I've added Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking to my list. This is something I've wanted to read and an author I've only heard about. I'm thinking everyone else has read her except for me. The now much quoted first lines: Life changes fast; Life changes in an instant; You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends; The question of self-pity.
Difficult subject, her constant eye for details draws me in.