From My Bookshelf: The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a fantasy about erasing regrets and getting second chances. Nora, filled with remorse, attempts to end her life. However, between life and death, Nora finds herself in the Midnight Library.

The library is filled with shelves of books. In the midst of it all, there is Ms. Elm, the school librarian, who says every life contains millions of decisions. And there is also an ongoing game of chess as another metaphor for the millions of decisions in a life. Nora gets to try on a new life by sampling a variety of books from the shelves, such as getting married, sticking with a popular band or competitive swimming, joining her best friend in Australia, or becoming a glaciologist. Not one of my favorite reads, but well serves as a good reminder for

living

many lives through

voluminous reading.

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