So far I’m not reading as many books as I was last year. Right now I’m gearing towards long non-fiction pieces like this incredible read from The New Yorker.Getting Bin Laden
What happened that night in Abbottabad.by Nicholas Schmidle
Favorite Part (spoilers, if you could call it that)
The Americans hurried toward the bedroom door. The first SEAL pushed it open. Two of bin Laden’s wives had placed themselves in front of him. Amal al-Fatah, bin Laden’s fifth wife, was screaming in Arabic. She motioned as if she were going to charge; the SEAL lowered his sights and shot her once, in the calf. Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside. He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him. In the end, neither woman was wearing an explosive vest.
If you’re ever looking for something good to read, I highly suggest http://longform.org/.