Get the full Jimmy Fallon Book Club list of all books picked for The Tonight Show reading program to read along with him and other fans.
Now known as the “Fallon Book Club,” this program has changed a bit over the years.
Nearly every Summer for a few years, 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.
Beginning in Summer 2022, Jimmy Fallon rebranded his celebrity book club as the Fallon Book Club, by which he will select book club picks to read.
Below you will find a link to each of the books selected as the Jimmy Fallon Book Club pick from its early days as a Summer reading program to its more recent days as the Fallon Book Club.
Jimmy Fallon Book Club List
Summer 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Instant New York Times Bestseller
- #1 New York Times bestseller
- TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
- TIME Best YA Books of All Time
- TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2020
- New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2018
- TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children’s Books of 2018
- NPR‘s Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
- Buzzfeed’s 24 Best YA Books of 2018
- Bustle’s Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018
- 2018 Kirkus Prize Finalist
- YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
- Paste Magazine’s 30 Best YA Novels of 2018
- Newsweek’s 61 Best Books from 2018
- Boston Globe’s Best Children’s Books of 2018
- Publishers Weekly Best YA Books of 2018
- School Library Journal Best Books of 2018
- 2019 YALSA Teen’s Top Ten List
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 People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle
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 blossoms 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
- A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
In The Plot, one of my favorite books of 2021 and a book 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 Jake’s help because the plot of the book he’s writing is bound to succeed, but the book never comes, as Jake dies.
Jacob sees this as a sign to write the novel himself and, as his student predicted, it becomes a huge hit. But then, Jacob starts getting threatening messages calling him a thief and sets on a journey uncovering 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 BEST SELLER
- Book of the Month’s Book of the Year
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is the universally beloved epic tale of friendship and video games that left me begging the book not to end. It’s one of my most 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 characteristic of love, family, and work — all mixed together.
Drawing thoughtful reference to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, it’s both plot and character-driven, then at one climactic event, 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.