Commonwealth book cover

Book of the Month: Commonwealth

From the author of the award-winning Bel Canto and the highly acclaimed State of Wonder comes Commonwealth, a suspenseful and emotionally complex novel which provides further proof that Ann Patchett is one of the most versatile novelists of our time.


Win a copy of Exposure

Exposure book cover

Looking for a proper psychological thriller to dig your teeth into? We've got 50 copies of Exposure by Aga Lesiewicz to give away. When young photographer Kristin begins receiving anonymous emails which quickly become more and more sinister, her seemingly perfect life starts to unravel.

Best books on parenting teens

Freaky Friday

We've put together a list of the indispensable books Mumsnetters recommend to guide and support you along the rollercoaster ride of parenting teenagers

Bag a copy of Tracy Chevalier's new novel

Told over the course of one school day in the 1970s, New Boy is a novel about fitting in, standing out and knowing which friends to trust from one of the most successful novelists of our time: Tracy Chevalier. Enter to win one of 10 free copies.

Can you identify these books?

So you think you know your books? Can you identify the six titles recently shortlisted for the Baileys Women's prize for Fiction from their covers alone? Put yourself to the test.

Mumsnet's Marmite modern classics


Some books just won't ever please everyone, no matter how many awards and nominations they've accrued. These modern classics are well known over in What We're Reading for being loved and loathed in equal measure. Which side are you on?

Best books on pregnancy & birth

Pregnant woman holding books

Feeling a little overwhelmed with all the books around on pregnancy and birth? We've had a good rummage through recommendations on Mumsnet and found out which books comes out on top. Take a look to find the perfect one for you.

Essential books for new parents

Feeling a bit bewildered about what happens next? These parenting books come with a stamp of approval from Mumsnetters who've been there, done that and got the (sicky) t-shirt. Good luck!

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