Audiobook Challenge 2021: 3rd Quarter Update

It’s been another busy three months since my last update, but here’s what I’ve been listening to! But first, here’s a quick refresher on what the challenge is all about:

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+

From July to September, I added 15 more audiobooks to the tally. This was down from last quarter’s numbers, but considering how busy I was this summer, I’m pretty happy with my progress. The current total is now 52. As a reminder, I’m going for the Over-Achiever (Power Listener) level this year, which requires 75. I’m running behind now, and need to really step it up if I’m going to reach my goal. I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I’m 3 up for October already so at least I’m off to a strong start!

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

21 Comments on “Audiobook Challenge 2021: 3rd Quarter Update”

  1. Wow you have some work to do, but I haven’t written you off for 100 yet! Or 75. Either way, you can do it! I doubled my total from 5 to 10, so maybe I’ll reach 12-13? I can’t even remember how I did last year, so I must be doing better now 😁


  2. Do you feel any stress being a little behind and does that help spur you on? Or are you taking it all pretty easy and striving for something but not too worried about whether you reach it? I’m more in the latter camp. This year I continue to be positively surprised at how many audiobooks I’m reading, and enjoying every minute of it. I think you were a big part of me finally embracing them, so thanks for that! I just hit 37 (and only 25 from all other formats combined), so I suppose I should be striving for Marathoner, but we’ll see. 🙂


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