2019 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Giveaways, Miscellaneous | 30 comments

Audiobook Challenge 2019

The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2019!

Join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer for the 7th 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 2019 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, 2019 and the final update will be Dec 15, 2019.

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


2019 Audiobook Challenge


Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. 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 2019 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 Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2019 and last update in December 15, 2019.



  • 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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Libro.fm — Support local bookstores


Free Resources

Overdrive — through your local library

Audiobook Jukebox — audios for review

Hoopla — through your local library

Librivox — public domain works

Join us!

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. Looking forward to another year! I hit my all time high this year and will aim for more next year!

  2. I’m so glad this is continuing! I love the challenge.

  3. I’m in for Marathoner again 🙂

  4. I am in 😀 Audio love for the win!

  5. I’ve been listening to fewer audiobooks, but still want to participate, so I’m going for one or two a month.

  6. I’m going to go for “Marathoner” again. I’ve reached that goal the last two years so we’ll see if I can keep it up!

  7. I’ve done well over 100 audiobooks in a year in the past but with job change, my listening time is down. So I’m cutting my goals again in 2019. I think I will shoot for 25 in 2019 since I will be focusing on tackling my print and ebook TBRs in 2019.

  8. Newbie to the challenge. Marathoner for the level! Excited to join in the fun!

  9. I am joining this year :). After already listening to two audiobooks this year (and both in the last month or so), I hope to listen to even more in 2019, so that’s going to be one of my goals for 2019. I just linked up my sign-up post. Thanks for hosting this challenge!
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  10. Signing up again for Chapter Break! Our sign up post will be up soon. Using my GR shelf for now 🙂

  11. I am very late here. I am more conservative this year but having fun playing along. Have a good day.


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