Originally Posted by Valloric
What would be the "correct" reading order for these?
It's been a while since I read SH. I don't recommend them in chronological order. Instead, I suggest the following order:
1.A Study in Scarlet
2.The Sign of The Four
3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - here I would stop when you finish the penultimate story and then read A Valley of Fear - and then read the last story of the Memoirs.
5. The rest of the short stories in the order that HarryT listed them. The last short novel, Hound of the Baskervilles, is very self contained, so I would read it anytime after number 1 and 2 on my list.