I don't typically participate in very many challenges because I find that a lot of them require meticulous tracking, link submitting and often severely limit which books you can actually read. My consumption of audiobooks has been on the incline for the past few years and the rules of this challenge are simple which is why I've decided to participate in The Book Nympho's and Hot Listen's second annual Audio Book Challenge. In 2013 I listened to 27 audiobooks so I'm aiming for the Binge Listener Level. The challenge details are as follows:
- Runs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014. 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 2014 than you did in 2013.
- 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, Shelfari, 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+
I'll be tracking my progress on GoodReads so feel free to stalk my audio-2014 shelf if you want to know what I'm listening to. Some of the titles that I plan on checking-out to this year include:
- Sin Undone by Larissa Ione - Narrated by Ava Camille Edwards
- Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep - Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
- The Spider by Jennifer Estep - Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
- Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper - Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
- Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong - Narrated by Mia Barron & Erik Davies
- Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter - Narrated by Khristine Hvam
- Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter - Narrated by Khristine Hvam
- Angelic by Kelley Armstrong - Narrated by Laural Merlington
- Tricked by Kevin Hearne - Narrated by Luke Daniels
- Trapped by Kevin Hearne - Narrated by Luke Daniels
- Hunted by Kevin Hearne - Narrated by Luke Daniels
- Shattered by Kevin Hearne - Narrated by Luke Daniels
- Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews - Narrated by Renee Raudman
- Downside Ghosts, Book 6 by Stacia Kane - Narrated by Bahni Turpin
- White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Roland - Narrated by Allison McLemore
- How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Roland - Narrated by Allison McLemore
- Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones - Narrated by Lorelei King
- Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones - Narrated by Lorelei King
- Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop - Narrated by Alexandra Harris
It looks like I already have my work cut-out for me so I'd best get started. Good luck to all the participants!