Audiobook Challenge 2021: 1st Quarter Update

April is almost 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, 2021 – December 31, 2021. 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 2021 than you did in 2020.
  • 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 Tweet about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be July 2, 2021, and the last update will take place on December 30, 2021.


  • 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+
  • Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Addict) 100+

I’m off to a good start in 2021, having wrapped up this quarter with 18 audiobooks under my belt. That’s one more than I had this time last year, which is good progress, but I’d actually been hoping for more! Either way, at this rate it’s looking good for me to hit the Over-Achiever (Power Listener) level which was added this year as a middle ground between 50 and 100 audiobooks. I just need to up my game a little more.

Are you doing the 2021 Audiobook Challenge? If so, how are you doing?

19 Comments on “Audiobook Challenge 2021: 1st Quarter Update”

  1. Uh 2. Lol don’t think I’ll catch you this year

    For you I’m thinking more reading, less sleep. Who needs sleep? It’s not like you have kids or anything 😂 Or maybe cut out eating and bathing


  2. I love audiobooks- they are a lifesaver for my long commute to work. Right now I am listening to Ready Player Two narrated by Wil Wheaton.


  3. Wow, you made it through one more audiobook than I did books of all formats! 🙂 I’m surprised I actually did almost twice the audiobooks this quarter than I did other formats, so I’m at 11 so far. Didn’t think I’d start listening more than reading, but I’ve been enjoying it. I’m considering starting Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive with audiobooks. If so that might slow my audiobook count down. 🙂


    • You’re doing great! This challenge is about going at your own pace, so I think you’re making good progress. But yes, the Stormlight Archive would definitely affect your count, lol…each book is like three average ones!


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