Catching up on Sherlock reading

Long time no posts here, eh? I know, I know.

I’ve been reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books this year, spurred on by Mari. I posted about the first two books I read for the challenge way back in August. Since then I’ve read the next three, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

After the longer-form stories of the first two books (one story per short book), The Adventures was a bit disappointing in that the cases were all so brief, so quickly dispatched.

And then when I read Memoirs, I was convinced that I’d picked it up out of order (even though I’d attempted to check). But nope. It was in order of publication date. It had already been clear that the stories weren’t conveyed in chronological order, but this one was a bit jarring.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Hound of the Baskervilles; it really is the most masterful of the stories, at least so far as I’ve read, so far.

Thanks for the nudge, Mari! I’ve been thoroughly enjoying these books, I plan to continue with them into the new year. Next up: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1905!

(I got these ebooks from Project Gutenberg.)

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10 responses to “Catching up on Sherlock reading

  1. I haven’t read any of these books! A few years ago I bought a huge collection (at Christmas) but haven’t opened it since. So glad to hear you’re mostly enjoying them!

  2. Glad to see you posting.. I have been peeking in on you :) I dont think I have ever read Sherlock Holmes…. I wonder why not…

  3. I have Baskervilles but haven’t read any of his books yet.

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  5. So interesting to scroll down the comment thread…you’d think we would all have read Sherlock Holmes…but I guess not. Me neither.:)

    Perhaps I should…I’ve seen several movies and the BBC series…and loved those. It’s nice to connect with you via Booknificent Thursday.

    • It’s interesting, isn’t it? How many of the classics that form our collective knowledge an individual can end up missing. I love BBC’s Sherlock, and I’m really enjoying Elementary, too.

  6. With this many people not having read, perhaps another challenge or RAL later this year? :) I only made it through the first and half of the second (and it was my own challenge!).

    Thanks so much for participating! You did so good reading all of these. :)

    I will be announcing the winner of the DVD’s shortly.

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