2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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Together in 2016 we read over 4,000 of our own books and reached our goal for the second consecutive year! ROOT was successful but there are still books to be read. We will be Reading Our Own Tomes (those old books that deserve their time in the limelight). Join in the fight against unread books! But ROOT also says how we support each other in the effort and cheer each other to their own goal.

Many of us have mountains of books that are just waiting to be read and this is our way of making that decision to read those books. Newer and prettier books are always catching our eyes so older books fall farther to the bottom of the pile. This group is designed to help everyone see those books that have been hiding, and read them with the same joy as a new book arriving from the bookstore.

At the end of each month, we tally up the books that have been read by the members so far, so that we can see if we are still on target to reach our group goal.

To all our new members - When joining the group, please set a numerical goal and create a ticker and copy it into your own personal thread as well as the group ticker thread - https://www.librarything.com/topic/244995

This will help tremendously at the end of each month when the totals are calculated to show our progress. As we watch the group tickers move, we will root on each other to reach our individual goals and win the fight against unread books.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
HelenBaker hits the bookshelves 201763 unread / 63HelenBaker, May 2018
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile - 2017109 unread / 109benitastrnad, March 2018
L's TBR Treasure Quest29 unread / 29This-n-That, January 2018
TBR@60 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2017/2018 part 1130 unread / 130Robertgreaves, January 2018
BJ's 2017 ROOTS60 unread / 60billiejean, January 2018
Problem w/ Ticker11 unread / 11connie53, January 2018
Lilisin and the Lost Reading Mojo - 2017 version79 unread / 79lilisin, January 2018
DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread152 unread / 152lilisin, January 2018
Martencat starts to unearth ROOTs in 201758 unread / 58martencat, January 2018
mandymarie20's Rummaging in her Root Cellar34 unread / 34Caramellunacy, January 2018
MissWatson's ROOTing is divided into 3 parts, part2228 unread / 228MissWatson, January 2018
leslie.98 2017 ROOTs213 unread / 213leslie.98, January 2018
Rebeki ROOTs for the first time in 201775 unread / 75Rebeki, January 2018
rabbitprincess sails the perilous Sea of ROOTS in 2017229 unread / 229rabbitprincess, January 2018
Familyhistorian pulls more ROOTs in 2017 3rd page152 unread / 152Familyhistorian, January 2018
Bragan's Tenth Thingaversary ROOTing343 unread / 343bragan, January 2018
detailmuse-ing through 2017 ROOTs224 unread / 224DetailMuse, January 2018
Roberta's (luvamystery65) attempt to ROOT again57 unread / 57luvamystery65, January 2018
2017 ROOTS Challenge - 1327 Books to Read 146 Audiobooks to Hear57 unread / 57Coach_of_Alva, December 2017
Avanders' 2017 ROOTs - Thread 2108 unread / 108rabbitprincess, December 2017
cyderry (Cheli) is ROOTing again!104 unread / 104cyderry, December 2017
Montarville's ROOT 201784 unread / 84connie53, December 2017
Connie ROOTs in 2017 part 3207 unread / 207connie53, December 2017
Henrik_Madsen ROOTS - will it never end?172 unread / 172floremolla, December 2017
Backslider (floremolla) tries ROOTs again in 2017 - Part 3179 unread / 179floremolla, December 2017
jen.e.moore has too many ROOTs and not enough time76 unread / 76jen.e.moore, December 2017
Jackie's 4th year of ROOTing part 3213 unread / 213karenmarie, December 2017
Johanna's 2017 ROOTS59 unread / 59johanna414, December 2017
Majkia Tours the 'Verse and Reads183 unread / 183rabbitprincess, December 2017
Britt's second year of ROOTing28 unread / 28connie53, December 2017
Tess is Tilling her Tomes Part 4169 unread / 169avanders, December 2017
Kimberly's (kkunker) 2017 ROOT Challenge60 unread / 60rabbitprincess, December 2017
Nickelini Reads Her Books 201774 unread / 74Nickelini, December 2017
fuzzi Excavates More of Her ROOTs in 2017!114 unread / 114fuzzi, December 2017
fuzzi's 2017 ROOT Rehoming Thread62 unread / 62connie53, December 2017
Sally Lou's ROOT reading95 unread / 95sallylou61, December 2017
karenmarie continues to ROOT around her bookshelves in 2017101 unread / 101karenmarie, December 2017
EAM Prunes More ROOTS133 unread / 133floremolla, December 2017
Rhea's Roots!66 unread / 66Settings, December 2017
