Books

Our biggest book giveaway this year – 190 free copies!

Featured debut author Sharon Guskin's book The Forgetting Time tells the story of Noah who can't forget a former life. His mother, reluctant to medicate him, turns to a shunned psychiatrist in search of answers…

Apply for one of a whopping 190 free copies of this stunning debut to let us know what you think

 


Feeling 'Stuffocated'? We've got a book for that.

secrets

Feeling stuffocated in your own house? Learn how to live more with less with James Wallman. Read his top 5 tips for a clutter-free home and apply for a free copy. Look out for the Q&A with James in March.

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.



February Book of the Month

Noise of Time

We're delighted to announce that our February book of the month is the incredible Julian Barnes' new novel The Noise of Time. Read the book, discuss with fellow readers during the month and come and chat to Barnes himself on 23 February!

Your favourite books of 2015

Last year, the MN discussion about the 50 Book Challenge became a bustling source of brilliant book recommendations. If you're keen to join in this year's reading challenge, and you're looking for inspiration, check out MNers' favourite books from 2015.



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

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.



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.

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.

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.