We mentioned last week that E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy reached the 20 million mark in the United States. In fact, sometimes it seems as though all chatter in the book business revolves around this hot (sorry, couldn't resist) series.

Let's not forget about a certain bow-wielding super-heroine, however. This morning, Scholastic released the sales figures for The Hunger Games trilogy, to date. From the press release, here's the news:

As of today, Scholastic has more than 50 million copies of the original three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print and digital formats in the U.S. (more than 23 million copies of The Hunger Games; more than 14 million copies of Catching Fire; and more than 13 million copies of Mockingjay).

It's been a few years since I first discovered The Hunger Games, and sometimes I can't believe that readers are only now journeying into Katniss Everdeen' world. Still, I was reminded just a few days ago—when my mom asked to borrow my copy of Mockingjay—that for many readers, the books are new.

Any Book Case readers out there just now diving into The Hunger Games trilogy? What made you decide to read the books?

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