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Welcome to the book-y bit of Mumsnet, packed with top-notch guest author webchats, book giveaways, stimulating Talk topics, a regular newsletter and more. If you love reading, you're in the right place.

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April non-fiction book of the month

New Ways To Kill Your Mother

In a series of essays Colm Tóibín explores the impact of family both in fiction and in the personal lives of world-renown authors including: Jane Austen, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever.

Book of the month

This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You

This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You is a powerful collection of short stories exploring life in a Fenland community. Join author Jon McGregor for a webchat on Tues 16 April.

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.

Children's book club

Oh no, George

Track down a ghostly guinea pig with girl detective Mariella Mystery in The Ghostly Guinea Pig by Kate Pankhurst, and find out what new scrapes George is getting into in Chris Haughton's Oh No, George!

Favourite children's books

Judy Blume

Every time we have a guest author on Mumsnet, we ask them to name their favourite childhood book. Read on to find out which ones inspired these great writers.

Book club newsletter


Have you signed up to our book club newsletter yet? It's a veritable monthly treat, packed with book giveaways, dates for your diary and the juiciest Talk threads. 

Browse our book library

Book stack

Can't think what to read next? Be inspired by our archive of Mumsnet book club choices. There's a wealth of wonderful novels.

Author webchats

Madeline Miller

Find out how Hilary Mantel plans her writing, which books Madeline Miller turns to for solace, and how Amy Waldman used her experiences in Afghanistan to colour The Submission in our exciting trove of webchats.

Why Did Nobody Tell Me?

Why Did Nobody Tell Me

Why Did Nobody Tell Me? is the new paperback version of The Mumsnet Rules. Like Mumsnet, it's full of common sense and good cheer to steady you during the trickier patches of parenting.

World Book Day gallery

Winnie the Witch

Winnie the Witch, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Willy Wonka and his golden choccie wrappers…our World Book Day gallery features a collection of inventive costumes from Mumsnetters.


Dear Fatty cover

Time is too precious to waste on disappointing reads so, before you plunge into a book, find out what your fellow Mumsnetters thought of it. Then once you've read it, add your own opinions.