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Audiobook Challenge 2020 ~ Mid Year Check-in

At the start of the year I signed up for the Audiobook Challenge 2020 via Caffinated Review, the aim is simple, listen to more audiobooks!

I set myself an initial goal of reaching the level of “Socially Awkward” by listening to 15 – 20 audiobooks throughout the year but what I didn’t anticipate was how quickly I would be converted to audiobooks!

I’ve been listening to audiobooks through my library using the Libby and Borrow Box apps, I’d really encourage you to check if your library offers any kind of digital library. The slight downside is that you are at the mercy of hold times, I put some holds on books which were nicely spread out then suddenly three arrived on my shelf on the same day so I had to priortise a little bit as I was never going to listen to all of them within the three weeks. I’ve also signed up for Audible am enjoying building up a little library of my favourite books in audio form.

January
The Year of Less ~ Cait Flanders ★★★☆☆
Everything I Know About Love ~ Dolly Alderton ★★★★★
Period. It’s About Bloody Time.  ~ Emma Barnett ★★★★☆
Naturally Tan ~ Tan France ~ ★★★☆☆


February
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference ~ Greta Thunberg ★★★★☆
Queenie ~ Candice Carty-Williams ~ ★★★★☆

March
Daisy Jones & The Six ~ Taylor Jenkins Read ★★★★☆
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ~  McKenzie Lee ~ ★★★★☆
An American Marriage ~  Tayari Jones ~ ★★★★☆
My Year of Rest & Relaxation ~  Ottessa Moshfegh ~ ★★★☆☆

April
Invisible Women~ Caroline Criado-Perez ~ ★★★★☆
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy ~  McKenzie Lee ~ ★★★★☆

May
Conversations with Friends ~ Sally Rooney ~ ★★★★☆
Girl, Woman, Other ~ Bernardine Evaristo ~ ★★★★☆
Go Set a Watchman ~ Harper Lee ~ ★★★☆☆

June 
The Starless Sea ~ Eric Morgenstern ~ ★★★★☆
The Jungle Book ~ Rudyard Kipling ~ ★★★☆☆
Dear Fatty ~ Dawn French ~ ★★★★☆

July
Reasons to Stay Alive ~ Matt Haig ~ ★★★★★
How to be Fine ~ Kristen Miser and Jolenta Greenburg ~ ★★★☆☆
The Unicorn Project ~ Eric Morgenstern ~ ★★★★☆
Minimal ~ Madeleine Oliva ~ ★★★☆☆


I’d love to hear about when everyone listens to their audiobooks, for me its typically on my commute which is a combination of driving and waking and sometimes while I’m at my desk. When do you find the time?

3 thoughts on “Audiobook Challenge 2020 ~ Mid Year Check-in”

  1. You’ve prompted me to update my challenge page. Oops!
    I know what you mean, Elizabeth, I’m definitely listening to more audiobooks this year. I now seem to have two books on the go, an ebook and an audiobook. I already achieved my goal of Awkward Reader earlier in the year. I’m now excited to see what my total will be for the whole year.

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