"The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig presents a world, where between life and death, there is a library. The story is a refreshing fictional take on what being successful should mean with the central themes of life, death and suicide ideation.
The storyline follows Nora Seed who happens to end up at the Midnight Library and gets an opportunity to right all the wrongs in her life. She believes, until then, that she had let everyone including herself down. Her life had been replete of regrets.
In the Midnight Library, Nora can pick any book and through it, live her life as she wanted. She tries to get her perfect life only to find out that things might not actually be as they appeared to her before. Things begin to fall apart, bringing her to the one conundrum: What is the best way to live?
Matt Haig, The Midnight Library, Canongate Books, 2020
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