2015 4th Quarter Audiobook Challenge Update
The fourth and final quarter of the Audiobook Challenge has come to an end! We would like to thank The Book Nympho and Hot Listens for organizing this event and hope that everyone had a great time with it this year. We know we sure did! Here’s our final update of 2015. In case you missed our previous recap posts, you can also check out how we did through the year with our 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, and 3rd quarter updates and see all the audiobooks we listened to for the challenge. So how did everyone do?
- 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+
I’ve listened to 9 audiobooks since the last update. Thanks to 3rd quarter’s crazy binge listening giving me a much needed boost, I’m finishing the year with a grand total of 52 titles, just barely squeaking by to achieve my goal of Marathoner. There’s still some time left in the year though, and I’m hoping to cram a few more listens into the last week and a half of 2015. And don’t forget, there’s also the 2016 challenge to plan for!
The later part of the year kept me a little busy with work, but I still managed to get some listens in between my crunch time. According to my Goodreads shelf, I actually listened to 59 books, but I’ve rounded that down to about 53 because some of them were shorter books. Either way, I hit my Marathoner goal, and I would’ve NEVER thought that I’d listen to so many audiobooks in my entire life much less one year. This challenge made me feel really accomplished, and I plan to participate again next year! Also, I am really proud of my fellow co-bloggers for getting so many audiobook reads in and helping to make Audiobook month in June such a success on our site. They inspire me.
This has been a year of some pretty significant ups and downs for me and I thought that I would not make it through my reading challenges because of all these distractions. Audiobooks continue to be my saviours when it comes to keeping me reading. I managed to complete the year with 34 books under my belt, plus some short stories, earning me the rank of My Precious, which is exactly where I’d hoped to be. Things are still up in the air for me right now as I am in the middle of a move to a brand new house and a busy time at the office, so I won’t bind myself to a list of upcoming reads. But I will most definitely be participating in the 2016 audiobook challenge. You know me, I love seeing those book covers all lined up in a neat rows. I just can’t resist those challenges!