Just finished The Things They Carried. It was like a better version of Phil Klay's Redeployment (also an excellent book). I can't really stress just how much of an impact that The Things They Carried had on me. The writing style was really haunting and it really serves as a reminder as to how horrific a foreign policy mistake the entire Vietnam War was, and the experiences our soldiers went through. I also read In the Footsteps of the Prophet, a nice little biography by Tariq Ramadan on the Prophet Muhammad. It was not nearly as hagiographical as I thought it would be, which was a plus.
As for this week, I will be reading Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish - short stories that help set up his Witcher series of books, which I aim to eventually read. After that, I might try out The Sorrow of War for a nice little account of the war in Vietnam from the other side's perspective.