Some books that have landed on my own 'To Read' list:
Books by Firoozeh Dumas. I saw an interview with her here, while listening to Nahid Rachlin read an excerpt from Persian Girls at the same place. (which, by the way, I have just finished reading and will be commenting upon soon)
The Mary Todd Lincoln book.
The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak
The Maternal Is Political, Shari MacDonald Strong