Audiobook Challenge 2014

In 2013 Ashley and I discovered a love for audiobooks. I read 10 audiobooks in 2013! Nearly all of them were from the library because they're free that way. You can download digital audiobooks from the library or check out CDs. Audiobooks are great for road trips, and since our families live hours away we go on a lot of road trips.

The 2014 Audiobook Challenge is sponsored at Hot Listens and has several levels:
* 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): 6-10
* Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking): 11-15
* Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me): 16-20
* Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you): 21-30
* My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted): 30+

Since I read 10 audiobooks in 2013, I'm going to aim to read more, and go for the Stenographer level.

Books Read For This Challenge
1. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (1.7.2014) My Review
2. Heart and Soul: The Story of American and African Americans by Kadir Nelson (1.9.2014)
3. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (1.21.2014)
4. Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (2.20.2014)
5. Gulp by Mary Roach (3.3.2014)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling ~ reread (3.24.2014)
7. Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman (3.25.2014)
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ~ reread (4.5.2014)
9. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (4.12.2014) My Review
10. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (4.18.2014)
11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (4.25.2014) <--- CHALLENGE COMPLETED.
Let's go for the highest level - 30+ audiobooks!

12. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (4.30.2014)
13. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (5.11.2014)
14. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum (5.17.2014)
15. Sabriel by Garth Nix ~ reread (5.23.2014)
16. Mutiny in Time by James Dashner (6.1.2014)
17. Lirael by Garth Nix ~ reread (6.6.2014)
18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle (6.14.2014)
19. Abhorsen by Garth Nix ~ reread (6.21.2014)
20. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (6.29.2014) My Review
21. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (7.8.2014)
22. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (7.12.2014)
23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling ~ reread (7.12.2014)
24. Divide and Conquer by Carrie Ryan (7.19.2014)
25. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (8.3.2014)
26. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (8.11.2014)
27. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ~ reread (8.29.2014)
28. Airman by Eoin Colfer ~ (9.7.2014) My Review
29. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (9.28.2014)
30. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (9.29.2014)
31. Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steven Sheinkin (10.12.2014)
32. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (11.12.2014)
33. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer (11.30.2014)
34. Extra Credit by Andrew Clements (12.6.2014)
35. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (12.11.2014) My Review

1 comment:

  1. Great job!!! We only have a few in common, but that looks like an awesome list, who knows, I'm thinking about getting out my romance box a little more next year, I might have to come check some of your reviews :)
    I hope you had fun and can join us again for the 2015 Challenge :)