That was a big one, I agree. A friend just told me the other day that he had finished book 1, and we're having lunch this weekend. I'm going to have to remind myself of what happened in that one and what came later...
I read a book recently called Red Claw, by Philip Palmer. It's sci-fi, and it was pretty decent, although it got off to a fairly slow start.I may have to look up some more of his work.
Then I started The Hound of the D'Urbervilles, a book that follows Moriarty's criminal exploits. Some are from Holmes stories, some aren't. I'm not super-far in, but I like it so far.
I'm now reading graphic novel collections of the comic series Unwritten. (I was lucky enough to find volumes 1-7 plus "The Ship That Sank Twice" at a local library.) It's excellent, but a little difficult to describe. It's kind of about the power of stories.