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


Book giveaway: The Other Side of the World

Stephanie Bishop's UK debut about a marriage in crisis and the couple's attempt at a new life in Australia is both tender and atmospheric. We've got 50 copies of The Other Side of the World so snap yours up now

Apply for a copy of Lisa Jewell's new book

Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember his own name… I Found You is the new novel from bestselling author Lisa Jewell & we have 50 copies for Mumsnetters to win

Win a copy of The Swimming Pool

Dive into The Swimming Pool, the thrilling new novel from Louise Candlish. Read by the pool, if you dare… Just answer a simple question to win 1 of 10 copies!

July Book of the Month

We're bursting with excitement that our Book of the Month author for July is 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

Share to win This Mum Runs + sports stroller worth over £300

Excited for the Olympics? To celebrate the publication of British athlete Jo Pavey's book This Mum Runs, here's a chance to win a copy of the new book PLUS a Thule Glide award-winning high performance sports stroller – perfect for any mum who runs. Just tell us your top tips for running to enter!

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

August Book of the Month

Our August Book of the Month is Baileys shortlisted The Improbability of Love – this hybrid of social satire, romance and whodunnit is the perfect summer read. We'll be chatting to the author Hannah Rothschild in September

July non-fiction book of the month

Thomas Harding returns to the lakeside house his grandmother was forced to flee by the Nazis, and traces the history of its many inhabitants. This month's non-fiction book choice is The House by the Lake, and so grab your copy of this captivating memoir-history and join the discussion

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

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