Audiobook Listening Challenge: 2018

Join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer for the 6th year of audiobook fun.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or just relaxing.

I hope all those new and old junkies can join us once again for The 2018 Audiobook Challenge.

Listening has never been better! Thanks to the continued popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio…YAY!

We will hold 2 updates with giveaways. First update will be June 30th, 2018 and the final update will be Dec 15, 2018.

There has never been a better time for reading with our ears


Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. 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 2018 than you did in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2018 and last update in December 15, 2018.



  • 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+

My Challenge

Since I already have a decent-sized TBL (To Be Listened) pile – I’ll go with Marathoner Level again this year – 50 or more AudioBooks for the year.  I’ll have the tracking below.

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley by Mary Shelley
  2. Republic Of Dirt, A Return to Woefield Farm by Susan Juby
  3. The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome by Man Martin
  4. We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter
  5. A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino
  6. Rosemary's Gravy by Melissa F. Miller
  7. Sage of Innocence by Melissa F. Miller
  8. Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe
  9. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  10. Thyme to Live by Melissa F. Miller
  11. Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr
  12. Racer by Katy Evans
  13. A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay
  14. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  15. More to Love by Alison Bliss
  16. Roomies by Christina Lauren
  17. Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan
  18. Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
  19. Banished by Betsy Schow