So maybe it wasn't the ROOT year I was hoping for.12 unread / 12TheAmpersand, December 2017
lkernagh (Lori) reads more ROOTs in 2017147 unread / 147connie53, December 2017
ROOTING Through 201783 unread / 83avidmom, December 2017
readingtangent (Elizabeth)'s 2017 ROOTs120 unread / 120avanders, December 2017
rainpebble ROOTS in 201750 unread / 50avanders, December 2017
LoraShouse is ROOTing Aroung Again in 201796 unread / 96avanders, December 2017
Amberfly's 2017 Root Thread200 unread / 200avanders, December 2017
2017 Rooting Around My Bookshelves -- A Dirty Dozen220 unread / 220avanders, December 2017
Sibyx digs into her book pile in 201739 unread / 39sibylline, December 2017
Backslider (floremolla) tries ROOTS again in 2017 - Part 2192 unread / 192floremolla, December 2017
Benny 201763 unread / 63benuathanasia, December 2017
Clue's 2017 ROOTS85 unread / 85clue, December 2017
si: Books Don't Just Furnish A Room84 unread / 84connie53, December 2017
brewergirl's ROOT list for 201744 unread / 44connie53, December 2017
Kale ROOTs around in 201781 unread / 81brakketh, December 2017
Caramellunacy's TBR excavation resumes in 201759 unread / 59avanders, December 2017
Torontoc reads from her TBR tower in 201795 unread / 95Jackie_K, December 2017
Nebula_21's ROOTs 201743 unread / 43nebula21, December 2017
Pigletto (Lori) roots them out 201737 unread / 37connie53, December 2017
Erratic charmer makes some breathing room49 unread / 49Erratic_Charmer, December 2017
DisassemblyOfReason's 2017 ROOT Challenge28 unread / 28DisassemblyOfReason, December 2017
CurrerBell gets out the shovel for 201748 unread / 48CurrerBell, December 2017
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread153 unread / 153cyderry, December 2017
Quaisior's 2017 ROOTs7 unread / 7connie53, November 2017
2017 TICKER THREAD90 unread / 90sibylline, November 2017
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread170 unread / 170connie53, November 2017
Crazy4reading's 2017 ROOTS53 unread / 53floremolla, October 2017
karenmarie ROOTs around her bookshelves in 2017311 unread / 311karenmarie, October 2017
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s fifth ROOT47 unread / 47Ameise1, October 2017
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread167 unread / 167rainpebble, October 2017
lindapanzo's 2017 ROOTs23 unread / 23lindapanzo, October 2017
Tess is Tilling her Tomes Part 3199 unread / 199floremolla, October 2017
TBR@59 Robertgreaves's Challenge for 2016/17 part 2b83 unread / 83Robertgreaves, September 2017
Familyhistorian pulls more ROOTs in 2017 2nd page182 unread / 182Familyhistorian, September 2017
Tallulah tries her tomes 201713 unread / 13MissWatson, September 2017
Ladybookworth reads from her own library43 unread / 43MissWatson, September 2017
Jackie's 4th year of ROOTing part 2211 unread / 211Jackie_K, September 2017
Connie ROOTs in 2017 part 2198 unread / 198connie53, September 2017
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread155 unread / 155connie53, September 2017
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread85 unread / 85moonshineandrosefire, August 2017
LauraBrook Pulls ROOTS Once Again - Pt 143 unread / 43rabbitprincess, August 2017
JUNE ROOT - Progress Thread100 unread / 100moonshineandrosefire, August 2017
nerwende ROOTs in 201731 unread / 31avanders, August 2017
Josephine aka knotbox does ROOT 2017 (for the first time!)37 unread / 37connie53, August 2017
InfoQuest's 2017 ROOTing progress24 unread / 24connie53, July 2017
love rooting as a concept/but I'm a book hoarder2 unread / 2connie53, July 2017
TBR@59 Robertgreaves's Challenge for 2016/17 part 2208 unread / 208Robertgreaves, July 2017
MissWatson's ROOTing is divided into 3 parts202 unread / 202avanders, July 2017
Tess is Tilling her Tomes Part 2201 unread / 201Tess_W, July 2017
Onward! (2nd half of my goal of 50)1 unread / 1BookDoc16, June 2017
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread97 unread / 97moonshineandrosefire, June 2017
RavenHill's ROOT11 unread / 11Jackie_K, June 2017
Reading group10 unread / 10avanders, May 2017
Sace ROOTs Again in 201787 unread / 87Tess_W, May 2017
Avanders' 2017 ROOTs229 unread / 229connie53, May 2017
2016 Top 5 Reads10 unread / 10Tess_W, May 2017
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread106 unread / 106moonshineandrosefire, May 2017
Backslider tries ROOTS again in 2017160 unread / 160avanders, May 2017
Jackie's 4th year of ROOTing250 unread / 250avanders, May 2017
tames shelves and stacks14 unread / 14tames, May 2017
Connie ROOTs in 2017223 unread / 223connie53, May 2017
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