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Get the full Jimmy Fallon Book Club list of all books picked for The Tonight Show reading program here. It’s a quick list of popular reads (including the Spring 2024 pick, Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra), and it’s made a recent resurgence with new picks as well. You’ll enjoy reading along with Jimmy and other fans who vote on the picks. Let’s get literary!

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The Quick Fallon Book Club List

First, if you’re extra curious or in a rush for book club reading suggestions, below is a quick, shoppable list of all the books that made this celebrity book club list, starting with the oldest pick and ending with the most recent pick for Spring 2024, Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra.

About Jimmy Fallon’s Book Club on The Tonight Show

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Now known as the “Fallon Book Club,” this celebrity book club has changed a bit over the years.

Nearly every Summer for a few years beginning in 2018, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon shared a list of books and had viewers vote on which book to read together. One winning book was selected as the official pick of the Summer.

The club took a bit of a hiatus after 2022, then reemerged in March 2024 with a March Madness-style competition to vote on a Spring book club pick from 16 selections.

Jimmy made the announcement @FallonBookClub on Instagram and on The Tonight Show here:

Fallon Book Club Books: The Details

Below, you will find details of the books selected by the Jimmy Fallon Book Club from its early days as a Summer reading program to its more recent days as the Fallon Book Club.

Summer 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  • #1 New York Times bestseller and Notable Children’s Books of 2018
  • TIME: Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time, Best YA Books of All Time, Most Influential People of 2020
  • Finalist: 2018 Kirkus Prize, YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Award
  • Newsweek’s Best Books of 2018… and more!

Children on Blood and Bone is the first in the popular West African fantasy series about magic and danger.

Zélie remembers when the land of Orïsha was magical, and her mother summoned forth souls. But, under the orders of a ruthless king, her mother was killed and her people were left without hope.

Now Zélie, aided by a rogue princess, has one chance to bring back magic and strike. Danger lurks as snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters.

But Zélie’s greatest danger of all may be controlling her own powers and her feelings for an enemy.


Summer 2019: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

  • New York Times bestseller
  • One of the Best Books of the Year by PeopleVogueParade, NPR, and Elle

My Review: ★★★★★

In Ask Again, Yes, one of my favorite books of 2019, Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are both rookie NYPD cops and neighbors.

At home, Francis’s wife, Lena, is lonely, and Brian’s wife, Anne, is unstable, setting the stage for absolutely explosive events that will test their bonds over decades, as a lifelong friendship and love blossom between their children, Kate and Peter.

It’s an exquisitely intimate portrait of family and the power of forgiveness that I continue to think about years later.


Summer 2021: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • New York Times bestseller
  • New York Times Notable Book of 2021

My Review: ★★★★☆

The Plot was one of my favorite books of 2021, and it’s a great book club book because it’s unlike any you have read before. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist. But now, he teaches a third-rate MFA program and struggles with his writing.

Arrogant student Evan Parker renounces his teacher’s help because the plot of the book he’s writing is bound to succeed. But, the book never comes, as Evan dies.

Jacob sees this as a sign to write the novel himself. As his student predicted, it became a huge hit. But then, Jacob starts getting threatening messages calling him a thief and sets on a journey to uncover the impetus for Evan’s plot.

It’s a unique literary thriller with twists, turns, and suspense that will keep you turning the pages.


July 2022: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Book of the Month’s Book of the Year
  • One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, GoodReads, Oprah Daily

My Review: ★★★★★

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a universally beloved tale of friendship and video games. It left me begging the book not to end, and it was one of my favorite books in recent years.

Friends since childhood, Sam and Sadie create their first blockbuster video game before even graduating college.

But, intelligence and success aren’t all glamour. Over 30 years, their friendship experiences the peaks and valleys that are characteristic of love, family, and work. However, here, they’re all mixed together.

Drawing thoughtful reference to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, it’s both plot and character-driven. At one climactic event, it becomes something remarkable. (When you get there, you’ll know it.)

It’s an unforgettable tale of identity, love, and, of course, the importance of “play” that people will discuss for years to come. Supported by Jimmy Fallon, it’s an especially great book for men.

Related Post: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Book Club Questions


Spring 2024: Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra

Nightwatching is a heart-pounding psychological thriller. A mother is home alone with her children during a blizzard. At night in their old home, she hears weird noises that sound like footsteps. Then, she sees a man in the shadows.

She gathers her children and hides in a concealed room with them. As she debates what to do, she gets another look at him and knows exactly who he is and exactly what he wants. It’s worse than she feared.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Jimmy Fallon have a book club?

Yes. Jimmy Fallon hosts “Fallon Book Club” on The Tonight Show and Instagram @FallonBookClub. Use #FallonBookClub.

Does Jimmy Fallon write children’s books?

Yes. The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is the author of several bestselling children’s books: Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA, Everything is Mama, This is Baby, Nana Loves You More, Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure, 5 More Sleeps ’til Christmas, 5 More Sleeps ’til Halloween, and Snowball Fight!

What is the Fallon Book Club Spring 2024 pick?

The psychological thriller Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra is the Spring 2024 pick for Jimmy Fallon’s book club on The Tonight Show.

Conclusion

The Jimmy Fallon Book Club reads popular titles voted on by fans every once in a while (no regular schedule). If you’re looking to read just one book from this list, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is a bestseller, award winner, and my personal favorite book of the year 2022.

Share your favorite book from this list or any remaining questions you may have in the comments below.

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4 Comments

    1. @Joan Free,

      Jimmy is not doing a list this year. He just announced a book of his choosing: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. The author is Gabrielle Zevin.