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Jul 25, 2021Nancy0817 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I can see the intent of this book and the message. But I had a hard time appreciating the approach. Just skimmed through much of the lives, just couldn’t stick with reading the whole dialogue.
Jul 24, 2021memery444 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read. Full of philosophy, joy, sadness, hope. A very thoughtful author. Just a touch of the magical to make it fun.
Jul 24, 2021orangelibrarycard rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The Midnight Library is an interesting concept, but not written in a particularly interesting way. The writing is often elementary, not “dazzling” or “exquisite” as the jacket suggests. The novel begins in a kind of spare staccato way that…
Jul 22, 2021Soreya rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful! This is certainly something everyone can relate to. I mean, who hasn't wondered what would have happened if they chose the other fork in the road? Eloquently written. I really enjoyed this book!
Jul 21, 2021genepy rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
A 300 pages metaphor , very heavy. It didn't help that Nora, the main protagonist was an annoying ,whining, self-centered person .
Jul 20, 2021sgcf rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I like the speculative/fantasy concept that appears to relate to quantum physics. Having read a couple of Jane Roberts’ channeled "Seth" books, I was reminded of Seth’s concept of simultaneous (re)incarnations – no past or future; time…
Jul 19, 2021DeniseB2020 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A great read and very imaginative. Can get a little predictable. Otherwise, great read!
Jul 19, 2021esrobbins rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the writing and the concept of this story. It’s a little like It’s a Wonderful Life or Life After Life in concept—getting to see how your life would be different if you made different choices. However this dives deeper…
Jul 16, 2021mawall rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This books was heartbreaking and unputdownable. The writing was beautiful and hit almost too close for comfort. I can't recommend it enough!
Jul 11, 2021lozza1401 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended.
Jul 09, 2021bookclubs2 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Not for me....reminded me of It's a Wonderful Life or the Wizard of OZ, "There's no place like home." Both stories are much better!
Jul 08, 2021Nicole_V_Hoang rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I loved the way that each "life" the protagonist lived was vividly depicted.
Jul 06, 2021sjpl_rebekah rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book had good pacing and although predictable, had a great message. Life is full of choices, and it is easy to get bogged down with regrets. Perhaps we could have had a “better” life if we made different choices, but ultimately this…
Jun 28, 2021LBSJ rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
What if you could go back in time and live lives not lived and lives possible, but just for a short time and the option of never reliving them again. And after this what life would you choose? A fascinating story of how we view life and…
Jun 23, 2021Tica77 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is definitely not a “summer chick reads”.. it is rather a serious look at difficulty for some to appreciate the life they have, to the point of no longer wish to remain in that life. The author, Matt Haig,, finds a creative way…
Jun 22, 2021JCLBrittanyC rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Such a fun and interesting concept for a book. I feel like though you can anticipate what will happen in this story, through the main character's experience you are able to reflect on your own experiences. I found it fun to discuss with my…
Jun 18, 2021
Poetically lovely and relatable. Life is not all about happiness. We go through depression in life. We all handle it differently bc your life and life experiences are not the same as mine. Mental awareness & mental health needs to be…
Jun 17, 2021JCLCherylMY rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
What would a life be like if we could choose to live a storyline that we had previously rejected as viable. Is hindsight 20/20? Is the road we did not travel better?
Jun 12, 2021rjdelacruz2 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Predictable ending. Watering down depression and anxiety to make it palatable, but probably why it’s a best seller. “Morals of story” felt forced and obvious, instead of cleverly included.
Jun 11, 2021laneway rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best books I have read in some time. I really liked his style of writing and his insight into human nature.
Jun 07, 2021squirrelee rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. It was different than what I normally read. The comments that said that it was predictable were true, but this didn't bother me at all. Also, I didn't mind the reminders life and the messages that the book made me think…
Jun 07, 2021LinChi rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A fun read but wouldn't re-read. It's touching and interesting to see how the protagonist slowly changes perspectives throughout each of the books, but it felt too far-fetched and I wasn't super interested in what would happen next.
Jun 05, 2021peacebenow rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This is a book about Nora Seed, her decisions and regrets in life. Getting more chances to get it right. It's a pinch of "Jumanji" but mostly "it's a Wonderful Life". Seemed predictable to me.
Jun 05, 2021tjdickey rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If Mitch Albom decided to mingle his heartfelt depth of reflective humanity in a collaboration with a gentle parallel universes sci-fi parable, the result *might* compete with "The Midnight Library:" a rare, compelling, light-hearted but…
Jun 02, 2021FPL_Lori rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Nora Seed has a plethora of regrets and often wonders what her life could have been if she had only made different choices along the way. "The Midnight Library" is a lovely fantasy novel that explores parallel universes and 'what might…