Audiobook Challenge 2019: 2nd Quarter Update

It’s that time again! Summer is in full swing, and that means as the 2nd quarter of the Audiobook Challenge comes to a close, we’re ready for another update on my progress in the year thus far along with a rundown of the list of audiobooks I’ve completed in the last three months. But first, here’s a quick refresher on what the challenge is all about:

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. 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 2019 than you did in 2018.
  • 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. The first update will be June 30, 2019, and the last update will take place on December 15, 2019.


  • 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+

Relative to how I did at the beginning of the year, I kicked ass this quarter. After tallying up all my audiobooks for the past six month I’m now sitting at 31 completed for the year, which means I’ve already passed my soft goal of My Precious so I guess this means I’m trying for Marathoner!

16 Comments on “Audiobook Challenge 2019: 2nd Quarter Update”

  1. Nice! I’m just going for newbie and have 3 so far this year. I usually only use audiobooks for rereads or nonfiction. Otherwise I have a hard time reviewing, since I can’t take notes in the car (where we usually listen) because I get motion sickness.


  2. Wow, you’re doing incredible. You’ll likely complete more audiobooks than I do all books. I typically have a hard time with fiction audiobooks because of the different voices narrators try for different characters. But this year I’ve been listening more than usual, working on my 9th audiobook, which will be the 5th fiction one. Thanks for the challenge.


    • I think the number goes up and down depending on how busy I get. This quarter I did a lot more listening – ironically because things got a lot crazier! I like to multitask so if I am doing something that doesn’t require too much brain power, I’ll stick in my headphones and put an audiobook on 😀


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