Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Midnight Library

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Midnight Library
Matt Haig
Expected publication date: September 29, 2020
'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?'

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place. - from Goodreads
What a fascinating concept - that not only are there infinite realities but that there's a book for each of those realities, that every choice you make results in a different future that you can read about!  How would you ever choose which reality is the best one?

28 comments:

  1. It is a fascinating concept, but yeah, how would you choose? I am still trying to figure out if I would want to know in the first place%

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  2. Ahhh I heard such great things about this one and I really wanna read it!

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  3. Wow, I love the premise for this one. I don't know if I would want to know to be honest.

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  4. Oooh! I love the sound of this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  5. Oh I love this concept! I'm definitely going to buy this one!

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  6. I have never read anything by Haig, but he is so popular, I really should try something.

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  7. I’m really looking forward to this one, too!

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  8. I'm excited for this one too. I really enjoyed his last book.

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  9. I've never read anything by Haig but the concept for this one is amazing!

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  10. I hadn't heard about this book, but that's such a cool idea! Although, I think I might just be sad if I read about a better life I could've had. This sounds like it'll be thought-provoking.

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  11. Oh wow, I hadn't heard of this one yet, but immediately added it to my TBR as it sounds amazing. Thanks for the tip!

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  12. This does sound intriguing, and I hadn't come across it before. Thanks!

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  13. I’m seeing this book everywhere, I’ve never read a Matt Haig book but this sounds really interesting!

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    1. I've only read one of his other books, but I enjoyed it!

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