You may recall me posting briefly about this event. I decided just to do one summary post at the end of the month about what I read for each author, since I didn't read anything new or big.
For Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I read "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," both of which are in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I'm teaching ninth-grade literature and creative writing to our oldest niece, and those were both things I assigned to her.
For William Shakespeare, I read the first two acts of Hamlet. I meant to read the whole thing, but children and life intervened.
For J.R.R. Tolkien, I finished a chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring today. I'm considering suspending my LOTR read for right now because I might be teaching it to my niece next fall, and I don't know that I have time to read it twice in one year. Which isn't me giving up on My Year in Middle Earth, just sort of splitting it up. I won't decide until I've discussed the idea with my in-laws and niece. She loves fantasy and hasn't read it, and I think it would be an excellent way to teach things like theme and world-building and foreshadowing and... we shall see!
Anyway, my thanks to Joseph at The Once Lost Wanderer for setting up this mini reading challenge! Without it, I wouldn't have dipped into Hamlet this month, I'm sure.