Anybody who has followed this blog for a while knows that going into this year I was not much of an audiobook fan. However, I really really wanted to make them work for me so I decided to give this reading challenge a go and try listening to audiobooks in the car.
The good news?
I can totally listen to audiobooks in the car without getting distracted!
I can also listen to audiobooks while cleaning, ironing and cooking which is a huge win too!
The bad news?
I don't think I have any bad news... Except that I haven't reached a level of listening skill which would allow me to listen, follow and enjoy an audiobook while doing tasks that require a high level of brain power. That's the holy grail for me and I don't think I'll ever reach it but I'll take what I can get!
My target was pretty low...
I aimed for 5 audiobooks and I'm pleased to say I'd beaten that target before we even got to the mid-year point!
So I upped it to the 10 book target and guess what?
I beat that too!
Here, as we wind up 2019, I can say that I am currently on 11 audiobooks (for the year) and I'll probably get one more finished before 31st December rolls in.
How awesome is that?!
My audiobooks this year were:
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
My review of The Son of Neptune
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Broken by S.J. West
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
My review of Broken
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
My review of The House of Hades
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
My review of The Blood of Olympus
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
My review of The Red Pyramid
Red Winter by Annette Marie
My Review of Red Winter
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
My Review of The Christmasuarus
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
I've written my review for Throne of Fire but it's scheduled for January... Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Riordan writes awesome stories!
The Journals of Octavia Hollows by Stacey Rourke
I haven't finished my review of this either but it'll be live next week!
Given how well this went this year, I'm signing up again for next year's challenge!
Take this as my signup.
Next year, I'm aiming for "Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20 books".
If you want to join in next year, you can sign up at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!
How did you do this year?