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Full Jimmy Fallon Book Club List on The Tonight Show

The article provides the full Jimmy Fallon book club list of all books picked for The Tonight Show Summer Reads program for your entertainment, plus all the book finalists that were recommended by Jimmy Fallon but not selected as the official book of Summer over the years.

Nearly each Summer, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon will share a list of books and have viewers vote on which book to read together. One winning book is selected as the official pick of the Summer.

Below you will find a link to each of the books seleted as the Jimmy Fallon book club pick, plus the finalists each year he hosted the Summer Reads program.

If you are researching these books for your own Summer Reads, check out my Summer Reading Challenge to give you inspiration and ideas to enjoy.

Jimmy Fallon Book Club List

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.

Other 2018 Finalists:


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

In Ask Again, Yes, one of my favorite books of 2019 and one of the best epic family drama novels, 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.

Other 2019 Finalists:


2021: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • New York Times Notable Book of 2021

In The Plot, one of my favorite books of 2021 and a thriller about a scam 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.

Arrogrant 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.

Other 2021 Finalists:


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