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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.


  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.

  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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