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
  20. The Accidental Mermaid by Dakota Cassidy
  21. Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks by Harper Lin
  22. Twinkle Little Star by Lee Strauss
  23. To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
  24. The Skeletons of Scarborough House by Kitty French
  25. Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott
  26. Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan
  27. The Unseelie King by Heather Killough-Walden
  28. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
  29. Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass
  30. Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass
  31. Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass
  32. Murder's a Witch by Danielle Garrett
  33. Twice the Witch by Danielle Garrett
  34. The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty
  35. The Secret of Flirting by Sabrina Jeffries
  36. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
  37. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  38. The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
  39. Divorced, Desperate and Deceived by Christie Craig
  40. Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  41. Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
  42. Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy
  43. It's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
  44. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  45. Witch Spells Trouble by Lori Woods
  46. Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass
  47. Gaslight by Dannika Dark
  48. Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
  49. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  50. At Last by Jill Shalvis
  51. Firelight by Kristen Callihan
  52. Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz
  53. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
  54. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  55. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
  56. It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
  57. Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis
  58. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  59. Heartless by Gail Carriger
  60. Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis
  61. Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  62. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  63. Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan
  64. He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis
  65. The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel
  66. Mogul by Katy Evans
  67. One in a Million by Jill Shalvis
  68. Timeless by Gail Carriger
  69. Breakfast in Bed by Rochelle Alers
  70. The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp
  71. Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson
  72. The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester
  73. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
  74. Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis
  75. European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss
  76. The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
  77. Sheer Mischief by Jill Mansell
  78. Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti
  79. Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti
  80. Good Witch Hunting by Dakota Cassidy
  81. Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti
  82. Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  83. Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
  84. Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti
  85. Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley
  86. Lucky Witch by Danielle Garrett
  87. In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
  88. Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
  89. Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Dare
  90. On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss
  91. The Temporary Bride: by Jennifer Klinec
  92. Competence by Gail Carriger
  93. One and Only by Jenny Holiday
  94. It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday
  95. How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
  96. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
  97. Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper
  98. How to Claim an Undead Soul by Hailey Edwards
  99. The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Goldstone
  100. Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  101. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
  102. Everwylde by Donna Grant
  103. Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliott
  104. 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy by James Horn
  105. The Abbot's Tale by Conn Iggulden
  106. Then There Were Nun by Dakota Cassidy
  107. Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall
  108. You Auto-Complete Me: by Katie MacAlister
  109. AudioBook Listening Challenge for 2018 – Complete