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2021 Audiobook Challenge

This year I would like to join in this new challenge for me- Audiobook Challenge- hosted by Kimberly from Caffeinated Reviewer and Jen from That’s What I’m talking about.

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. 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 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.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be July 2, 2021, and the last update will take place on December 30, 2021.

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+
  • Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Addict) 100+

I’m going for the second level of achievement (5-10 audiobooks). Partly because I love the alliteration in the name – Weekend Warrior, but also because that’s exactly what I’m doing- just getting the hang of it and trying to work out what this whole new world of audiobooks is about.

  • Do you like this format? If yes, do you prefer listening to reading print copies or e-books?
  • How many books do you listen to in a year? What are your favourite genres?

17 replies on “2021 Audiobook Challenge”

  1. Yes! So glad we are converting you Toni. I love, love, love audiobooks. I have no idea how many I read in 2020, but am betting it is close to or over 100. I did not do this one in 2020 because audiobooks are my preferred reading mode right now. I might keep track next year though. Welcome to the audio life.

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    1. You and Jonetta write such interesting reviews that I couldn’t resist trying them. Thank you for your help and your recommendations. The digital library I can stream audiobooks from allows me to search for particular narrators, so I’m going to check out your favourite ones 🤗

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      1. Thank you! A few audiobooks I loved:
        * The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, by Kamala Harris
        * Not So Pure and Simple, by Lamar Giles
        * The Best Man, by Richard Peck
        * Me, by Elton John
        * What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation, by Mimi Lemay

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  2. The challenge sounds so cool. I like listening to audiobooks and had listened to quite many in 2020. Looking forward to listen to more of them in 2021.

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    1. Then this challenge is perfect for you! I 🤗 I’ve only listened to seven, so even ten is going to be an improvement 😁
      Hope you join me and the others and we can help each other to keep track of how we’re doing!
      Thank you for your comment, Garima!❤

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    1. 59 audiobooks is such an impressive number! I have a very long commute, but I find it difficult to listen to audiobooks on trains (too noisy). They are perfect for reading, though. Thank you and Happy Reading /Listening in 2021!


    1. I have the same issue- I easily get distracted and you can’t rewind or bookmark a place when you’re streaming. Still, some audiobooks I listened to this year were excellent- His and Hers and The Switch, in particular.
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Marialyce! Wishing you peaceful holidays with your family❤❤❤


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