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YP Book Club Launches!


By Jessie

It was fantastic to read about all your book faves in the comments of my last blog – with such diverse tastes (and fine intelligence) I’m very much looking forward to the Book Club generating some truly fascinating reviews and discussions as we work through a different genre each month.

From today, you can visit the official YP Book Club page, and add your User Name to the Member List. You’ll also see a list of fun features that will be unlocked over the coming weeks including an invite a friend option, a suggest a book area and the YP bookshelf.

Once you’ve signed up, it’s time to decide whether this month’s book is one you’d like to read. If so, get your hands on a copy (I recommend local libraries, second hand book stores, e-bay and and get reading! Shortly I’ll be adding a list of questions to kick off the book club discussion. So what are you waiting for? Time to reveal the first book!

[Drum Roll Please…]

And the very first book to be read by the YouPlay Book Club in the Crime/Detective category is…

Step On A Crack by James Patterson (with Michael Ledwidge)

The poll was close but the readers have spoken, with Patterson beating Patricia Cornwall by 4%.

Book Synopsis (

Detective Michael Bennett is about to face the greatest challenge of his career. After the death of a beloved former first lady, the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario.

Ten adopted kids.

Bennett–father of ten–is pulled into the fray but is then hit with devastating news: his wife is battling a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he faces the prospect of losing the great love of his life and having to raise his children alone.

The crime of the century to solve.

Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever encountered, a man who kills without hesitation. As the entire world watches, Bennett has to find a way out–or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

Sounds exciting, look out for my thoughts soon!

Jessie (frantically turning pages) x

PS: Prefer crafty capers or cooking up a storm to reading? You're in luck - the YouPlay Craft and Cooking Clubs are coming soon!

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4 Responses to

YP Book Club Launches!

July 05, 2009 at 3:44 PM

I am very excited about the launch of the Youplay Bookclub and can't wait until the craft club opens and especially the cooking club so i can share some of my favourite recipes. My recomendatation for the book club would be competitions for ALL members (free or Premium) where we can win books.

July 05, 2009 at 3:45 PM

PS thanks for you dedication Jessie

Sugar said:
July 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Hi Jessie. I have tried to use the options on the right hand side of the Members List, Invite a Friend... and nothing will activate. Is this not up and running as yet ? Cheers, Sugar.

deeneecee said:
July 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Good work Jessie. I finally have a copy and am now busy reading it. It looks like a good choice.