Matt Haig is the author of the instant New York Times Bestseller The Comfort Book; two memoirs, Notes on a Nervous Planet and the internationally bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive; along with six novels, including How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children’s books. The Midnight Library, a number one New York Times Bestseller, is his latest novel and has sold more than six million copies world-wide. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.
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The Midnight Library By Matt Haig
"A unique blend of philosophy, science fiction, and emotion that will make you ponder what could have been and appreciate what is. With its delicate prose and imaginative storytelling, The Midnight Library takes readers on a journey through the labyrinthine paths of hope and regret, inviting us to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life. A haunting and beautiful ode to the human spirit that will linger in your mind long after you turn the last page."
-Russell, New Jersey
Matt's Recommended Reads
Check out some of Matt Haig's favorite books and read why he loved them so much!
Sea of Tranquility
By Emily St. John Mandel
"I love the way Emily writes. It is deeply readable and cerebral all at once. She is making the most compelling science fiction out there and I think The Sea of Tranquility is her best work."
Everything All At Once
By Stephanie Catudal
"A brilliant, unflinching, lyrical memoir about illness and grief and the intensity of being there for people and the memories it brings up. It’s a heart-wrenching book but is also healing in its raw truth. I loved it."
When Things Fall Apart
By Pema Chodron
"This is a comforting book that really helped my mental health. She is a Buddhist, but the wisdom about acceptance and coping with adversity is universal and fits all of us. Plus the writing is exquisite."
Bird by Bird
By Anne Lamott
"This is always my go-to choice for anyone interested in writing, though it is as much a treatise on life as it is a creative-writing primer."
By Bill Bryson
"I was sad to when Bill Bryson retired.. He is a brilliant writer. I love all his books. My favourite is One Summer, which articulates a love and passion for history that seems easy but is really rare. He was popular but sometimes underrated because his books are so easy to read. That is a real skill."
More From Matt Haig
How to Stop Time
By Matt Haig
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .
The Comfort Book
By Matt Haig
The Comfort Book is Haig’s life raft: it’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.
Notes on a Nervous Planet
By Matt Haig
Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.