Sherlockathon 2020

Sidney Paget 1860-1908 / Public domain

I’m not usually into prompt-based readathons, but can I resist a Holmes-themed readathon that includes a Hound of the Baskervilles read-along *and* some watch-alongs? No, I cannot.

The readathon begins Oct. 19th and extends through Nov. 15th. All the prompts, schedule, and “rules” are on the Sherlockathon site.

I’m a slow reader. If I get one book per week read, I’m doing pretty well. Since the readathon allows for short stories and graphic novels, I’ll be using a few of those to fulfill the prompts. Even so, I still won’t get to all the books I’ve picked.

I’m going to go with a lot of Holmes stories (which are still in line with Readers Imbibing Peril), some titles off my Classics Club list, and a couple of books for NonFic November. Look at me multitasking!

Here’s my rough schedule and the extras:

  • The Narrator (book with narrator) – Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell by Paul Kane
  • The Sedentary (read in one room) – The Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes – Volume One by Christopher Sequeira (graphic novel)
  • The Scot (Scottish author or setting) – The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • TobyThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Capable (nonfiction) – The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris
  • The Nemesis (book with enemies) – Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1: The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Leah Moore (graphic novel)
  • The Woman (woman author) – The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead
  • The Consulting Detective (book with detective) – Sherlock Holmes And The Horror of Frankenstein by Luke Benjamen Kuhns (graphic novel)

My “extras”:

  • The Plagiarist (written under pen name) – Behind a Mask, Or, a Woman’s Power by A.M. Barnard (aka, Louisa May Alcott)
  • The Retelling (retelling by diverse author) – Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse
  • The Stout (500+ pages) – A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (No way I’m getting to this, so, hey, why not!)

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