I would recommend reading the Qur'an chronologically in the order it was written (google chronological Qur'an), at the same time as reading Ali Dashti's book 23 Years; The life of the Prophet, so you can see how Mhd came up with convenient revelations to add to the Qur'an to aid him in his ambitions.
It would be very good to add a section about the progression of Muhamad's thought. How the early Quran was very peaceful when Mslms were in the minority and how the tone then changed once Mhmd came into greater power.
Or how Allah spoke when Mhmd came across another potential wife. How convenient.