Spine-chilling thrillers for Halloween

Scare yourself silly this spooky time of year with one of these hair-raising thrillers – tried and tested by sadistic brave Mumsnetters



Introducing: debut author Jess Kidd

Our featured debut novelist, Jess Kidd, tells the intriguing tale of Mahony, who must return to his hometown of Mulderrig in order to uncover the secrets of his past. We've got 50 copies of Himself to give away – plus check out Jess's top tips for budding writers!

Win a copy of The Secret to Not Drowning

The Secret to Not Drowning is a powerful story of a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. We've got 50 copies of this hard-hitting but beautifully-written book to give away. The author Colette Snowden will then join us for a webchat to discuss the book next month.



Webchat with Amy Liptrot

This month we've been reading Amy Liptrot's brave and evocative memoir, The Outrun. Join Amy for a webchat on Wednesday 2 November, 9 – 10pm.



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 – plus lots of prizes to be won!




Calling all Bridget fans!

We're delighted that Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding will be joining us for a webchat next week. Post a question for a chance to win 1 of 2 signed copies of Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries – and don't forget to join on the night!

November Book of the Month

Our latest book of the month is Waking Lions, a gripping literary thriller set in Israel. Grab a copy, join the discussion and chat to the book's author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen + translator Sondra Silverston on 14 November, at 9pm.


Non-fiction book of the month

Our non-fiction pick for October is The Biology of Desire, an insightful and readable study of addiction. The author Marc Lewis will be answering questions so ask yours by 11 November.

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