2017 Audiobook Challenge Signup

December 15th, 2016 Kimberly Event 27 Comments

15th Dec


The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2017 and this year I am co-hosting! Loupe and Jennifer were directly responsible for my audio addiction. The first year I listened to twenty audios, and in 2016 I listened to almost 70 audiobooks. While I was saddened that Jennifer stepped down, I was excited that Melaine and Loupe asked me to co-host. Grab some java and check out the details. I am hoping you will join us!

Join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Book Reviewer for the 5th year of great audio books.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or if you’re one of the lucky ones like me, listen to them at work. I hope to see old and new faces for The 2017 Audiobook Challenge.  I cannot wait to see what you listen to and how often you listen.Thanks to the continued popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio…YAY!

We will hold two updates with giveaways. The first update will be June 30th, 2017 and the final update will be Dec 15, 2017. There has never been a better time for reading with our ears. So grab your earbuds and join in the fun!

Challenge Details

  • Challenge begins January 1, 2017  and ends on December 31, 2017. 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 2016 than you did in 2016.
  • 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.


  • 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+

Audio Resources

Tantor.com (They have some great sales, so sign up for their newsletter)
Ambling Books

Free Resources

Overdrive – through your local library
Audiobook Jukebox – audios for review
Hoopla – through your local library

A special thank you to the Loupe and Melaine @ Hot Listens for having me co-host and to Jennifer @ The Book Nympho for being the creator of this wonderful event.
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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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27 Responses to “2017 Audiobook Challenge Signup”

  1. Beks

    Cool! I started listening to audiobooks this year for my 30 minute commute, and then started listening to them at the gym, giving plasma, short trips in the car. I listen to them all the time now. Based on the levels above, I’m a binge listener, which I find impressive (I haven’t been a big reader in years). Looking forward to the challenge!

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  2. Xxertz

    70 audiobooks?? Get it girl!! That’s amazing. Happy to see this challenge is alive and well and wish every one the best for the new year.

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  3. Keshia

    2017 is the first year I will be joining any form of reading/book challenge and this one is definitely on my list.

  4. Rose Dee

    This is my first audio reading challenge. I look forward to listening to books. My public library has a good selection.

  5. Laura

    I’m joining this challenge because I’ve decided to listen to audiobooks again and want to do more of it this year. Thanks so much for co-hosting!