Well, I finished The Last Banquet and found it to be a pretty solid piece of historical fiction. More on that later in the week, but if you like reading about ancien régime France, pick this one up.
I'm still in the thick of Daniel Stein, Interpreter, but I'll probably finish this week and I'm loving it. Reading Ludmila Ulitskaya is always a treat. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to it. She's just amazing. This is a difficult book in many ways- her main character is based on a controversial real person, a Jewish man who became a Catholic priest and challenged Israel's Right of Return laws early in the life of that country- and the writing and characters are top-notch.
I also started reading Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, about the path a boy's life travels after the sudden death of his mother. I'm only a little way in but I'm definitely hooked!