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
- Toby – The 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)
- 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!)