I’d probably pick The Catcher In The Rye. Last year I studied it in my English lessons. And while I enjoy English, the stress of deadlines and word counts for essays didn’t let me appreciate this novel as much as I might have done. I did enjoy it, especially as I came to understand some of the metaphors that I had overlooked.
So, I think I would enjoy rereading Catcher In The Rye without having to look for superlatives or answers to set questions. I would have the freedom to ask my own questions.
While I was studying this novel, part of the coursework was writing a creative piece about one (or both) of the two novels we had studied. Sorry Mark Twain, but I chose The Catcher in the Rye over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I have to say that the sonnet I wrote was probably the best piece of creative writing I have ever done. Ergo, if I read it again, maybe Salinger would inspire me to write like I had then.