Audiobook Challenge 2022: 1st Quarter Update

April is upon us! 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, 2022 – December 31, 2022. 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 2022 than you did in 2021.
  • 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, 2022, and the last update will take place on December 30, 2022.

Achievement Levels

  • 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+

For this first quarter, I actually did better than I thought! Considering how my work and health got in the way for much of January and February, I think 16 audiobooks is quire respectable. It puts me on track for Marathoner which I should reach quite easily at this rate, but I’ll have to push a bit harder if I want to go for Over-Achiever, which is still a soft goal.

Are you doing the 2022 Audiobook Challenge? If so, how are you doing?

16 Comments on “Audiobook Challenge 2022: 1st Quarter Update”

  1. Your problem is all the family and friends and sleep and work and video games and other extra-curriculars you keep indulging. Not that those things are (necessarily) bad. Just distracting. Personally, I’ve 9, which is waaay more than I’d’ve expected, but I don’t worry about things like children or sleep to slow me down;) Good luck!!

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  2. Nice, 16 is great, especially given everything else you have and had going on. And I like the list of books you’ve listened to. There are many there I might also listen to. Also, I want to thank you for participating in this challenge for so long as I think this might be a big part of what eventually helped me embrace audiobooks so strongly. I now regularly listen to far more books than I read (though of course I still love paper). Last year I hit 48 audiobooks, just missing Marathoner. Right now I’m at 18, so if I can keep that pace I should easily hit Marathoner, leaving me just shy of Over-Achiever, which like you is now my goal, and I like idea of it being a soft goal with no pressure.

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    • Yes, I’m shocked I managed that much actually! I know I had listened to fewer compared to previous years, but still more than I expected or hoped for lol! Thank you so much for the encouragement and for the kind words. I hope you will continue to enjoy audiobooks 😀

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  3. My audio reading has gone to hell in a handcart so your achievement is most impressive (well, tbf you’ve always been great at this challenge whereas I am very poor!)
    Lynn 😀

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