I have taken 3 semesters of college Latin, but have been forced to take about 8 months off since (1 semester + summer). I was never very talented with it in the first place, so having taken the time off I feel I've lost much of what I knew.
I need one more semester for my major, which will be an independent study, and my professor wants me to suggest authors I would like to read. However, I have no idea what to suggest, since I have a hard time telling the difficulty level of different authors and am not knowledgeable enough in the language to be able to form a preference about authors' styles, either. Since many of you are widely read, I thought this would be a great place to ask for some direction. I want to avoid suggesting things that would be seen as too simple or easy, but I also don't want to get myself into something that is too advanced for my background.
So, what are some authors (or specific works) you think would be a manageable challenge for someone with 1.5 years of college Latin, with a significant break from the language since then?