Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or if you’re one of the lucky ones like me, listen to them at work.
I know some of you are thinking, audiobooks? Pass. I thought that once too. But when you find a great narrator they can make the story even better. There are some series I will only listen even if I can get the Arc I’ll wait until the audio is available because the narrator does such a great job bring the book to life.
reading challenge details:
- Runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. 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 2016 than you did in 2015.
- 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, Shelfari, Booklikes, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
- If you’re a blogger grab the button (on the sidebar) 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.
- 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) 30-50
- Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+
My level goal for 2016 is Marathoner – 50 or more audiobooks. I love audiobooks. I listen to them constantly. In the car, exercising, cleaning the house, cooking, while I’m playing video games, while I’m shopping, while I’m working…. I always have my headphones in. In fact, headphones are one thing I will always buy the best I can afford. Since they spend so much time in my ears, I’m extremely picky about them. We got a new puppy a few months ago and one of the first things he did was chew up my Bose earbuds. He’s lucky I didn’t give him back to the shelter. (I’m kidding. I would never give a dog back to a shelter.)
Anyway… According to my spreadsheet, I listened to 60 audiobooks last year. That seems low; maybe I missed a few, but I’m going to make my actual goal for this challenge 70 audiobooks. It’ll be challenging because I also listen to a lot of podcasts, but I’m also taking part in some fitness challenges, so hopefully I can use the added workouts and the added audiobooks to motivate me on both. I’ll also use this post to track my progress. Grab the button and join the fun!
Books Read for Challenge:
The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell
Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst
Broken Harbor by Tara French
Far From True by Linwood Barclay
The Offer by Karina Halle
The Pact by Karina Halle
Roomhate by Penelope Ward
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
You by Caroline Kepnes
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
The Baller by Vi Keeland
Stuck-Up Suit by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
Writing All the Wrongs by Ellery Adams