all of the lives and options the main character had for her life got jumbled for me. I wanted to like it more, just found it lack luster.

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Blh87
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Mehso-so

I paused this book multiple times to read library holds. It did not live up to the hype for me, but I can see why others have liked it so much.

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katiekat311
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First book of April complete. Perfect timing as I now start Spring Break! 😬😁

I adored this book and all the wondrous lives you get to live. Nora is a wonderfully conflicted and relatable character that you just root for. The writing light and engaging. I genuinely loved the concept and the journey.

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BkClubCare
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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First book of April is complete! For me, the rating lands between So-So and a Pick. I do adore Matt Haig but this was only an “I liked it” 3-slice of pie read.

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Clwojick
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Finally finished my first book of April, and moving straight into my next #ThingsinCommon pick! Not yet sure where I‘ll go from there, but possibly another book with a red cover ❤️

The Midnight Library was a 5/5 for me! I absolutely adored it. 💖💖💖

LiseWorks I love the page to put this on, so organized 3mo
BookGypsy I need this organizer for my reads 😮🤗🥰 Did you create this or purchase it somewhere? Great idea! 1mo
Clwojick @BookGypsy I use a #bulletjournal to track all of my book stats, reading challenges, and reading events. I draw out most of my own designs though, and use an assortment of printables and stickers. 1mo
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BookGypsy @Clwojick I love it! I teach a creative writing class, most often, we have lessons based on books we are reading. This would be so helpful to use 😊 1mo
Clwojick @BookGypsy although they‘re a little pricey, the only bullet journals I use are the #Leuchtturm1917. They have thick enough pages that markers, pen etc, don‘t bleed through. Make sure to select the “Dotted” version, if you want a bullet journal. They also have lined, grid and blank. 1mo
BookGypsy @Clwojick Thank you, I will check them out. 🤗 1mo
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katiekat311
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March was my best month yet! 8 books, 2 of which were my #bookspin and #doublespin! Hoping April is equally as successful, but maybe add in a completed BINGO on my #bookspinbingo board!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! 3mo
ErinSueMreads I'm reading drums of autumn right now! 3mo
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Clwojick
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Starting off #ThingsinCommon with this book! I‘ve heard such good things, and I can‘t wait to dig into it. Definitely bummed that I‘m working another 16 hour shift tomorrow! I have 5 hours before I have to get up, so off to bed I go. Happy April reading everyone! 🔥

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strangexlonely
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I have mixed feelings about this book. Overall I liked it, I loved the concept of the book and the way the story is told is great, I just thought the ending was a little cheesy and predictable.

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Clwojick
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Here is my final April #bookspinbingo list! I had to change up a few things, adding in some holds that just came in and books to fit specific prompts. Number 4 is blank, since I couldn‘t decide on which #booktoscreen adaptation I wanted to read. There are so many good options out there, so I‘m just going to pick in the moment. 🧡

As for March, I‘ve finished all but 2 books, which unfortunately were both of my #roll100 picks.😳

Zoes_Human I love your layout. It's very clean. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
PuddleJumper So neat and pretty 😍 3mo
PageShifter I have read Next Year in Havana and The Midnight Library Library from this list. I wish you happy reading :) 3mo
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BibliophileLibrarian
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I always wanted to read this book, and I got to do so for my work book club. It is a pick for me, but I was slightly disappointed in the ending. I thought it was too predictable. But it offered good lessons for everyone to live by.

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coffeebooksandchaos
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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I am far from alone in saying that I loved The Midnight Library. I read it in one day and was transfixed from beginning to end. The concept that our lives are the products of tiny decisions that could each lead to wildly different outcomes forces us to beg the question…who would I be if I had picked differently? Everyone has missed opportunities in their lives. Nora‘s experience in the Library shows us that different isn‘t always better. Bravo!

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The_Literary_Jedi
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📚📚📚📚 Really enjoyed this book that looks at what happens after death. The concept is so cool and the lesson the main character Nora learns in the end is one many people may need to understand too.

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DMC_run8
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This was the perfect pallette cleanser after my last 3 books. Nora Seed has decided to end her life, but instead of death she ends up at the Midnight Library, an in-between place where the different paths her life could have taken are all available to her. But this is not a permanent place and Nora must find the life that suits her or risk losing herself forever. 5⭐️

michellelav This was a great book! 😁 3mo
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BrenaJo
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This!! I just completed this project and my favorite part is that I can update them as I read new books 😍 (I have read all of these)

I‘ve been working on it for about a month. I‘m only going to put books I‘ve read on the shelves so that it‘s always changing and also a great convo piece!

marleed This is so cool! I can‘t quit thinking of how I‘d populate shelves such as these like my holiday books in December or my creepy books in October! (edited) 3mo
BrenaJo So many possibilities!! 3mo
Caroline2 Love it 😍 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole Great! 3mo
Saknicole So perfectly cool! I love it! 3mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone look at what Sabrina made! 3mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole wow! 🤩 3mo
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Kshakal
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TheSpineView I almost choose this one.👍 3mo
Eggs Great choice! 3mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Library 📚 #SavvySettings 🍀💚

#BookNerd 💙🤓📚

Eggs Perfect 🤩 3mo
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fictionaddictbooks
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Eggs Perfect📚🙌🏻📚 3mo
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reumellivaras
Mehso-so

February book club. Eh… it was okay. It wasn‘t a book I was eager to pick up with any free moment. Almost like a self help book in the way you go through all the possibilities of life.

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Cortg
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I read this over the summer but I wanted a refresher before bookclub on Tuesday. I loved it just as much the second time around! ❤️

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fictionaddictbooks
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Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford.

#firstlinefridays

ShyBookOwl I adore this book 🖤 4mo
michellelav I love this book! 📖 4mo
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brushlo
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this book is a great reminder about the possibility of life all around us…and the ways regrets can trap us in a type of prison. a really great concept, well executed. for me personally - great reminder to try to be more present in my own life. we have this one life and infinite possibilities await while we still draw breath. highly recommend this book.

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