2016 1st Quarter Audiobook Challenge Update

We’re three months into 2016, and here at The Bibliosanctum we have made quite a dent in our reading goals with audiobooks. We love our audiobooks. For those of you participating in the challenge, how are you faring? Any recommended listens? As the weather heats up (or cools down for those in the Southern Hemisphere), do you begin to read more seasonal reads?

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+

Tiara’s Progress

I think I have actually listened to more books than I’ve read this year, but don’t quote me on that. I’ve hit my short goal of Socially Awkward. Now, I’m working my way through Binge Listener (1 book until I hit 30) with my eye on the prize of My Precious.

You Hidden Bodies 13 Reasons why DEceived

Sould We Drown in Feathered Sleep The Perfect Weapon Dorothy Must Die The Bees

Gardens of the Moon Binti The Fifth Season The Serpent Sea

Dark Places The Invention of Wings Rosemary and Rue A Local Habitation

The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie The Scarlet Letter Me Before You b3736-writteninred

Forbidden Forest Unholy Ghosts The Raven Boys Shards of Honor

Cry Wolf The Day Boy and the Night Girl Year of Yes The Sea of Monsters

The Phantom of the Opera

Upcoming Listens:

The Icarus Girl The Lies of Locke Lamora Deadhouse Gates Star Wars Battlefront Twilight Company


Mogsy’s Progress

I’m slow and steady right now with my audiobook listening, but I’ve certainly already smashed the Socially Awkward level and am currently right on track for My Precious. I’d love it if I make Marathoner again this year, but I’m not stressed about it. The number of audiobooks I listen to can fluctuate greatly throughout the year, and there will be some lighter months just as there will be some heavier months, I’m sure.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Gathering Darkness The Winner's Crime End of Days

Dark Disciple Drake The Perfect Weapon A Court of Thorns and Roses

Redzone A Head Full of Ghosts The Immortals Morning Star

Calamity Ex-Isle Jaws United States of Japan

Into the Dim A Gathering of Shadows Final Arkwright

Upcoming Listens:

Lovecraft Country Bloodmage The Star-Touched Queen Wildwood Dancing 0bbc1-theinfinitesea

Wendy’s Progress

word of promiseAside from my hopes to reach the My Precious rank this year, I’ve added a new twist to my audiobook challenge, which is listening to the Bible. I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this. Perhaps it was Audible having a laugh at me with its recommendations. Whatever it was, I was amazed by the incredible cast performing on this 90+ hour project. I’ve been listening to roughly an hour a day of The Word of Promise. I also started Blood of Mages a little while ago but… yawn… maybe I’ll try again in a little while.

darwin's radio bb4c6-thegirlwithallthegifts leviathan wakes Binti

27c24-ancillaryjustice Falling Free Shards of Honor Letters to Zell 2

The Serpent Sea The Siren Depths rolling stones Blood of Elves

The Prophecy Con paladin caper

Upcoming listens:


10 Comments on “2016 1st Quarter Audiobook Challenge Update”

  1. Congratulations on your progress guys – well done. A lot of your audiobooks are on my list, too.

    It’s difficult for me to judge how many audiobooks I listen to – I tend to go for a joint experience. I read when it’s convenient to do so, and audiobook of the same book at bedtime or when doing chores.

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    • Thanks!

      I’m a big fan of Whispersync for the reasons you listed. I can listen to a book while I do other things (chores, exercise, even mundane gaming things like fetch quests), but then I can pick up with the eBook before bed or when I’m lounging.

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    • They’re so convenient! They have saved my life this year with all the busy work I’ve been doing for my job. I have been able to keep up my pace thanks to them. 😀


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