The Tidal Zone

May Book of the Month: The Tidal Zone

If you haven't read anything by Sarah Moss yet, start now – with our May Book of the Month, The Tidal Zone. Following a family going through an unexpected crisis, this wise and witty novel takes a magnifying glass to the NHS, parenting and the stories we tell about ourselves. Grab your copy of the book ahead of the author webchat.


Your next crime thriller fix

When a man fails in his attempt to kill his wife and then himself, DC Maggie Neville is assigned to the case. She soon begins to suspect that not everything is quite as it seems… We've got 50 free copies of Wrong Place by critically acclaimed novelist, Michelle Davies.

You asked, Sara Pascoe answered

Last month we read comedian Sara Pascoe's book Animal – a thought-provoking and funny look at the female body. As part of the discussion, Sara answered Mumsnetters' burning questions…

7 thrillers with mindblowing twists

Apple Tree Yard

We know that every thriller claims that its twist will blow your mind, make you choke on your cornflakes and stay up all night… but we can guarantee that these seven thrillers really will give you a gleefully unexpected surprise – even if you do work out the twist before it arrives!

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.

Best maths books for kids

Maths books

There's beauty in numbers – you just need to know where to look. With SATs coming up this May, help your kids discover that maths can be fun with these five excellent activity books

Win a copy of Your Pace or Mine?

Your Pace or Mine? Lisa Jackson

Inspired by the London Marathon? Get even more motivated with Your Pace or Mine? – an inspiring memoir about what running can teach us and the ways in which it can change us. Enter to win one of 10 copies.

Win 10 Things Girls Need Most

10 Things Girls Need Most

From the bestselling author of Raising Girls, Steve Biddulph, comes an interactive and reassuring guide to bringing up daughters who are strong, free, and happy. Win one of ten copies.

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


Best books about puberty & growing up - for girls

What's Happening To Me book cover

Puberty can be a pretty confusing time, and sometimes a good book is the best way to broach conversations about what on earth is going on. These are Mumsnetters' favourite books for girls* about puberty and growing up.

*Parents of sons, watch this space!