WWW Wednesdays: A Town Like Alice, After You, Harry Potter, The Prestige
WWW Wednesday is a link-up hosted at Taking on a World of Words. To join in just answer the three W's (What have you been reading, what are you currently reading and what are you planning to read next) and post your link.
What I've been reading...
A Town Like Alice - by Nevil Shute
I had no idea what to expect from this book, all I knew was that Australia or Australians featured in some way. But I really enjoyed it - Jean Paget is my new hero. Based very loosely on a true story, this is quite an old-fashioned novel about an English girl who finds herself a prisoner of the Japanese in Malaysia during World War Two, along with a number of other women and children. It's an easy read, there's romance and the characters are good. Only problem was the racist language and attitude towards the aborigines - which was odd, considering the book wasn't racist towards the Japanese or the Malaysians. There's also an old black-and-white film - it's on my to-watch list.
After You - by Jojo Moyes
The sequel to Me Before You, this follows Lou Clark after she returns from her travels. I could have done without this book, to be honest. Although the original sounded miserable in theory, I didn't actually feel miserable while reading it. Also, it had a plot and a point, whereas this just meandered. Lou was likeable as ever and I suppose it's realistic that she would still be struggling. But After You was just depressing on every level. The ending was okay and it was a quick read, but I don't think I could recommend.
What I'm currently reading...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K Rowling
This is the Harry Potter book I've re-read the least, so I thought I should refresh my memory a little (who am I kidding, I don't really need to) before I go and see Cursed Child. I'm not going to read the play first but if someone gives me spoilers before November I swear... Anyway I'd forgotten how exciting Deathly Hallows is. There's so much action! It might even be my favourite if it wasn't for a couple of things.
What I'm reading next...
The Prestige - by Christopher Priest
I bought The Prestige for a pound in a charity shop last week. I didn't know there was a book, but I liked the film so hopefully it's just as good.
What have you been reading lately? Anyone know if The Prestige is worth reading? Have you read A Town Like Alice or After You? Let me know in the comments :D