Hulu’s hit series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based off Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel under the same title, won four Emmys Sunday night.
And it seems the widespread success of the series has sparked some new interest in its original source material.
According to Amazon, “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the most-read fiction book this summer on its Kindle devices.
You can bet the popularity of the Hulu series is responsible for this resurgence of interest in “The Handmaid’s Tale” — 22 years after it was published.
Who else made the list?
Here are the top five most read fiction books of the summer, according to Amazon:
The movie 'It' is already being dubbed the first big hit of the fall movie season, and it seems as though Stephen King fans were gearing up for the film this summer by re-reading his lengthy (1,184 page!) novel 'It.'
Daniel Silva's 'House of Spies' quickly gained popularity this summer, shortly after it was released. The novel follows Gabriel Allon on his search for a the world's deadliest terrorist and ISIS mastermind.
The first novel in the 'Harry Potter' series, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' was one of the most read books this summer -- 20 years after its release.
As the penultimate season of 'Game of Thrones' aired this summer, it's no wonder that Martin's 'A Game of Thrones' was popular.
While the show is now off-book, it makes sense that fans would want to return to the source material. Perhaps readers were looking for clues that indicate how the final season of 'Game of Thrones' will end.
Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel about the oppressive society of Gilead was the top fiction book this summer.
The novel originally released in 1985 had a big resurgence in relevance, thanks to Hulu's Emmy-winning series 'The Handmaid's Tale.'
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