2021 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up

December 15th, 2020 Kimberly Event 139 Comments

15th Dec

Grab your earbuds and join hosts Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About for the 2021 Audiobook Challenge! Choose your level and rock your ears off!

We have a new co-host and a new category to achieve! Please welcome Jen from That’ s What I am Talking About.

Use hashtag #2021AudiobookChallenge on social media to alert others of your listens and progress!

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 2020 than you did in 2018.
  • 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.

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+

Link up and Join the Fun

Grab the Button

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML
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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

139 Responses to “2021 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up”

  1. Livlovesbooks

    I can’t believe I didn’t sign up sooner. My life has been so crazy that I am behind on everything book related. But sign up I did.

  2. Etta

    Excited to try this audiobook challenge for the first time. I am being ambitious with choosing the Marathoner level. Most likely I won’t make this goal but might as well reach for the stars. 😀

  3. Tina Hilbert

    Love audiobooks!!! I’ve chosen to try for “Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+” as my goal. Thanks so much for this wonderful challenge 🙂

    • Kimberly

      Hi Virginia, You should be keeping track of your listens on your blog or a Goodreads’ bookshelf or even a Twitter post that you update would work. We will have you link up that post, shelf url or tweet on July 2 for the mid-year check-in and on December 31st you will link it again for the final count. Both will offer you a chance to win. I am going to delete all but one of your sign-up links.

    • Kimberly

      Welcome Jan. Be sure to create a shelf on Goodreads like Audiobooks2021. You can link it when we post check-in posts.

  4. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    OMG, it has been way too long. I wanted to be part of this challenge. I am not blogging right now but I am thinking about doing it again. I received my BSN and have been working and don’t know if I can spend that much time in the blogging world. BUT — BUT — this challenge is one that I want to be a part of. I hope you are doing wonderful! I hope the grandkids are also doing great and your hubby!

    I am connecting via my GoodReads as that is where I am putting my reviews up!

    Have a wonderful year!

    Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    • Kimberly

      We do two check-ins. They are as follows: 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.

  5. David Thompson

    Love “Where I Come From ” by Rick Bragg. Well known Southern author writing about growing up in the South. Highly recommend !

  6. Stacey @ Travel the World in Books

    Great challenge and I can’t wait to get started! This is my first (hopefully of many!) years participating and I haven’t listened to many audiobooks lately. I’m looking forward to changing that and getting lots of ideas from everyone that signs up.

  7. Laura @ Books, Interrupted

    Looking forward to doing this one again! I realized as I was drafting my post that this is my 5th year participating. Crazy how time flies! I remember when I was brand new to participating in challenges – such a newbie then. LOL

  8. HC

    Looks fun, looking forward to this one

    (fwiw, the button code didn’t work on my post).

  9. Kristine T Hall

    Looking forward to this! I’m going for Marathoner again– and just realized that I never summed up my 2020 audio reads… *sips coffee, clicks Goodreads* Thanks for doing this again!

  10. Kayleigh

    Just found this challenge! Super excited to focus on reading more audiobooks this year. Thank you for hosting.

  11. Chris Alexander

    I made it to Weekend Warrior last year. I’m going to try to bump it up a level this year.

  12. Afifah

    Hi! This year is the first time I join this challenge. I’m targeting the Newbie level! Really excited!

  13. Kate Davies

    Joining again this year, managed 56 audiobooks last year. Can’t wait to see if I can beat that this year.

  14. Kristina

    Decided to try it this forward year! going only with level one, as I had only read one book thus far in Audio ?. Hence why wanting to join in on the fun!

    My post shall be up tomorrow Dec 28th @ 9am east 🙂

  15. Katherine

    Ready to join the challenge and reach one of my many goals for 2021. 🙂

  16. Toi Thomas

    This sound like fun. I’m glad I discovered this blog on bloglovin. I look forward to taking on the Stenographer challenge.

  17. YalondaReads

    Looking forward to another great year! I achieved my goal in 2020 so let’s see if I can up it to Stenographer. Happy holidays and may your reading moments be many!

  18. Em

    Very Excited to join this year for the first time! I primarily read by Audiobook and am hoping to increase my number of reads through this challenge!

  19. Lola

    I am excited to be joining again next year :). My goal will be to listen to 12 audiobooks, as one per month seems to be the right amount for me at the moment. And welcome to your new co-host Jen!

  20. Kyan

    Just signed up. Going for “my precious” level! Can’t wait to get started.

  21. Jan farnworth

    I signed up for the challenge for 2021. Do you know how i can get a free widget to show my progress on my wordpress blog? I have a spreadsheet that helps me keep track so i just counted them from the spreadsheet but i like to be able to show the progress on my blog like goodreads does.