Tisha B'Av, the holiday remembering and mourning the destructions of Jerusalem and the expulsions of the Jews from the Land of Israel, is hard for many Jews to relate to. It's simply hard for us to relate to our current life as exile.
The following books are books that I've found, each in their own way, to bring the "Eicha" into modern life. They're not the most pleasant reading, but if anyone is looking for something to read on Tisha B'Av, or more generally to show the feelings of war and terror, I suggest the following.
Adjusting Sights: An excellent book about the 1973 Yom Kippur war, written by a then-18 year old religious soldier grappling with the pain, loss, and utter confusion of war.
Life in the Shadow of Terror: A collection of personal accounts of life in Jerusalem during the Palestinian Intifada 2000-2003.
O Jerusalem: The classic tale of the battle for Israeli independence in 1948.
Let's all work, hope, and pray for this year to be the end of terror and all suffering, and the beginning of true world peace.