Reviewed March 2021
“Norah’s Life has been going from bad to worse. The 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”
“This raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live.”
I have to confess to starting to read this book with reservations, fearing it would be full of regrets and perhaps even feeling lightly depressing. However I was so wrong. Yes the book engages with regrets but it also challenges the nature and reasons for those regrets. As we see life revisited and relearn life through Nora’s eyes we learn how pointless regrets are. We learn to value the life we have and how to make the most of and love the time we have.
The book is full of humour and warmth and positivity and teaches us above all to love ourselves.
(c300 pages) (2021) (Paperback) (Kindle) (Audiobook)
Matt Haig is a popular author of many novels including The Humans, The Radleys and How to Stop Time. Also books for Children such as A Boy Called Christmas.
He’s also the author of books that explore issues around mental health and wellbeing including Notes on a Nervous Planet and Reasons to Stay Alive which explored his own struggle with mental illness that almost destroyed him and how he triumphed and most importantly learnt to live again. It has been described as a book about making the most of your time on earth.
Available in paperback, hardback or digitally for devices such as a Kindle or the Kindle App on the Apple App Store or Google Play.