UPDATE: After nearly 1 million votes were tallied, the winner was Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane!


If you've ever wanted to be a part of a celebrity book club, now is your chance!

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon revealed his five nominees for the show's second-annual Summer Reads book club and asked fans to vote for which page-turner they want to be the official pick. Last year, Tomi Adeyemi's fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, was the selection after 140,000 votes were tallied.

The Saturday Night Live alum narrowed down this year's options to The Chain, Fleishman Is in Trouble, The Gone Dead, The Silent Patient and Ask Again, Yes. The hilarious TV personality, who took home the E! People's Choice Awards trophy for Nighttime Talk Show last year, handpicked each book himself and Steve Higgins noticed they all had a similar theme.

"Are you OK? [These] seem a little murder-y," joked his long-time announcer. 

"That's what people want to read!" Fallon exclaimed back.

The hilarious host then posed with various books to show the audience what it would look like if they toted the title on the beach. Ultimately, the must-have literary accessory is up to the fan vote!

Which book do you want to read? Check out the chilling descriptions below and then head to the official site to cast your vote! Voting closes at noon on Wednesday, July 24 and be sure to tune into The Tonight Show on Thursday, July 25, to see which novel is officially going in Fallon's beach bag.

VOTE: Tonight Show Summer Reads

Ask Again Yes, The Tonight Show, Summer Reads


The Chain, Tonight Show, Summer Reads

Mulholland Books

Fleishman is in Trouble, Tonight Show, Summer Reads

Random House

The Gone Dead, Tonight Show, Summer Reads

Harpers Collins Publishers

The Silent Patient, Tonight Show, Summer Reads

Celadon Books

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family)

Watch the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., only on E!

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