Jimmy Fallon Announces Winner of 2024 Fallon Book Club

And then there was one…

On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon announced Tracy Sierra’s Nightwatching as the official read of the 2024 Jimmy Fallon Book Club.

In late March, The Tonight Show rolled out its own “Sweet Sixteen” of novels and asked viewers to choose which titles would make it to the next round. In the end it came down to two titles: Sierra’s debut novel, a terrifying home invasion thriller, and Kristen Perrin’s How to Solve Your Own Murder, a cozy mystery about a teenager who is told by a fortune teller she is going to be murdered—and who then spends the next several decades attempting to prevent the crime from happening in the first place. 

Over the course of two weeks, approximately 1 million people voted and picked Sierra’s book as the one to devour—though it was a razor-thin race (approximately 2,000 votes separated first and second places).

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This isn’t the first time Fallon has followed in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps with his own book club. In 2021, the comedian and his viewers read Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot, about a one-time writing wunderkind who seizes an opportunity to reclaim his early success by nefarious means. The following year, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, which follows the sometimes-romantic relationship of a pair of gamers over 30 years, received Fallon’s seal of approval. Both books went on to become New York Times Bestsellers.

Now: It’s time to start reading. 

“We’re all going to read this book together,” Fallon said of how the club works, explaining that he’ll be checking in via social media to report where he’s at and what he thinks so far. And he’s encouraging readers to do the same on social media using the hashtag #FallonBookClub.

Even Fallon seemed touched by the overwhelming response to this year’s book club. “People want to read!,” the host exclaimed.

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  1. Paul Clause says:

    Why haven’t you reviewed Southodyssey by Paul Clause? It is a really good work of fiction. You’d love it Jimmy Fallon.