- The Country of Pointed Firs - Sarah Orne Jewett
- The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
- The Man of Property - John Galsworthy (first volume in a series of novels that would be collected into The Forsyte Saga)
- Bowens Court - Elizabeth Bowen (You can have no idea how long this book has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, I suspect longer than fifteen years.)
- The Fireside Poets - Sampling of works by Longfellow, Whittier, Bryant and Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
I only had to memorize a few pieces when I was in high school back in the '70's, but nothing from the Fireside Poets. (Specifically, I recall having to learn by heart some twelve lines or so of Portia's "Quality of Mercy" speech from The Merchant of Venice, but I don't think I ever did much past that. And even now, I think I can only really remember the first six...)