I got this from the library since I was hesitant to purchase it. Mostly because it’s super popular on Bookstagram, and most popular books have been a miss for me. That said, I went into this one with low expectations, but I’m happy to say I’m not disappointed.
I’ll describe The Midnight Library as two books that I love mashed into one: Dark Matter meets A Man Called Ove.
This is like a fictional, entertaining self-help book. I loved the little bits of philosophical ideologies packed into this story; I adore introspective books that evoke thought and feelings, and this more than delivered. Given the state of the world right now (being locked away at home, trying to ride out a pandemic), I didn’t realize how much I needed this book in my life. It brightened my days and pulled me out of a funk.
Aside from the philosophical aspects, the plot was interesting. Fun at times; sad at others. I laughed. I cried. I experienced a roller coaster of emotion. I felt all the feels.
I will be picking up more of Matt Haig if this book is any indication of what to expect from his other works!