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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Audiobook Book Challenge 2020

Caffeinated Reviewer

Challenge details:

  • Runs January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. 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 2020 than you did in 2019.
  • 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 Tweet about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be June 30, 2020, and the last update will take place on December 15, 2020.
Achievement levels:
  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 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+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Elite) 100+
My goal: Is to try and beat the number of audiobooks I listened to in 2019 which was 42. So I find myself somewhere between Precious and Marathoner levels. I'll call my goal My Precious Marathoner. This challenge feels a little like a cheat to me since I love listening to audiobooks and try to get most of my reads in this format, if possible.

Currently I am listening to Blowout by Rachel Maddow.
Up next: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Other books I know I'll be listening to (because I am in the queue for them at the library):
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  • The Body by Bill Bryson
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
  • Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  • Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Letham
  • Call Down the Hawks by Maggie Stiefvater

Sign up yourself at Caffeinated Reader or Hot Listens.

2 comments:

  1. You'll have to let us know how "Motherless Brooklyn" is on audio. It would be fascinating to listen to. I'm reading it, and it's a struggle.

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  2. I have said it before, but I am not good at audio books and think the last one I listened to was the final Harry Potter book back about 12 years ago! Good luck with this challenge, I love you are a precious marathoner!

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