I'm currently preparing for my exam on Ulysses this Friday and I'm not going to lie: it's hard! But so beautiful if you can get into it. Loads of people hated it but I found it so interesting to explore. Try reading a little of it--doesn't matter where in the book, there is no set order to read it in-- to have a taste. I love poetry so have loved studying the language, but it depends what you're into really!