Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Reading Challenge

Sherlock Reading Challenge


For those of you going through Sherlock withdrawal like me, I have a reading challenge for you. I thought it would be fun, while we wait for Season 3, to go back to the originals and read Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock. Here is the list of all the Holmes books, minus a few short stories that I thought might be hard to get a hold of. You can find most of these as free eBooks.

A Study in Scarlet (1887)
The Sign of Four (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
The Valley of Fear (1915)
His Last Bow (1917)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)

To make this easy and give lots of options for participation you can choose your level of expertise in deduction from the 5 options below. 

Inspector
Read all 9 listed above. 
Lieutenant
Read 6 of your choosing. 
Detective
Read 3 of your choosing.
Officer
Read 1 of your choosing. 

The Challenge will run from June 1-Dec 31st. 


All who participate will be entered for a giveaway, one entry for each book read and reviewed. The more you read, the more chances you get to win a copy of Sherlock, Season 1 or 2 on DVD. 

Ready to join? 

Post what books you plan to read and sign up with the Mister Linky below. The post to link your reviews will be up June 1st. I hope you are all as excited to read these as I am.

You can post your reviews here.



Happy Reading! 
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35 comments:

  1. I actually just downloaded Adventures this weekend, perfect timing!

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    1. Hope you join me! I have it and A Study in Scarlet. :)

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  2. I never got started on the show, nor have I read any of the books (not much of a mystery fan). But I wanted to tell you that I just noticed SYNC is offering a free download of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes audiobook in August (http://www.audiobooksync.com/sync-classic-titles/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes/)

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  3. I'm in - I'm only committing to one because I read the first two a couple of years ago and bought Adventures but still haven't read it. This will make me stop putting it off.

    I haven't seen any of the show yet but I definitely want to watch it at some point.

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  4. I have been wanting to read more Sherlock Holmes and I"m a sucker for reading challenges. I might join this with you. Thanks for sharing with the Google+ Book Bloggers do it better group, I am a member too :)

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  5. I've just joined! Thanks for offering this challenge.

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  6. I'm in for Lieutenant - not yet sure which 6 as I need to see what I have!

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    1. Yay! Glad you will be joining us. ;)

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  7. Yes I am in!!!! I swore I was not going to join any challenges this year, but I'm going to break my rule for this one (and maybe the RIP this fall!)!! I will get something posted next week since I'm in the midst of Armchair BEA this week!

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  8. Just recently read my first Sherlock book and loved it, so I'm glad I found this challenge. I know have the year is gone already, but I still have time to read a few on the list.

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    1. Challenge is only for half the year so you have plenty o time. ;)

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  9. Hi mari --

    Can you send me the link again? I've read a few of them!

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    1. I have put the link in the post. Your email didn't come through so wasn't able to do that while I was away.

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  10. Finally signed up and currently reading The Adventures in Sherlock Holmes. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. I plan on reading A Study in Scarlet.

    http://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/

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  12. Honestly not sure where I'll start or which ones I'll read. It's been a while since I've read any true "Holmes" so I'll jump in fresh and have fun with it.

    Thanks for what should be a fun challenge. :)

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  13. I'm just now seeing this and I'M SO IN! I have fallen in love with the series, and it's high time I read some of the stories and novels. I'm going to try to start with A Study in Scarlet or the Adventures stories.

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    1. Yay! Great to have you join us, Andi! They are all very quick read.

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  14. How did I miss hearing about this challenge? Count me in too! Now reading The Return of Sherlock Holmes and up next will be the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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  15. Count me in too! Now reading The Return of Sherlock Holmes and up next will be the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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  16. Just found out about this, but I'm going to have to join! I love Sherlock, and I've just bought a copy that has four of the novels and a bunch of the short stories, but have yet to get to it. Hopefully now I will! :)

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  17. Just found this, and I am going to have to join! I love Sherlock. I just bought a volume that has all the above listed (except for the casebook) in one giant book, but I have yet to start. Hopefully now I will! I hope to read at least A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of Baskervilles, and hopefully at least 2 others!
    Rachel @ The NerdHerd Reads

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  18. I have officially completed this challenge last night, with only minutes to share!! I have not yet written my review, but I thought I would give you a quick update anyways!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)