2021 Challenges

2021 Audiobook Challenge Update


2021 Audiobook Challenge

I love this challenge hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About. I participated from the beginning when the blogger (Jennifer, The Book Nympho) I learned everything from was one of the inaugural hosts. I was an associate reviewer on her blog for five years.

If you follow my blog, my love of all things audio is no secret. I stepped up my game in 2021 and decided to go for The 100 Club since I listened to more than that in 2020 and I listen to more audiobooks than I read these days. Well, I ended with a whopping total of 124 audiobooks (the final will be posted on Monday). If anything, my love of audio has grown, especially since hubby gifted me with a new set of Bose headphones that holds a 24 hour charge💜💜💜

Here’s the list of levels and what I listened to in 2021: 


  • 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+
  • Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Elite) 100+


  1. Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr
  2. This is Not the End by Sidney Bell
  3. The Awakening by Nora Roberts
  4. Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
  5. Play Dead by Angela Marsons
  6. What I’ve Done by Melinda Leigh
  7. Forgiven by Garrett Leigh
  8. Cold Snap by Allison Brennan
  9. Beach Read by Emily Henry
  10. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  11. Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave
  12. Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
  13. A Killer’s Wife by Victor Methos
  14. Unforgotten by Garrett Leigh
  15. The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery
  16. Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh
  17. Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish
  18. Their Christmas Baby Contract by Shannon Stacey
  19. Dead Heat by Allison Brennan
  20. The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman 
  21. The Home They Built by Shannon Stacey
  22. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
  23. Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
  24. Dead Souls by Angela Marsons
  25. Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan 
  26. Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh
  27. Waiting on a Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan
  28. True Blue by David Baldacci
  29. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth 
  30. This is Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
  31. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  32. Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  33. The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
  34. Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson
  35. Broken Bones by Angela Marsons
  36. No Good Deed by Allison Brennan
  37. Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown
  38. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  39. Lover Unveiled by J. R. Ward
  40. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
  41. Dying Truth by Angela Marsons
  42. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
  43. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
  44. Legacy by Nora Roberts
  45. Seduction in Session by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  46. The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery
  47. The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan
  48. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
  49. Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno
  50. Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons
  51. Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  52. The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
  53. Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
  54. Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan
  55. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  56. Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins
  57. Fatal Fraud by Marie Force
  58. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  59. Long Lost by Linda Castillo
  60. Home for the Holidays by Brenda Novak
  61. When I Found You by Brenda Novak 
  62. Smoke and Sin by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  63. Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan
  64. Dead Memories by Angela Marsons
  65. Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding
  66. Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
  67. The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
  68. The Morning After by Lisa Jackson
  69. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  70. At the Pleasure of the President by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  71. Falling by T. J. Newman
  72. Notorious by Allison Brennan
  73. Love Next Door by Helena Hunting
  74. Child’s Play by Angela Marsons
  75. Such a Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass
  76. A Hidden Secret by Linda Castillo
  77. Float Plan by Trish Doller
  78. Where I Left Her by Amber Garza
  79. Ignite on Contact by Jaci Burton
  80. Win by Harlan Coben
  81. One by One by Ruth Ware
  82. Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
  83. Cross Her Heart by Melinda Leigh
  84. Killing Mind by Angela Marsons
  85. Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  86. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
  87. The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding
  88. Compulsion by Allison Brennan
  89. After the Storm by Linda Castillo
  90. Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
  91. Shipped by Angie Hockman
  92. No Hiding in Boise by Kim Hooper
  93. Poisonous by Allison Brennan
  94. The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski 
  95. The Last Line by Robert Dugoni
  96. Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
  97. Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons
  98. Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger
  99. One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan
  100. Shattered by Allison Brennan
  101. Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
  102. Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo
  103. Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley
  104. Twisted Lies by Angela Marsons
  105. Keep Me Warm at Christmas by Brenda Novak
  106. Say You’ll Stay by Susan Mallery
  107. The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery
  108. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  109. We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride & Jo Piazza
  110. For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing
  111. All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle
  112. The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan
  113. Her Second Death by Melinda Leigh
  114. Only the Lucky by Linda Castillo
  115. The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipman
  116. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  117. Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons
  118. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  119. Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley
  120. You Lucky Dog by Julia London
  121. My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle
  122. Montana Mistletoe by Kim Law
  123. All Consuming by Jaci Burton


8 thoughts on “2021 Audiobook Challenge Update”

    1. Mischenko, I have fallen completely in love with the audio version. Since they’ve become so popular, publishers have devoted more attention to the production of audiobooks and the selection of narrators. And, my hubby gifted me with the best headphones out there about five years ago. This Christmas, he got me a new pair (sitting on top of my head now).

      I’m so happy you’re doing this challenge, too💜


  1. Great job! Our histories have common ground. I never thought about audio until Jennifer. Can you believe I first listened to an audiobook in 2015? Now it is so much a part of my daily life and like you, I listen as much or more than I read. I was able to double my reading by listening to audiobooks.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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