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Reading Reports by Lisa

My journey through the wonderful world of books.

Currently reading

James Patterson, Marshall Karp
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Sudhir Venkatesh
Cat and Mouse
Anthony Heald, James Patterson, Keith David

Starting "The Black Banners"

The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda - Ali H. Soufan, Daniel Freedman

I just ran across a summery of The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan and it sounded like a really interesting book so I thought I would read it while I wait for books to be available at the library.


I have always enjoyed fiction books that center around the FBI or CIA, but I haven't read that many non-fiction books on the FBI or CIA so I am excited about this book. I also have put my name on the waiting list for the book Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez.


As I have gotten older I have tried to read more non-fiction books now that I am no longer in college as a way to make sure that I am always learning something new. I am thinking about next year making a new years resolution to read an equal number or more non-fiction books as fiction books or I might just set a numerical goal, but either way I want to make sure I never stop learning. I have learned lots of things from fiction books, but I enjoy reading non-fiction books especially those about space, biology, the criminal justice system, and politics.