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 :’(