Audiobook Challenge Midyear Check-in

Posted 5 July, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 6 Comments

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Audiobook Challenge Mid-year Check-in

I have listened to 9 audiobooks this year – which is surprisingly few IMO. I thought I had listened to a lot more than that to be honest. I have enjoyed all the books I’ve listened to, and I really want to listen to many, many more. However, I kind of need to do something else at the same time as I’m listening, or I feel a little too idle.

I mostly listen when I drive to work, and sometimes on the bus or other public transport. Now that summer is here, I won’t really have to go anywhere for the next several weeks, so I need to find myself a new listening routine.

Audiobook Challenge Books listened to:

I really enjoyed this one, it’s hot and funny, and Sarina Bowen always makes me feel something. The narrators are Stephen Dexter and Teddy Hamilton. If you want to read my short review, click on the image.



Risk audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookviews I love this series so much, Dannika Dark is so good at writing UF, and there’s always something about her protagonists that compel me. Very much. This novel is narrated by Nicole Poole, whom I love as a narrator!



You Had Me at Hola audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upYou Had Me at Hola was so much fun to read! In between the set of a new series, and a very nosy family, plus a hero who was more or less done with dating, there was a lot going on, and I was definitely there for it! Narrated by Seraphine Valentine, and she did a great job.



Gray Hair Don't Care cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upGray Hair Don’t Care spoke to me on so many levels! Because I’ve let my hair be natural for the past few years, and it definitely isn’t blonde anymore πŸ˜‰ I enjoyed the characters, the bantering, and the strong female protagonist. The narrator is Romy Nordlinger.


Come as You are audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upCome As You Are is narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arnt, and I could listen to the both of them all day long every day… I enjoyed the story as well, thank goodness, but the narrators *sigh* they are so, so good!



Wild Child cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upWild Child is a mix of romantic suspense and romcom – and it only partly worked for me. I felt like there was a lot going on, and not all of it had to make it into the story for things to make sense. The narrator for this one is Samantha Summers. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan of the narration, it was choppy, and sometimes rather robotic.




Blackout audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upBlackout is the 5th book in the Crossbreed series, and it’s definitely still going strong. A lot going on in this installment, and expertly narrated by Nicole Poole.




Gaslight audio cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-upGaslight is the fourth book in the series, and I had read this one rather than listening to it, so I felt the need to get some Nicole Poole goodness into my car and went back to it after I finished Blackout.



Nevermore audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The last audiobook I listened to before the middle of the year was Nevermore, the 6th book in the Crossbreed series – as usual narrated by Nicole Poole. I enjoyed this one a little bit less, as it was more of a filler novel. However, I’m listening to the next one right now, and I’m loving it!



How is your audiobook challenge going? Got any recommendations for me?



Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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6 responses to “Audiobook Challenge Midyear Check-in

  1. Sophia Rose

    My changes of routine change my audio listening, too. Sometimes, I listen as I do house chores and gardening and sometimes right before sleep. Takes me longer to get through them, but I do eventually.

  2. Jen

    When COVID hit and I started working from home, I lost my 30 minute (each way) commute – which knocked out a big chunk of my listening time. I listen mostly when I walk or am in the car. But sometimes when cleaning or cooking dinner. Great job so far!

  3. I’m the same as you, Linda. I listen while doing other things. I try to go for a walk every day, and listen while I walk. I also listen while doing house work, yard work, etc. I used to listen on my commute, but I work from home now, so I don’t have that time anymore.

    Melanie @ Books of My Heart

    • Now that I’m on vacation, I listen a bit on the beach. That sure helps. Not sure how I’m going to do it when the new school-year starts, as I’ll be cycling whenever the weather permits, and it’s not exactly safe to cycle in traffic while listening to something else πŸ™‚

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