Good stuff I have read lately:
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Riverhead Books 2007) by Khaled Hosseini
A Woman of Independent Means (Avon 1978) by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Little Black Book of Stories (Knopf 2004) by A. S. Byatt
New Times in the Old South or Why Scarlett's in Therapy and Tara's Going Condo (Harmony 1993) by Maryln Schwartz
Kitchen Kollege Recipes (Parthenon Press 1954) by Phila Rawlings
Daughter of the West by Tariq Ali - page 3 of the December 13 2007 issue of the London Review of Books. This article is about Benazir Bhutto's family, written before she was killed, though I only got around to reading it afterwards (the stack of journals is ridiculous).