Ulysses is on my list. It's funny, I actually know the closing passage very well thanks to Kate Bush. I love what Joyce wrote about the word "yes".
Just finished The Year of Magical Thinking. It's been a busy month at work, so it took me forever to finish it. It was so clear-eyed, stark, unflinching. I guess with the subject matter (the death of her husband and the near death of her daughter) I was expecting it to be much more weepy. I'm glad it wasn't. It was probably much more affecting with Didion's somewhat cool approach than it would have been as a chest-pounding sob fest.