I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot. – J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield in Chapter 3. Holden is always lying to himself, or contradicting himself. He is really confused about everything. He does read a lot of serious novels – his favorite books include ‘Out of Africa’ and he also likes ‘Return of the Native’ and ‘Of Human Bondage’. But he does not always grasp the significance and meaning of what he is reading.