BOOKS/PLAYS/POEMS I REMEMBER READING IN SCHOOL

I'll update this as I remember.
  1. 2ND GRADE:
  2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
    "I've got the baby here," Imogene barked at the Wise Men. "Don't touch him! I named him Jesus. "
  3. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  4. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    "Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing. "
  5. 3RD GRADE:
  6. Yeah, my teacher wasn't much on reading beyond whatever was in our textbook.
  7. 4TH GRADE:
  8. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  9. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
    "I am sort of medium...I guess you could call me the mediumest boy in the class."
  10. Superfudge by Judy Blume
    " I can't think when you're in here," he said. "What do you have to think about?" "Making!" (This was the book that took me from being someone who loved to be read to and turned me into a reader.)
  11. 5TH GRADE
  12. No idea, and it's kind of driving me bonkers
  13. SIXTH GRADE:
  14. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    "Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking."
  15. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
    "I felt that the day was an omen of good fortune. It was a good day to begin my new home."
  16. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
    "Fear is what you feel when you wait for something bad to happen...fun is what you have when you figure out a way to make something good happen."
  17. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
    "I looked at his grave and, with tears in my eyes, I voiced these words: "You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over." (This was the first book that ever made me cry.)
  18. SEVENTH GRADE:
  19. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
    "But I can see. I can see everything. I can see things that Mom and Dad can't. Or won't."
  20. Something Upstairs by Avi
  21. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
  22. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
    "It's only by facing things that you ever put them behind you."
  23. EIGHTH GRADE:
    I actually skipped eighth grade English so everything I read in class from eighth grade to twelfth grade was a year ahead (i.e. I took freshman English in eighth grade, sophomore English in ninth grade, etc.)
  24. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
    Or as it's better known in our house, Miser-ology.
  25. Animal Farm by George Orwell
    "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
  26. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    "I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me."
  27. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
    "But before I begin relating what happened, you must know something about me as I was in the year 1832- when these events transpired. At the time my name was Charlotte Doyle. And though I have kept the name, I am not – for reasons you will soon discover – the same Charlotte Doyle. "
  28. "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
    "There is no greater bore than perfection."
  29. "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs
    "It was a dark and stormy night. The wind howled and twigs and leaves scuffled and rattled past the house."
  30. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
  31. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
    "Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul."
  32. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
    "If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
  33. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
    "As she left my room I knew I should shut up. But you know when you should shut up because you really should just shut up...but you keep on and on anyway? Well, I had that."
  34. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares
    "Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us."
  35. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    "Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning."
  36. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    "I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there's nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me." (I didn't actually read this for my English class, but rather for my seventh grade teacher because she wanted an opinion on whether or not I thought her students could handle it.)
  37. NINTH GRADE:
  38. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
    "The girl didn't seem to have heard yet that nobody in Mill Town ever amounted to anything."
  39. The Odyssey by Homer
    "Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man."
  40. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
    "There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream."
  41. TENTH GRADE:
  42. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    "Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven."
  43. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
    "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
  44. Stonewall's Gold by Robert J Mrazek
    I remembered, or at least remembered enough keywords to search and find the title.
  45. ELEVENTH GRADE:
  46. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    "Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love."
  47. MacBeth by William Shakespeare
    "By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes."
  48. The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
    "You see, my love. As you've always said, after the rain-" Sun." After the darkness-" Light." And after the illness-" Health." Exactly," said the Tsar. "We mustn't give up faith."
  49. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
    "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."
  50. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
    "You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."
  51. 'Tis by Frank McCourt
    "Your mind is a treasure house that you should stock well and it’s the one part of you the world can’t interfere with."
  52. TWELFTH GRADE:
  53. The Doll House by Henrik Ibsen
    "You see, there are some people that one loves, and others that perhaps one would rather be with."
  54. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
    "Everybody else said of her: "She is such a good mother. She adores her children." Only she herself, and her children themselves, knew it was not so."
  55. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    "What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains."
  56. Cryano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
    "Yes, our souls are written in our eyes."
  57. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    "All human wisdom is contained in these two words: 'wait' and 'hope'."
  58. "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
    "With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,"
  59. POEMS I REMEMBER READING IN CLASS BUT NOT WHAT YEAR :
  60. "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
    "Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning"
  61. "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
    "It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night."
  62. "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
    "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams."
  63. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, / and I— I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.
  64. "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep."
  65. "[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]"!by e. e. cummings
    "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)"
  66. "anyone lived in a pretty how town" by e. e. cummings
    "all by all and deep by deep / and more by more they dream their sleep"
  67. "Dreams" by Langston Hughes
    "Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly."
  68. "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud" by William Wordsmith
    "And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances with the daffodils."
  69. "To Autumn" by John Keats
    " Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;"
  70. "Epitaph On The World" by Henry David Thoreau
    " Here lies the body of this world, / Whose soul alas to hell is hurled."
  71. "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou
    "Men themselves have wondered / What they see in me. / They try so much / But they can’t touch / My inner mystery."
  72. "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
    "You may shoot me with your words, / You may cut me with your eyes, / You may kill me with your hatefulness, / But still, like air, I'll rise."
  73. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
    "Do not go gentle into that good night. / Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
  74. "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman
    "O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather'd every rack, / the prize we sought is won,"
  75. "No Man Is An Island" by John Donne
    "Every man is a piece of the continent,"
  76. "Why do I love" You, Sir?" By Emily Dickinson
    "The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me— Because He's Sunrise—and I see— Therefore—Then— I love Thee—"
  77. "How Do I Love Thee" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight"
  78. "The Passionate Shepard to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe
    "If these delights thy mind may move, / Then live with me, and be my love."
  79. "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell
    "We would sit down, and think which way / To walk, and pass our long love’s day."
  80. "To An Athlete Dying Young" by A. E. Housman
    "And early though the laurel grows / It withers quicker than the rose."
  81. "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning
    "That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, / Looking as if she were alive."