Mailbox Monday – The Final Borders Haul

Well, this is it. The start and finish of my multiple hauls of the Borders closing down sale, carried out across many weeks. I just can’t bring myself to go down town now during my lunch hour; Borders was a great place to chill out, read and buy some great books. Here are my 17 titles, starting from the above picture:

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto Always looking to read more Japanese fiction and haven’t read any of hers yet.

Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald Gorgeous cover (silver and black) and a lovely edition.

Small Wars by Sadie Jones Still haven’t read The Outcast yet, but I love the cover of this.

Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe Her books are light and a lot of fun (the sticker is for a free fake tan, UK only damn).

We Had it So Good by Linda Grant This got some very good reviews and was on my wishlist.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Probably a good one to read soon with the Jane Eyre movie coming out, hope it’s enjoyable!

In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
Brick Lane was interesting, if not my favourite, but willing to have another go. This looks quite different to Brick Lane.

Fashion Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous These are light, funny and good to read when on call.

The Voyagers by Mardi McConnochie An Australian author, set in the war and looks good. Yes, that is ‘a love story’ underneath.

The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah Others have raved about her books, so I thought this would be a good time to try.

Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig One on my wishlist from ages ago.

Ghost Writer by Robert Harris It has Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan on the front. ‘Nuff said.

The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor Another wishlist found.

Disco Boy by Dominic Knight I follow Dom (of Chaser infamy) on Twitter and he’s always funny.

Mr Rosenblum’s List by Natasha Solomons Would you believe I still haven’t read this?

Come Back to Me by Sara Foster Loved Beneath the Shadows, this book looks great too. And Perth gets a look in!

The Rainy Season by Myfanwy Jones Another wishlist from long ago!

Have you read any of these? What were your Borders finds?

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Life in the Thumb. Do visit and check out some other great mailbox finds!


30 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – The Final Borders Haul

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  1. There’s no Borders near us here in Podunk, unfortunately. Looks like they had quite the closing sale. I’ve never read any of the books you got but I did recently read and review The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto. Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading!

  2. I didn’t visit any of the Borders sales. The stores that were most convenient for me closed earlier this year–oh well!
    I read Wide Sargasso Sea in college and sadly, don’t remember much about it. Happy reading!

  3. I love the covers for your haul in your Mailbox. Amrita and Tender is the Night are dynamic for their simplistic graphics – very zen. Enjoy the reads and you are on my list of “Books I want to covet” 🙂

  4. I have not yet gone to our Borders since they announced they are closing. I’m thinking they are pretty picked over by now. You found some great titles at yours. I may have to make a little trip to Borders this week.

  5. I stopped at my Borders on lunch but the checkout lines were so long I would have never made it back to work. Looks like you were able to choose from a nice selection.

  6. Looking forward to hearing what you think of Wide Sargasso Sea, I’ve been meaning to read it for so long. Went to see the new Jane Eyre movie the other night and loved it, now I really must get around to picking up WSS!

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