What I read
Finished The Goblin Emperor, and, what I have not done for v long time, re-read at once I was that reluctant to let it go. Just so good on so many levels.
Another re-read, though after a rather longer lapse of time, Barbara Hambly's Homeland (2009). It's not quite the anti-Gone with the Wind (The Wind Done Gone is presumably that) - I was about to say, novels about the US Civil War, so not my thing usually, and then remembered Marie Jakober's Only Call Us Faithful which was doing something not quite on similar lines, but also about women and the war and undermining the simplistic divisions and assumptions, and which I was also v impressed by. (And both are much more about the war than Little Women.) Anyway, very good.
Anuja Chauhan, The Zoya Factor (2009), which someone or other or several someones on my rlist recommended. V enjoyable though just possibly I felt it was spinning the whole thing just that bit too long for my taste. Loved the voice and the setting, a bit meh about the more chick-litty aspects of the plot. Would read more Chauhan, I think.
Really only just finished, Taiye Selasi, Ghana Must Go (2013). I found it a bit hard to get into - the beginning was possibly a bit too lyrically creative-writing class prose and I wasn't entirely engaged by the viewpoint character - but it got much better once we had the impact of his death (and his previous leaving) on his family. Also, on the basis of the title I perhaps naively expected more of the novel to be actually set in Ghana, though I can see that a lot of the story was in fact to do with deracination. Would, however, recommend.
On the go
Having just finished Ghana Must Go, nothing.
Possibly Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things (ARC, how cool is that?), but feel that perhaps I need something in lighter mode just for a change of pace before tackling that.