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[BHE 389] Big Bad Wolf Book Hunting – Middle East Edition (Part 1 of 2)

Big Bad Wolf Book Fair - Middle East Edition


Myra here.

Over the past four weeks, I have been sharing my book hunting expeditions in the US. This week, I am excited to share my first ever book hunting expedition here in the Middle East. Naturally, we had to start with the Big Bad Wolf book fair in Dubai! What can I say, we arrived here at the perfect time.

Big Bad Wolf – Dubai

Address: Sound Stage Venue, Dubai Studio City

The Big Bad Wolf Book fair happened last 10-20 October. Since we live around 90 minutes away (by car) from Dubai, we thought it would be good to spend the weekend there, since my husband and I haven’t really seen the beauty of Dubai yet, except for their huge airport where we arrived from Singapore.

While I was pretty pleased with my finds (see my two carts filled with books in the image above), the BBW in Malaysia is still worlds better, with a wider selection (including more Southeast Asian titles), more graphic novels, and more illustrated books – and understandably at a much cheaper price. I will definitely miss going there, but I am very relieved and happy that there is a version of the massive Big Bad Wolf Books here, so honestly, I have more reasons to be happy.

Here are our finds!

Young Adult and Middle Grade

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman (Amazon | Book Depository),

The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend (Amazon | Book Depository).

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil (Amazon | Book Depository),

16 Ways To Break A Heart by Lauren Strasnick (Amazon | Book Depository),

Sandrider by Angie Sage (Amazon | Book Depository).

Literary Fiction

The Book Of Night Women by Marlon James (Amazon | Book Depository),

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (Amazon | Book Depository),

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Amazon | Book Depository).

Winter by Ali Smith (Amazon | Book Depository),

During The Reign Of The Queen Of Persia by Joan Chase (Amazon | Book Depository).

Love & Other Train Wrecks By Leah Konen (Amazon | Book Depository),

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (Amazon | Book Depository).

The Sleeping World by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (Amazon | Book Depository),

Almost Adulting by Arden Rose (Amazon | Book Depository).

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid (Amazon | Book Depository),

Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut (Amazon | Book Depository).

Her Husband by Luigi Pirandello (Amazon | Book Depository),

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente (Amazon | Book Depository).

A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo (Amazon | Book Depository),

The Best American Short Stories 2016 by Junot Diaz (Amazon | Book Depository),

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Amazon | Book Depository).

Mandela The Graphic Novel (Amazon | Book Depository),

Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Amazon | Book Depository),

Roots by Alex Haley (Amazon | Book Depository).

Illustrated Stories | Coffee Table Books | Graphic Novels | Notebooks

Two Great Leaders by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Illuminating Wisdom by Deirdre Hassed & Craig Hassed (Amazon | Book Depository).

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli (Amazon | Book Depository),

The World Of Charles Dickens by Martin Fido (Amazon | Book Depository).

Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller (Amazon | Book Depository),

The Legion Of Regrettable Super Villains by Jon Morris (Amazon | Book Depository),

100 Greatest Graphic Novels by Katrina Hill and Alex Langley (Amazon | Book Depository).

The Art Of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children with an Introduction by Tim Burton and a Foreword by Ransom Riggs and written by Leah Gallo (Amazon | Book Depository),

A Photographer’s Guide To Using Light by Ted Schwarz and Brian Stoppee with photographs by Mike Pocklington and Scott Sheffield (Amazon | Book Depository).

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan and Illustrated by John Rocco (Amazon | Book Depository),

It’s A Stick-Up (Amazon | Book Depository).

Naturally, I had to get myself a notebook: Animorphia! and a book for one of my favourite musician friends: The Musician Says – Quotes Quips And Words Of Wisdom (Amazon | Book Depository)

Any titles here that stood out for you? Which book do you think I should begin with?

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1 comment on “[BHE 389] Big Bad Wolf Book Hunting – Middle East Edition (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Pingback: [BHE 516] Big Bad Wolf UAE – Part 1: Graphic Novels, YA, Nonfiction, and More – Gathering Books

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