Audiobook Challenge 2020: 1st Quarter Update

April is upon us, and that means it’s time for the first quarter update on what I’ve been listening to for the last three months and how I’m currently doing on the Audiobook Challenge. Here’s a quick refresher on the challenge details this year:

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. 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 2020 than you did in 2019.
  • 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, 2020 and last update in December 15, 2020.


  • 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+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Elite) 100+

I’m off to a good start in 2020, having wrapped up this quarter with 17 audiobooks under my belt. I’ll definitely hit Marathoner at this rate, but unless I push myself much harder, I doubt I’ll make The 100 Club. I think they should have created a level in between, but right now my personal goal is 75 for the year!

26 Comments on “Audiobook Challenge 2020: 1st Quarter Update”

  1. You made me so this challenge Mogsi and now you remind me that I have to post this too LOL. Congrats so far! I think that I will change my goal too LOL


  2. Some good progress! I would also have liked a level in between 50 and 100! I think I can definitely reach 50, but 100 will be very challenging haha!



  3. Looking at how they have the numbers broken up, there definitely should be something between marathoner and elite. Good luck and great job on the numbers you’ve put up so far!


  4. It is quite a big jump between those last two categories, hmmm. But wow, you’re doing great. I haven’t read any audiobooks yet this year🤣


  5. Oh I’ve been getting into more audiobooks over the past few years. This is a very fun way to track! Based on last year, I was a “My Precious” level – dang! (Lots of time in the car driving for work = lots of time for listening to audiobooks.) I wonder if I can get all the way to Marathoner this year!


  6. My audio listening has taken a nose dive (and it wasn’t brilliant to begin with). I do have a few good books lined up though, just need to get more organised.
    And, on another note – very curious to see what you made of the Night of the Dragon.
    Lynn 😀


  7. Wow! You’ve almost listened to as many this quarter as I did all of last year. 🙂 This year my goal is to break out of the socially awkward stage. I think I can… I think I can…


  8. That’s indeed a good start. I told myself that I wouldn’t listen to much audio books this year but I already listened to about 4, which is quite a bit for me for the first quarter of the year.


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