Disclaimer: In no way is this thread meant to offend anyone or attack anyone's personal preferences.
This topic recently came onto my radar when my friend was telling me all of the books she's been going through this summer, but then told me they were all audiobooks. My same friend and I started a Facebook book club a few months ago, and last month's book that was selected was a bit more difficult to get. I ended up having to listen to it on audio while I painted some rooms, which I really enjoyed. The thing is I feel weird about counting it as a book "read" and didn't even add it to Goodreads or here. My question is: Do you count listening to audiobooks as books you've read or not?
I have listened to some entertaining books on audio in the past, but have only ever completed three of them. I never added them as "read" anywhere. I personally feel like I'm cheating myself to count them toward the amount I've read, especially if I have a goal set. I sort of equate it to listening to the radio serial shows back in the '40s and '50s or listening to a podcast. I do think that audiobooks are a great way to stay entertained while doing a tedious task though. I'm curious to know what other readers have to say about the subject.
Edited by nursenblack, 01 July 2016 - 02:43 PM.