Last year, I finally found some audiobooks that I LOVED. My prior experience has been sad, with bad narrators ruining books for me. (Honestly, the books would have been so much better in my own head.) With a few under my belt now that were so much better because of great narrators, I’ve got an audiobook going at all times. I am lucky enough that I work from home and don’t commute, but that means I’m not in the car a whole lot. But even just running errands, I can get 20-30 minutes of listening in while out and about.
There is no real commitment, other than just a fun way to give yourself a goal. I’ve signed up at the “Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20” level (they’ve got fun names for their levels), since I seem to be able to listen to 1-2 audiobooks per month (as long as it’s not an Outlander book!). I’ve created a separate Goodreads shelf myself for tagging all my completed audiobooks this year to help me keep track. And since I’m able to layer on audiobooks in addition to times I am actually reading a book, I think I’m going to up my goal for the year from 48 to 52 books. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but since I’ve already got two completed books under my belt, I think I can do it. (Granted, I started them both in 2014, but it’s a great way to get a jump on the new year.
Do you have a reading goal? Do you have a sub-goal for audiobooks? If you’re on Goodreads, leave a link below. I’d love to follow you and see what you’re reading. I’m always looking for recommendations for really great books!