Welcome to the book-y corner of Mumsnet, a space packed with compelling guest author webchats, regular book giveaways and stimulating chats about brilliant books.

And do follow us on Twitter for book club Talk highlights and lots of great competitions.

Webchat with Karen Joy Fowler


There are many unusual families, but few are quite as unusual as Rosemary's - the bright, quirky narrator of award-winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Join author Karen Joy Fowler for a webchat on Tues 29 July.

Book club news


Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things is our August fiction book club choice. We're also treating you to some hilarious tales from across the globe with David Sedaris' latest success Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. Happy reading...

Summer Reads 2014


Summer is well and truly here so we've put together a marvellous selection of summer reads to help you choose the precious books that will make it into your suitcase. Do have a good browse and let us know if you think we've missed any must-reads off the list. 

Book giveaway

The Secret Place

We’re really excited to be giving away 300 copies of The Secret Place this week. Beautifully written and drenched in suspense, we have not been able to stop talking about this book here at MNHQ. 

Design a potato head competition


It's time to get creative... with a potato! To celebrate the publication of Sue Hendra's Supertato, Simon & Schuster are offering you some fabulous prizes. Help your children create their own Supertato-inspired potato head and upload a photo to our thread for a chance to win. 

"It came from having to cope with my grandmother's murder"


Tanya Byron's The Skeleton Cupboard was our non-fiction book of the month. She joined us for a webchat and talked about how a family tragedy was the catalyst for her work in mental health and answered your questions.

Mumsnet cookbook: Top Bananas!

top bananas

We're giving away 30 copies of Mumsnet's first cookbook, Top Bananas! Loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Plus watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake! 

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. 

Top tips from debut authors


'Everyone has a book in them,' as the saying goes. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, we've tapped into the wisdom of some of the debut novelists whose creations have been featured on Mumsnet, and asked them to come up with their top 10 tips for budding authors

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.




Last updated: 28-Jul-2014 at 11:31 AM