Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

“It is easy to mourn the lives we aren’t living. Easy to wish we’d developed other talents, said yes to different offers… It takes no effort to miss the friends we didn’t make and the work we didn’t do the people we didn’t do and the people we didn’t marry and the children we didn’t have… But it is not lives we regret not living that are the real problem. It is the regret itself. It’s the regret that makes us shrivel and wither and feel like our own and other people’s worst enemy.”

Published in 2020, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig follows Nora whose life has been going from bad to worse. Then, at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth, she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?

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Book Review: A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

“An impossibility is just a possibility you don’t understand yet.”

Published in 2015, A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig tells the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this book is FULL of impossible things.

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