2018 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in News | 56 comments

Audiobook Challenge 2018 - Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer

The Audiobook Challenge is back for 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 🙂


2018 Audiobook Challenge


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+



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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. I reached Marathoner level in 2017, so I’m going for it again! Thanks for hosting.

  2. My announcement post isn’t going live until Jan 4, but I’m definitely joining you again for this! Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  3. DO I dare go for marathoner….Since I might actually reach it this year so why not next too! WIll make a post tomorrow and sign up

  4. I’ve signed up again! I love this challenge. I don’t have a set goal yet, though I think Stenographer is realistic again since I tend to listen to 1 audiobook a month.

  5. I am going for Marathon again. I listened to more audiobooks than read this year. I think I listened to around 100 audiobooks. I devoured them. I get almost all of them from my library on Overdrive!

  6. OK. I’ve only upped my goal by a little bit this time. I am aiming for 125 in 2018.

  7. 307 Audiobooks in 2017..Yes I have a problem 😉 Thanks for letting me play along with you guys!

  8. I’m in again. Marathoner

  9. I’m going to try for Marathoner again. 🙂

  10. I am so excited for this challenge, its so fun to participate in it every year and audiobooks are so fun to listen to. They just make the story seem more real. Especially if the narrator do a good job with the character’s voices and personalities.

  11. First time doing this challenge. Going for the Marathoner. I can listen to books all day at work.

  12. This will be my first year participating! I’m going to go for Marathoner! I have been listening to audiobooks for years and I am excited to be a part of this challenge!

  13. Going for 52 books again for 2018! And looking forward to some joint listens with you, Melanie! Woo hoo!

  14. I am off to write my sign-up post 🙂 I absolutely love audiobooks so this is the perfect challenge for me 🙂

  15. I’m going for my first ever audio-goal – Stenographer!

  16. I went up a level to Socially Awkward. Audiobooks are great to listen to so I can knit or make cards at the same time.

  17. I love audiobooks so I’m so glad I found this challenge. I’m going for Socially Awkward as I managed Stenographer last year without being aware of the challenge. 🙂

  18. I am going for “Socially Awkward”. I have been listening to audiobooks while cooking from last two years. They are really great.

  19. I’m in for 10-15. I’m aiming for one audiobook a month! 🙂

  20. Going for Marathoner again! Love doing this with the group! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Just found your Challenge. I am a audio junkie, so joined!!

  22. Loving this challenge! Is there a place to link up the books we’ve read?

    • You can make your list anywhere. If you have a blog, you can do a post with your list. Some people create a shelf on Goodreads. You can use Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook. Anywhere you can make a list of the books you listened to.
      Melanie Simmons recently posted…Dragon Foretold Audiobook by Eve Langlais (REVIEW)My Profile


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