Welcome to the book-y corner of Mumsnet, a space packed with compelling guest author webchats, regular book giveaways and stimulating chats about brilliant books.

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"I think it's important to leave something to be discovered"


Book Club: Author Emma Healey joined us to answer questions about her Costa Award winning novel, Elizabeth is Missing. She talked about her own experience of dementia, finding inspiration from her grandmothers - and also gave us a glimpse of her next novel.

Last chance to enter


Think you've got a novel in you, but despair of ever being published? The winner of our fantastic competition will be represented by renowned literary agency Janklow and Nesbit - so don't put it off, get writing now!

The Book of You: "brutal and unbearably tense"


Our first featured debut author this year is Claire Kendal and her chilling first novel The Book of You. This terrifying psychological thriller about obsession and power will have you reading late into the night. Read the book and join the Book Club discussion.

"I wanted to know how he did it: blacksmith's son to earl"

wolf hall
If you're already hooked on BBC's much-anticipated adaptation of Wolf Hall, read our webchat with Hilary Mantel - taking in everything from Tudor politics to Cromwell's rehabilitation. 

Sticking to your resolutions


Paul McKenna's latest book The Three Things That Will Change Your Destiny Today shows how making small changes in your life can yield great results. Paul joined us in early January, and gave us his fool-proof tips on sticking to your goals.

Must-read books for 2015


Resolved to read more in 2015? Mumsnet Book Club is the perfect place to pick up recommendations, discuss great fiction with like-minded readers, and put your questions direct to authors each month. Have a sneak peak at our Book Club line-up - and browse some of the other books we're eager to thumb through this year.

Book giveaway: A Perfect Home

A Perfect Home

Claire appears to have it all - the kind of life you read about in magazines. But underneath the idyllic façade, all is not quite as happy as it seems... The Perfect Home is the new novel by Kate Glanville, apply for your free copy now.

Book giveaway: Dangerous!


We've got 30 copies of Dangerous! to giveaway this week, the new book by award winning author-illustrator Tim Warnes. Mole has a penchant for labelling things, but will soon learn that appearances can be deceiving... 

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.

Top tips from debut authors


'Everyone has a book in them,' as the saying goes. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, we've tapped into the wisdom of some of the debut novelists whose creations have been featured on Mumsnet, and asked them to come up with their top 10 tips for budding authors. 

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! 

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.

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. 

Join book club

Book club giveaway

If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished and your brain is starting to atrophy, it's high time you joined Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. And free copies of our chosen books up for grabs, too.


Last updated: 29-Jan-2015 at 3:32 PM