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My Big Bad Wolf Books 2020 Experience

Hi everyone!

Last Monday, February 17 I went for the second time to Big Bad Wolf Books.

It seems like only yesterday when I had my first even #bbwb experience with my eldest sister and now we were back at the same place, at the same time (midnight) strolling on a huge place filled with good books.

For 2020, I made a pact to myself of reading 20 books. Now on month 2 out of 12 I just read one. Funny, I know. 

Instead of reading, I went on buying books after books after books. 

And I bought even more books during my Big Bad Wolf 2020 Experience. Haha

The buying of new books should stop now that I accumulate almost a pile of unread, fresh books from stores. 

Anyway, to recap 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 kinds of books genres from fiction, non-fiction, children's literature to young adult. 

Since 2018, the Big Bad Wolf Books has been happening in the Philippines. I missed 2018 but last year’s experience was A-MAZ-ING. It’s where I got my Harry Potter Book Set. Yay! 

This year, the book sale started February 14 and ended February 24 offering again a unique 24/7 shopping experience for book lovers. The venue was still at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

I have a really great experience at Big Bad Wolf Books that I never went to again to other book fairs unless invited by a friend. 

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 2020 Haul

Now here are the books I bought from the 2020 Big Bad Wolf Books Fair.

The Tourist - Robert Dickinson

The first section that caught my attention inside the Big Bad Wolf Books Fair was the Crime and Thriller. 

I don’t know but based on my memory, there was no Crime and Thriller section last year. As a big fan of the said genre, I was amused and couldn’t hide the smile on my face.

There were a lot of interesting books I wanted to buy but when I flip the book and read the overview they all seem like too Gone Girl-ish, The Girl on the Train for me. Until I saw this book from Robert Dickinson called The Tourist.

I got intrigued with the cover and the general overview in the back so I bought it. 

Book Overview

It is expected to be an excursion like any other. There is nothing in the records to indicate that anything out of the ordinary will happen. 

A bus will take them to the mall. They will have an hour or so to look around. Perhaps buy something, or try the food. A minor traffic incident on the way back to the resort will provide some additional interest - but the tour rep has no reason to expect any trouble.

Until he notices that one of his party is missing.

Most disturbingly, she is a woman who, according to the records, did not go missing.Now she is  a woman whose disappearance could change the world.

Bought for Php 190

Now when we went home I found out that this book has a really low rating on Goodreads. I panicked for a while until I saw this book review Looking Glass Reads. I hope I will find this book interesting as well. The aspect of time travel in a crime and thriller story is such a fresh combination for my reading palette.


The Widow of Wolf Street by Randy Susan Meyers

I saw this book in the General Fiction category. I owned and even bought The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort before so I thought it was of the same category. 

The back cover didn’t have a summary but has book reviews instead that you will find enchanting.

Book Overview

According to, the book explores the troubled relationship between a couple during the husband's rise to riches and subsequent disgrace in a novel that mirrors the story of jailed financier Bernard Madoff and his broken family.

Bernard Madoff is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme. 

Bought for Php 230

Surprisingly high rating on Goodreads. Out of the books I bought on Big Bad Wolf Books 2020 experience, this is what I’m excited to read. 

The Trial of Adolf Hitler by David King

I used to have this big obsession on World War II and the Nazi Regime. 

It started back in High School during our World History subject when our teacher asked us to watch World War II movies as a project. I was able to watch movies like Schiendler’s List, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Pearl Harbor and more. And I find the topic so heartbreaking and interesting it moved me to learning more about the said era.

The Diary of Anne Frank is such a moving tale of what it’s like during the Nazi regime and one of the best books I read about it.

And then I saw this book which made me gush. Wow. A vivid tale of Adolf Hitler before the war even happened. This trial was said to be what made Hitler rise to power. 

Book Overview

The Trial of Adolf Hitler tells the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that thrust Hitler into the limelight after the failed beer hall putsch, provided him with an unprecedented stage for his demagoguery, and set him on his improbable path to power.

Reporters from as far away as Argentina and Australia flocked to Munich for the sensational, four-week spectacle. By the end, Hitler would transform a fiasco into a stunning victory for the fledgling Nazi Party.

The first book in English on the subject, The Trial of Adolf Hitler draws on never-before-published sources to re-create in riveting detail a haunting failure of justice with catastrophic consequences.

Bought for Php 390 

Hard-bound book that I might not be able to bring every day to read during my commute. But I hope to bring this on a long-weekend and start reading. 


How To Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

No worries, this is not a self help book on how to be single. This is actually where the movie How To Be Single starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, etc. was based. I found this in the Romance section and held it for a while until I ended up buying it.

Book Overview

Fed up being single in Manhattan, Julie sets off to find out how women around the world deal with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Rio to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reykjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. Written in Liz Tuccillo's pitch-perfect, hilarious, and relatable voice, How to Be Single is the ultimate novel for the adventurer in us all.

Bought for Php 190

This book has mixed reviews from Goodreads. It is said to be so unlike the movie version, only better. The book can be described as Sex in the City (since there were four friends as main characters) meets Eat, Pray and Love (with the adventures they went to).

You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

I was really into this book but never really found the courage to buy it because it’s too pricey. I think the current retail price in bookstores is Php 799. 

While I was browsing on the section of Bestsellers, I saw it and I have never let it go. 

Book Overview

This book will make you learn to:

  • Uncover what’s holding you back from making money
  • Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
  • Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
  • Shake up the cocktail of creation
  • Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
  • Shape your reality - stop playing victim to circumstance
  • Get as wealthy as you wanna be

Bought for Php 230

Again, so much excitement to finally call this book mine! Hoping I will really read, finish and apply the lessons in my financial life.


Unlike last year when we waited for almost two hours just to pay, this year was the exact opposite. 

It might be because of the CONVID-19 scare which is still predominant.

Because of the short queue, our Big Bad Wolf Books 2020 experience was way, way better.

Will I Come Back?

Yes. Every year na sana! 

Have you been to the Big Bad Wolf Books Fair?

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