2021 Audiobook Challenge: Count me in! How about you? #2021AudiobookChallenge

We’re a few weeks into the new year, but there are a couple of intriguing challenges that I want to sign up for. It’s never too late, right? This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About and you can sign up anytime you like.

Challenge Details

Use hashtag #2021AudiobookChallenge on social media to alert others of your listens and progress!

Runs January 1, 20210 – December 31, 2021. You can join at any time. The goal is to find a new love for audio or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2021 than you did in 2020.

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.

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+

Since I’ve already listened to four audiobooks already this year, I’m shooting for Marathoner. Since I have the ability to listen to audiobooks while at work, I don’t think I’ll have trouble reaching that goal. I’ve been buying Audiobooks since 2011 and currently have about 400. Plus, with Audible.com’s Daily Deals and Amazon’s Kindle and Audiobook deals where you get a discount on an Audiobook if you purchase the Kindle version, I know I’ll pick up a few more along the way.

I’ll do an update a few times over the course of the year, with the last post in late December.

What about you? Do you listen to audiobooks? Will you take the challenge with me?

Thanks to Nicki at The Secret Library Book Blog for her original post which brought this to my attention.

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  1. I also like Chirp for audio books! I’ll give this a shot. Is there a way to differentiate in Goodreads audio vs. physical book?? 🤦‍♀️


    • Yes, for any book, under the description and ISBN it says Other Additions and you can look at all the different versions available. Then just switch to the audio version if it is there. I’ll admit that I don’t always do that, so I’ll just be keeping track the old-fashioned way–writing them down as I go. I’ll have to look into Chirp!


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