On Friday Jimmy Fallon announced that he is launching The Tonight Show’s first ever-book club, aptly named the Tonight Show Summer Reads.

Summer’s here and I don’t really have books to read. I don’t have a good summer book to read,” Fallon says, after his opening monologue. “But I want to be there. I want to be walking around with that book that everyone’s got, like ‘Oh you?’ Yeah, me,” he jokes.

Owing to the fact that he hasn’t seen a book club since Oprah, Fallon revealed five books in the running to be the club’s first pick. The late-night host asked audience members to cast votes on which book they would like to read with him during his July vacation.

The five eligible books include: Providence by Caroline Kepnes (“It’s a Stranger Things type of jam”), Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong and IQ by Joe Ide, which Fallon describes as a “good investment type of book” for it is confirmed to have sequels.

What do you think of Fallon’s selection? Share your opinion with us in the comment section.


  • Celestina Mojekwu Posted June 24, 2018 3:18 pm

    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Would it count?

  • Sidomex Posted June 25, 2018 9:48 am


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  • Tee Posted June 25, 2018 2:50 pm

    Excited about this. I love Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Hope it wins!

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