Jimmy Fallon Launches First-Ever 'Tonight Show' Book Club

To kick off what he calls the "summer of reading," the late-night host announced a contest for viewers to select their summer read.
Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon on Friday announced that he is launching The Tonight Show's first ever-book club, dubbed 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, " the NBC late-night host said following 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," Fallon joked. 

Being that he hasn't seen a "book club since Oprah," Fallon revealed five books in the running to be the club's first pick. He requested that audience members vote on which book they would like to read with him during his July vacation. (Vote here.)

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 described as a "good investment type of book" as it is confirmed to have sequels. 

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