This event is co-hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. The idea is to determine the level of listener you want to be and then work to listen to a number of books needed over the course of the year. There are two check-ins – one mid-year and one at the end to see how you did. Participants will have the chance to win audiobooks.
- Runs January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. You can join at any time.
- The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2018 than you did in 2017.
- Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
- ANY genres count.
- Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
- You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
- If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
- Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be June 30, 2018, and the last update will take place on December 15, 2018.
- Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
- Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
- Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
- Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
- Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
- My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
- Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
My 2018 audio books list so far:
1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ★★★☆☆
2. The Dry by Jane Harper ★★★☆☆
3. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn ★★☆☆☆
4. The Last Child by John Hart ★★★★☆
5. The Outsider by Stephen King ★★1/2☆☆
6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ★★★1/2☆
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read by Jim Dale) ★★★★★
8. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb ★1/2☆☆☆
My recent audio book numbers are: 6 in 2017 and 11 in 2016.
*Update December 2018: I completed the challenge with 8 audiobooks, I’m a Weekend Warrior (ironic, because I only listen during the work-week on my commutes) I will try for 11 audiobooks next year.
Do you enjoy listening to audio books, or are you a strictly print-books only type?