Samsung Beach Reads 140 Character breakdown of the top 25 Most Popular Beach Reads of all Time

Aug 10. 2015

       
  • 1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J. K. Rowling (1997) - Orphan 11yo Harry = wizard! Off 2wizard skool. Temp defeats Lord Voldie (whohe?) + 3 headed dog 2 bag the stone

  • 2) The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (2008) - Katniss+Peeta r ‘tributes’ in dystopian TVised fite2death. P <3 K. K goes wiv it, as luv story=$$$4survival. They win 2getha

  • 3) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (2012) - Amy&Nick r married. Amy fakes own murder 2 frame N. (who is rite?) A manipul8s every1, killz her ex. Evil A makes N stay w/ her 4 baby :(

  • 4) To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (1960) - 30s U.S,6yo Scout+bro Jem try2c recluse Boo. Dad=lawyer4Tom, innocent black victim2racist trial. S+J attackd, saved by B & lern life-lessn

  • 5) P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahem (2004) - Holly+Gerry r married. G dies> H is :’( … But yay! 10 letters frm G each mnth (all end w/ PS. I Love You) makes her :) ++

  • 6) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (2005) - Sweden: Man hired 2 find missing niece. Girl w/tattoo also investig8s. Find rape+murder conspiracy in $$$clan> exposed. Revenge=sweet

  • 7) The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown (2003) - Corpse in Louvre=coded msg! Symbologist man + cryptologist wman (chased by killer Xtian sect). Solve it: rveals truth bout Jesus!

  • 8) Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James (2011) - Shy meek Ana meets V rich control freak + BDSM dom: Christian Grey. Mild erotica + Xtreme wealth in feminism-free zone

  • 9) Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding (1996) - 20thC Pride+Prej:Bridget’s 30+, sgl <3 booze+cigs+frends. Troubles w/diet,job+men + Y are guys crzy abt a grl’s 4XXXL undrpnts??

  • 10) The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks (1996) - Noah reads lifestory 2 sum1: Bak frm WW2, tries 2get bak w/Allie tho now Lon’s fiancée. Sum1=Allie now w/Alzheimer’s but 2gether @last! :’(
  • 11) The Great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald, 1925 - V.rich, enigmatic Jay Gatsby finds 1st luv Daisy, Tom’s wife. But it’s selfish D+T’s fault ends w/ Jay shot. Also “Gr8”Gatsby was bootlegger

  • 12) The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, (1937) - Hobbit Bilbo <3 home but wizard Gandalf selects him 2 help dwarfs win back gold+kingdom stolen by dragon. Epic w/ elves, orcs, etc

  • 13) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, (1996) - Nobles of Westeros fight/plot for throne of 7 kingdms, while icy zombie types threaten from North + girl frm deposed family gets dragons.

  • 14) The Time Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, (2003) - Henry+Clare happily married w/nrmal life xcept H sumtimes transported thru time. Problems wen he interfere in future and 4sees C’s death :(

  • 15) Life of Pi, Yann Martel, (2001) - Dr.Dolittle on Noahs ark w/magic realism: Pi’s family own zoo, sail4Canada but Pi lost@sea alone except God...and animals incl. tiger!

  • 16) Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, (2009) - Bella is nu grl @skool. Who’s this mysterious guy? A nice shiny vampire! He saves B from van, men + evil vamp. They fall in <3 + go 2 prom.

  • 17) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon, (2003) - 15yo w/Asperger, gr8 @maths. Idol=Sherlock. Solves mystery of y Mum+Dad broke up, somehow connected 2 pitchforked poodle in garden

  • 18) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, (1954) - Mythic epic: Sauron made ring2rule them all but loses it in battle. Mny yrs + a murder l8r, hobbit Frodo must destroy it w/ wizard+elves

  • 19) Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella, (2009) - Shopaholic Bex has 6k debt! Cook4self + wear same clothes for +1mth?! :-O Mebbe rich men help? No but TV job will! Can shop again - phew!

  • 20) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, (1979) - Insignificant blu-green planet w/ primitive apelike life demolished 2 make way 4 bypass. Arthur rescued by alien hitchhiker + wanders galaxy

  • 21) The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, (2003) - Kabul. Amir + Hazara = Kite-fly buddies. Foe=Assef. Soviet invasion worsens, Amir unfrnds Hazara. Amir+dad go to US, all wrks out

  • 22) The Golden Compass (UK Northern Lights) Philip Pullman, (1995) - Fantasy:Lyra+daemon in quest4Dust+other worlds. But Church=enemy. Also must stop plot2cut Dmons frm ppl (like removing souls)! Also, bears

  • 23) Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything, Elizabeth Gilbert, (2006) - NY divorcee down in dumps goes 2 Italy 4 gourmet food, India 4 spirituality. Then 2 Bali where she finds balance + love

  • 24) Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden, (1997) - 9yo Satsu + sis are sold 2 Geisha school. Frnd Pumpkin, unfriend plus Geisha Hatsumomo. WW2 begins with Satsu = winnr, Japan = losr.

  • 25) One Day, David Nicholls, (2009) - 1day thru yrs. 15jul, Dextr+Emma gradu8+hav 1nitestnd. Life promising. Then: marriage, loss, breakdown :’(