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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

On Hold for Now

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

I started reading The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan a few days ago, but after reading a few chapters I couldn't get into it. So, I'm going to put it aside for now. I don't know if I will try reading it again, but for now I am going to read books that I can get into and enjoy. 


The biggest problem that I was having with the book was how much information that was being thrown out that I wasn't familiar with. I am thinking that if I read a few more books about the middle east, al-Qaeda, and Islam and then come back to this book I will enjoy it a lot more. So, in an effort to do this I have put The Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright on my list and I'm searching for other books like this. If you have read and enjoyed a book about these topics then I would love to hear about it. 


I hate giving up on a book, but I think that if I learn more then this book could be very enjoyable. If this book still doesn't capture my attention, then I will at least have learned more than I had known before.