The Handmaid’s Tale was one of the top 10 most read Kobo e-books in 2017

The Handmaids Tale Elizabeth Moss

With the end of the year approaching, Kobo has released its annual Book Report, revealing e-reading trends from 2017.

According to Kobo, Canadians read the most this year during their morning and evenings commutes, as well as in the later evening hours. Meanwhile, the single biggest reading day was June 30th, leading into Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1st.

As for what Canadians were reading, Kobo says that the top ten bestselling titles in 2017 are as follows:

Behind Closed Doors – B. A. Paris
Blink – K.L. Slater
Lion – Saroo Brierley
Origin – Dan Brown
Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Fix – David Baldacci
The Girl Before – JP Delaney
The Silent Wife – Kerry Fisher
The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

It’s worth noting that The Handmaid’s Tale, written by the Ottawa-born Margaret Atwood, was originally published in 1985, making it older than most of the other books. However, the novel saw a resurgence this year following the release of the TV series of the same name.

These were the e-books that were just purchased. Kobo also revealed the top ten e-books that were actually finished most often:

Come Sundown – Nora Roberts
Glass Houses – Louise Penny
Rituals – Kelley Armstrong
Secrets in Death
– J. D. Robb
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
The Late Show – Michael Connelly
The Right Time – Danielle Steel
Use of Force – Brad Thor
When the Music’s Over – Peter Robinson
Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton

Finally, Kobo says the top 10 novels that had longest average reading sessions were:

A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny
Little Girl Lost – Carol Wyer
Mississippi Blood – Greg Iles
Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter
Remains of Innocence – J. A. Jance
The Girl With No Name
– Diney Costeloe
The Clay Girl – Heather Tucker (Canadian author)
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
The Married Girls – Diney Costeloe
Unspoken – Lisa Jackson

Source: Kobo