6. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Wright explains the rise of Al-Qaeda and the failure of intelligence agencies that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.

7. The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller
Main character, Billy, is a playwright who lost her lover on 9/11. Billy channels her own grief and survivor guilt into a play about a train bombing and the people who await word of their love ones aboard.