2018 Audiobook Challenge

Posted January 2, 2018 by smutmatters in Challenges / 1 Comment

The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2018!

Join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer for the 6th year of audiobook fun.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or just relaxing.

I hope all those new and old junkies can join us once again for The 2018 Audiobook Challenge.

Listening has never been better! Thanks to the continued popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio…YAY!

We will hold 2 updates with giveaways. First update will be June 30th, 2018 and the final update will be Dec 15, 2018.

There has never been a better time for reading with our ears 🙂

reading challenge details:

  • Runs January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2018 than you did in 2017.
  • 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 Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2018 and last update in December 15, 2018.


  • 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+
  • Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

My level goal for 2018 is Binge Listener – 20-30 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.

I did a lot more podcast listening than audiobook listening last year, and I really missed my books. I’m looking forward to getting back into the audiobook groove this year.

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. IQ by Joe Ide
  2. Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
  3. Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
  4. City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh
  6. Sprinkle With Murder by Jenn McKinlay
  7. Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
  8. The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor
  9. Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by MC Beaton
  11. The Girls by Emma Cline
  12. Staked by Kevin Hearne
  13. To Helvetica & Back by Paige Shelton
  14. A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle
  15. The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
  16. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  17. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  18. The Dime by Kathleen Kent
  19. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
  20. Everything That Follows by Meg Little Reilly
  21. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
  22. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  23. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
  24. Books Can Be Decieving by Jenn McKinlay
  25. Pies & Prejudice by Ellery Adams
  26. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
  27. Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley
  28. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
  29. Pecan Pies & Homicides by Ellery Adams
  30. Lemon Pies & Little White Lies by Ellery Adams
  31. Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen
  32. Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams
  33. Are You Sleeping? by Kathleen Barber
  34. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  35. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
  36. Crowned & Dangerous by Rhys Bowen
  37. The Wife by Alafair Burke
  38. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  39. This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell
  40. Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley
  41. Beseiged by Kevin Hearne
  42. Scourged by Kevin Hearne
  43. A Double Life by Flynn Berry
  44. Book, Line, & Sinker by Jenn McKinlay
  45. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  46. Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
  47. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
  48. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
  49. Under Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
  50. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  51. Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes by John Taylor
  52. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
  53. A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn
  54. Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James
  55. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
  56. A Dark & Twisting Path by Julia Buckley
  57. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  58. The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
  59. Four Funerals & Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen
  60. Agatha Raisin & The Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton
  61. Agatha Raisin & The Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton
  62. Agatha Raisin & The Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton
  63. Agatha Raisin & The Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton
  64. Agatha Raisin & The Love from Hell by M.C. Beaton
  65. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

One response to “2018 Audiobook Challenge

  1. I’ve joined again this year as well. I don’t get to listen many other places than my car but I have a long commute. I also listen at about 1.25 – 1.5 speed to try and get in as much as I can. Speed normally depends on the narrator. So glad you’re participating again this year! I think a lot of people are picking up audios and they’ve become really popular!