I just finished one of the most incredible books I’ve ever read. It truly felt like I was in this self- discovery journey. Every time I tuned in to listen, I felt tired yet excited, almost as if I was the one going from one life to another. I didn’t want to stop listening, fearing I’d miss something. I’m not sure if it’s because it was an audiobook or the physical book is as incredible printed, I don’t know, you tell me. it was engaging from the first word, It put my mind and imagination to work and it was such a good ride.
In The Midnight Library, we follow the life, death, and back to life of Nora, a British cat mom, who just learned that in her lowest moment, her cat was found dead on the street. So as you can imagine, her day only got worse after this. Nora ultimately decided to end it all at midnight.
What Nora didn’t know, is that this was only the beginning. She found herself in an endless library of books filled with the lives created by her every decision. Without giving you all the twist and turns, Nora, gets to explore these lives and we get to go with her, and what a ride!
But in the end of course, she learns her lesson and so do we. I probably should read this multiple times to get the full experience, but in this round of lives (through Nora’s eyes), I learned every decision I make creates a new destiny and that life is not just good or bad. Every life has good AND bad moments. No one life is full of happiness, even when that’s what it looks like for others, so that shouldn’t be our goal. The goal should really be to live and be kind to yourself and others.
Like I said, I need to listen to this book more than once, but beyond that, I am committed to have this book in inventory always so I can recommend it to everyone who was looking for a new experience.