Top summer reads

Looking for books to cram into your suitcase, take on the train or read on the beach this summer? Check out our list of perfectly packable paperbacks, as well as the latest releases to download onto your ereaders


Win 1 of 150 books from the Crossfire series

Sylvia Day’s bestselling Crossfire series is a global phenomenon, following the passionate relationship of two flawed lovers, Eva Trammel and Gideon Cross, To celebrate the release of the latest installment in the love saga, One with You, we're giving away 150 books from the series- you choose the book you want to read!

Book giveaway: The Gap of Time

Jeanette Winterson's retelling of The Winter’s Tale is alive with the poetry of the Shakespearean original, but also tells a modern story of love and loss. We have 50 copies of The Gap of Time to give away

Book giveaway: Baby Doll

Lily has been held captive in one room for eight years. Now she’s finally free. But escape is just the beginning in this tense psychological thriller by debut author Hollie Overton We have 50 copies of Baby Doll to give away.

Children's book club

Head over to our Children's book club to find all the latest news on the best books for kids of all ages from tiny tots to teens

July Book of the Month

We're bursting with excitement that our Book of the Month author for July will be the incredible Judy Blume. Read her new (and last – sob!) book for adults, In the Unlikely Event- then join us for a LIVE webchat with Judy in August.

Top tips for 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

Q&A with Kate Summerscale

Our non-fiction book choice for June is The Wicked Boy: the gripping true story of a horrifying Victorian murder case. It is the latest offering from Kate Summerscale, the author of award-winning The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Kate will also be answering your questions so post yours by 19 July!

5 books that will change your life

Time for a change? Mumsnetters say these five books, on everything from parenting teens and toddlers to decluttering, will change your life (for the better!)

Book reviews

Not sure what to read next? Have lots to say about a book you've just finished? From fiction to parenting guides, browse the reviews of everything Mumsnetters are reading, or write your own!

Browse our bookshelves

Shelved books

Reading list: Don't know what to read next? Be inspired by our archive of Mumsnet Book of the Month choices. There's a wealth of wonderful novels.

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. 

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.