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Jimmy Fallon Announces the Return of His Book Club — And There’s a March Madness Twist! (Exclusive)

The late night host shared the announcement during 'The Tonight Show' on Monday

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty; NBC/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</p> Jimmy Fallon and the logo for his book club

Paul Morigi/Getty; NBC/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and the logo for his book club

Jimmy Fallon’s book club is back, and with a timely twist.

During The Tonight Show on Monday, Fallon, 49, announced the long-awaited return of the Fallon Book Club.

"If you know me, you know I’m always looking for a good book to read," the late night host said. "And that’s why I’m very excited to announce this."

The Fallon Book Club debuted in 2018 as a summer reading club called “Tonight Show Summer Reads.” Viewers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite book from a curated list, with the winning read being The Tonight Show's book club selection.

This new iteration of Fallon's book club, however, is timed to March Madness and participants may recognize the format, too. Fallon has selected 16 books — which he dubbed the "Sweet 16" — to compete in a NCAA tournament-inspired bracket. Viewers can vote on which books they want to continue through the rounds until one book, and its author, will be picked as Fallon's spring book club pick.

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"We can vote round-by-round until we narrow them down to the Elite Eight books," Fallon said, referring to a stack of the selected books on his desk.

<p>Todd Owyoung/NBC</p> Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' on March 25

Todd Owyoung/NBC

Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' on March 25

"I'm not saying this is the eight, or this is the eight. It could be this," the host added as he rearranged the books into piles. "These could be the eight! Until we get to the Final Four, then the Terrific Two, until we’re left with one winner - The Fallon Book Club Spring Read!"

Viewers will be able to cast up to ten votes per round. The advancing books will also be announced on the show and on its social media accounts, including a dedicated book club Instagram account, @FallonBookClub.

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"We have all different genres: mystery, young adult novels," Fallon said of his selections. "We have debut authors, New York Times best-selling authors — it’s a great mix of books."

<p> NBC / The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</p> The bracket for Jimmy Fallon's book club

NBC / The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The bracket for Jimmy Fallon's book club

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Those interested in voting for Fallon’s spring book club pick can visit www.fallonbookclub.com or follow the show's social media accounts for updates. See the full list of books below:

The Fury
by Alex Michaelides

James
by Percival Everett

Nightwatching
by Tracy Sierra

Grief is for People
by Sloane Crosley

Wandering Stars
by Tommy Orange

Where Sleeping Girls Lie
by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

The Year of the Locust
by Terry Hayes

Ordinary Human Failings
by Megan Nolan

Annie Bot
by Sierra Greer

The Fox Wife
by Yangsze Choo

Interesting Facts and Space
by Emily Austin

The Hunter
by Tana French

The Other Valley
by Scott Alexander Howard

The Bullet Swallower
by Elizabeth Gonzalez James

A Short Walk Through a Wide World
by Douglas Westerbeke

How To Solve Your Own Murder
by Kristen Perrin

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