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My Big Bad Wolf Books 2019 Experience

Last Saturday February 23, I had my very first Big Bad Wolf Books 2019 experience.

Big Bad Wolf Books is a Malaysian book fair frequently held in Southeast Asia nations - Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The book fair sells all kind of books genres from fiction, non-fiction, children's literature to young adult.

For the second time since 2018, the Big Bad Wolf is back here in the Philippines. The book sale started February 22 and ends on March 4 offering a unique 24/7 shopping experience for book lovers like me. The venue is at World Trade Center and unlike last year there is now a 24/7 food court beside the payment hall.

Now, I am not new to book sales. I’ve enjoyed the Manila International Book Fair and had been to the said event twice already.

But I can pretty much sums up my first Big Bad Wolf Books experience as significantly better.



What makes the Big Bad Wolf Books different?

  • There is no admission fee.
  • It’s open 24 hours! Yes. You can actually come at 1am and shop all the books you want.
  • They are selling hard to find international bestsellers.
  • Books are way way discounted for 50%-90% off regular prices. Later, on my book haul you’ll see how amazing the sale Big Bad Wolf Books provide versus actual prices from leading bookstores.
  • The books are sectioned better. I like that all self-help books come in one place, all the non-fiction in another, the business and finance in a different rack and so on.

My Big Bad Wolf Books 2019 Haul

Now I will be sharing the books I bought from 2019 Big Bad Wolf book fair.

12 Strong by Doug Stanton by Doug Stanton

Overview. Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country.

Source - Fullybooked

Regular Price - Php 445
Bought For - Php 190 only

This maybe a surprising pick but with that huge price off I can’t help myself but buy the book. I see this as a non-fiction choice of the month soon.

Dunkirk - The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

Overview. In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film's official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

Source - Fullybooked

Regular Price - Php 470
Bought For - Php 190 only

I’ve been meaning to get this book because the film Dunkirk fascinates me a lot. I hope I get to learn more on what happened during the Battle of Dunkirk.

All the Money in the World by John Pearson

Overview. Previously published as Painfully Rich, All the Money in the World tells the story of J. Paul Getty and how his enormous wealth, $4 billion divided between nineteen heirs, wreaked havoc with the lives of his family.

Source - Goodreads

Regular Price - not yet available in PH
Bought for Php 190 only.

I enjoyed reading The Godfather so much and it talks about massive wealth and family drama. I hope this book is within the same range.



In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Overview. When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.

Source - Fullybooked

Regular Price - Php 480
Bought for Php 190 only

Ruth Ware authored one of the book I’ve been meaning to read, The Woman in Cabin 10. I knew my Big Bad Wolf Books experience wouldn’t be complete without a psychological thriller pick so when I saw this, I just had to buy it.

Small Move, Big Change by Caroline L. Arnold

Overview. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold’s guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement. A microresolution is easily kept and designed to nail a self-improvement target exactly and deliver benefits immediately. While the traditional resolution promises rewards on a distant someday,” a microresolution rewards us today by instantly altering our routines and, ultimately, ourselves.

Source - Goodreads

Regular Price - not yet available in PH
Bought for Php 190 only.

My eldest sister, who accompanied me, paid for this book and I am so much thankful. The book is more a self-help guide which I’m excited to read.

Harry Potter Complete Set

WOW! I am just excited to share that I finally bought the complete set of Harry Potter books! Reading the entire book series is part of my 30 Before 30 List and now I don’t have any excuse not to do it.

Bought for Php 3900.


I want to be upfront and share to you that my experience is not 10 out of 10 great mostly because of the long queue checking out. We literally waited for almost two hours just to pay. Before going make sure you are ready to brace the long line of book shoppers.

Aside from the long queue when checking out it was an awesome experience for me. I had so much fun sorting piles after piles of national bestsellers. I love that the books are arranged per genre, you are free to roam around

Will I Come Back?

It’s a big resounding yes for me.

Have you been to the Big Bad Wolf Books Sale?

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