Best new non-fiction for Christmas 2015

The popularity of non-fiction is on the rise, and when you've seen our pick of the best new releases of 2015 you'll know why! Check out our pick of the best non-fiction this year and give your loved ones the gift of knowledge this Christmas.


Best new books to read or give away this Christmas

Here's the round-up we've all been waiting for – 2015's best fiction titles! From thrillers to comedy, there's something for every reader – you might even find a few ideas for your own Christmas wish list.

A very festive reading list

Looking for a book to get you feeling festive? Look no further! Presenting Mumsnetters' top ten Christmassy reads – the literary equivalent of sitting in front of a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine in hand

November book of the month

November book of the month is Marilynne Robinson's Lila, the final book in the acclaimed trilogy which has the presidential stamp of approval from Barack Obama. So go get yourself a copy, discuss the book with other readers and post up your questions to the author.

8 things we learned from Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Eight delicious nuggets from the literary legend Margaret Atwood's Mumsnet webchat – from her advice for aspiring writers to fashion tips, and her friendship with Angela Carter

Boozy pudding recipes - cheers!

The Woman In The Picture

Bestselling Irish chef Rachel Allen brings us her most personal cookbook to date: Coast. We've nabbed three of the book's best boozy pudding recipes for the perfect end to a dinner party.

"There's something special about scaring a reader"


Sarah Waters joined us for a webchat and answered questions about her latest novel, The Paying Guests, her current projects and told us about the importance of her cat Atkins on her novel writing.

Tips for teaching your child to read

Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, shares her top ten tips for developing children's reading skills – and for nurturing a life-long love of literature.

Top writing tips from debut authors

Keen to get scribbling but unsure of where to start? Check out our page full of writing tips from all our featured debut authors.

Local Independent bookshops

the winding stair

Mumsnet Local editors have rounded up the best of the independent bookshops. Check out the list to find great book stores in your area.

10 annoying book tropes

Annoying book tropes

Scatty heroines? Twee titles? Lack of basic research into the female anatomy?
Mumsnetters share the 10 things that get their literary goat.

Mumsnet guides

Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories

Did you know that in addition to the vast repository of wisdom that is Mumsnet Talk, you can also get some of the best bits in book form? Find out more about our Mumsnet guides, including the Book of Bedtime Stories written by Mumsnetters. 

Your stories published!

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories – ten stories chosen from 600 entries by a panel chaired by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne – is out NOW. We've 25 free copies up for grabs – find out more.

Mumsnet cookbook: Top Bananas!

top bananas

Top Bananas! is Mumsnet's first cook book and it's loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Interested? Watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake! 

Browse our book library

Shelved books

Reading list: Stumped on your next book choice? Be inspired by our archive of Mumsnet book club choices. There's a wealth of wonderful novels.