Audiobook Challenge Mid-Year Check-in

June 24th, 2020 Kimberly Event, Giveaway 43 Comments

24th Jun

Hello Audiobook Junkies! 2020 has been crazy and I hope you are well and are still finding time to enjoy a good audiobook. It’s time to check your progress for this year’s audiobook challenge. Are you on track, ahead of the game or feeling lost?

A special shout out to the gals at Hot Listens, particularly Loupe. As many of you know the blog closed earlier this year, but Loupe is still participating in this year’s challenge and has provided the mid-year prize.

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

Link up Your Progress

Enter Giveaway

First, link up your progress post or bookshelf in the linky above. Once you’ve done that enter your linky number in the Rafflecopter. You have until 11:59 pm (EST) on July 3, 2020 to link up and enter. One of you will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (PayPal for International winner)

May the odds be forever in your favor…..

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Progress

I have listened to 68 audiobooks and reviewed 49 on the blog which appear in the challenge count below. You can find review links to the titles posted here: 2020 Challenges Page and see my full list of listens here: Goodreads 2020 Audiobook Shelf

2020 Audiobook

2020 Audiobook

My Summary Post
Progress: 129/100 (129%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 January, 2021

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

43 Responses to “Audiobook Challenge Mid-Year Check-in”

  1. Sarah

    Listened to 11 books so far and surprisingly completed the challenge early! I initially targeted a conservative Stenographer level (10-15), because I’ve never listened to more audiobooks than that a year.
    “Can listen while multitasking” perfectly describes how I listen, as Covid didn’t slow anything down for me. I’ll try to hit the next level now until the end of the year 🙂

    • Kimberly

      That is awesome. You are welcome to up your goal for this year to see where it takes you. We will have one more check-in and giveaway in December.

  2. Debbie Haupt

    i will definitely have to join this next year Kim as I’ve listened to 20 this year already, not nearly as many as you but i could probably fall between binge and marathoner 🙂
    I need to come out of my shell more LOL

  3. Robin Snyder

    I signed up to do 100 audios this year and luckily I’m still on track with 59 as of 6/28/20 even with all the craziness of the year.

  4. Mark

    I usually listen while driving, so you can predict how poorly I’m doing with audio books this year.

  5. Lola

    I listened to 8 audiobooks so far, so i am halfway through my goal, but I have to look for a new way to listen to audios, so not sure if I’ll make my goal. You’re doing great with your challenge, you listened to so many audiobooks already!

  6. Karin Anderson

    I’m on book 66 (Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston). My goal for the year is 150, so I’m pretty behind.

    • Kimberly

      I totally get it. While I never had a commute my reading time has been impacted the most. I listen all the time but mostly at night.

  7. Jamie

    I’ve mostly been listening to ones on Overdrive and the Cloud library thru my library. I was able to get one from the library in January. Before my local Kmart closed in February, I got some books, including two audios. I unexpectedly got three Overdive audios in May. Amny of them were on a long wait. My library now offers curbside pickup, but I have yet to get any audiobooks this way.

    • Kimberly

      My library has the Libby app and I listen to audiobooks there and download books directly to my Kindle.

    • Kimberly

      I loved the Stand! You cannot go wrong listening to SK’s books on audio. I am split between reading totals and audio totals. I am sitting at 121 total. The longest audio this year was 26 hours.

  8. Jen

    Nice work! I’ve fallen behind this year and it’s directly related to COVID – most of my listening time was in the car to and from work, which I don’t do any more. Oh well. Thanks for hosting again this year!

    • Kimberly

      Ah, yeah, no commute here, and with everyone home I find I am listening more. Reading is harder.

  9. Susan T.

    I’ve listened to 33 so far so I’m right on track to beat 50 for the year. I’m a bit surprised because I felt like I was having trouble focusing on anything but I guess I still did OK.

  10. Lisa @ waytoofantasy

    Thanks again for running this challenge, having fun with it once more! 68 is amazing! That’s almost as many as I did last year in total. 🙂

  11. Angela

    I’ve listened to 20 audiobooks so far this year – unfortunately it has really slowed down while staying at home the last couple months! My work commute was great for listening.