2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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Together in 2017 we read over 3,000 of our own books and reached our goal for the third 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/278507

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 
Ellie's (elliepotten) first time ROOTing around150 unread / 150elliepotten, January 2019
TBR@61 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2018/2019 part 178 unread / 78Robertgreaves, January 2019
Martencat continues to unearth ROOTs in 201881 unread / 81martencat, January 2019
Lilisin ROOTs again in 201880 unread / 80lilisin, January 2019
DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread102 unread / 102elliepotten, January 2019
Nickelini Reads Her Own Books 201856 unread / 56connie53, January 2019
Janoorani's 2018 ROOTS22 unread / 22rabbitprincess, January 2019
detailmuse ROOTs (and triages) in 2018227 unread / 227DetailMuse, January 2019
Cheli's 2018 ROOTs 2nd try37 unread / 37cyderry, January 2019
floremolla's ROOTs part two179 unread / 179connie53, January 2019
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile - 2018104 unread / 104benitastrnad, January 2019
Bragan's 2018 ROOTing213 unread / 213bragan, January 2019
fuzzi's 2018 ROOT Rehoming Thread43 unread / 43fuzzi, January 2019
fuzzi Delves Another Hundred ROOTs in 2018103 unread / 103fuzzi, January 2019
Seven tree books in an entire year? I gotta re-shift my paradigm5 unread / 5TheAmpersand, January 2019
DisassemblyOfReason's 2018 ROOT Challenge27 unread / 27DisassemblyOfReason, January 2019
1707 books to read, 144 audiobooks to hear.47 unread / 47Coach_of_Alva, January 2019
Familyhistorian digs up more ROOTs in 2018 part 2107 unread / 107Familyhistorian, December 2018
karenmarie ROOTs around her shelves in 2018286 unread / 286karenmarie, December 2018
rabbitprincess exterminates the TBR pile in 2018235 unread / 235rabbitprincess, December 2018
Connie ROOTs again in 2018, part 2207 unread / 207Jackie_K, December 2018
Jackie's 5th year of ROOTing part 2237 unread / 237Jackie_K, December 2018
HelenNZ back for 201867 unread / 67rabbitprincess, December 2018
Kale ROOTs around in 201849 unread / 49rabbitprincess, December 2018
Rhea's 2018 ROOTs35 unread / 35Settings, December 2018
LibraryLover23's 2018 ROOT Challenge96 unread / 96LibraryLover23, December 2018
SueD tackles those stubborn ROOTs!53 unread / 53vestafan, December 2018
FAMeulstee ROOTS in 2018 - thread 2243 unread / 243FAMeulstee, December 2018
EAM Back for More ROOTs58 unread / 58enemyanniemae, December 2018
LauraBrook Pulls Some ROOTs 2018, part 163 unread / 63LauraBrook, December 2018
Henrik_Madsen ROOTS - Here we go again...105 unread / 105Henrik_Madsen, December 2018
si: 2018 ROOTs53 unread / 53rabbitprincess, December 2018
LoraShouse ROOTs again - Year 367 unread / 67rabbitprincess, December 2018
How to make stars21 unread / 21kac522, December 2018
Sibyx reads in 2018101 unread / 101connie53, December 2018
Tanya-Dogearedcopy's Stax!84 unread / 84Tanya-dogearedcopy, December 2018
MissWatson cooks her ROOTs, the second course188 unread / 188karenmarie, December 2018
lkernagh (Lori) continues to pull ROOTs in 2018148 unread / 148lkernagh, December 2018
quigui tries ROOT41 unread / 41quigui, December 2018
Torontoc reads a lot of books in 201862 unread / 62connie53, December 2018
Nebula_21's ROOTs 201845 unread / 45nebula21, December 2018
rainpebble ROOTs in 201848 unread / 48rainpebble, December 2018
Majkia's ROOTs169 unread / 169majkia, December 2018
brewergirl's ROOT for 201830 unread / 30brewergirl, December 2018
Sally Lou's 2018 ROOTs85 unread / 85sallylou61, December 2018
LadyBookworth's reading list in 201834 unread / 34LadyBookworth, December 2018
Kristel Joins the forage for ROOTS, 201893 unread / 93Kristelh, December 2018
Crazy4reading reads her own ROOTS 201828 unread / 28connie53, December 2018
Amanda's 2018 ROOT Total3 unread / 3connie53, December 2018
Caramellunacy's TBR excavation resumes in 201842 unread / 42connie53, December 2018
2018 TICKER THREAD104 unread / 104SquidgetsRoom, December 2018
PensiveCat gets back to her ROOTs29 unread / 29connie53, December 2018
My ROOT for 201815 unread / 15rabbitprincess, December 2018
CurrerBell's Hatchery (2018)35 unread / 35CurrerBell, December 2018
Erratic charmer digs out old ROOTs23 unread / 23Erratic_Charmer, December 2018
LadyoftheLodge reads her own books in 201874 unread / 74connie53, December 2018
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread75 unread / 75benitastrnad, December 2018
ROOT 2018 - eicuthbertson12 unread / 12eicuthbertson, December 2018
KWharton returns after much inactivity on LibraryThing and records her ROOTS3 unread / 3connie53, December 2018
Clue's 2018 ROOTS49 unread / 49clue, November 2018
Avidmom's 2018 Reading Frenzy40 unread / 40avidmom, November 2018
lindapanzo's 2018 ROOTS27 unread / 27connie53, November 2018
Helenoel’s ROOT of dusty tomes 20189 unread / 9connie53, November 2018
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread96 unread / 96cyderry, November 2018
Leslie's 2018 ROOTs128 unread / 128leslie.98, October 2018
Quaisior's 2018 ROOTs24 unread / 24connie53, October 2018
Rebeki ROOTs again in 201843 unread / 43connie53, October 2018
Mirk's last 'minute' rush5 unread / 5MissWatson, October 2018
Johanna’s 2018 ROOTS56 unread / 56Jackie_K, October 2018
Amberfly Reads Roots 201879 unread / 79Familyhistorian, October 2018
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread111 unread / 111enemyanniemae, October 2018
Hélène's 2018 ROOTs58 unread / 58h-mb, October 2018
Jenn's 2018 ROOT Challenge78 unread / 78connie53, September 2018
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s sixth ROOT59 unread / 59connie53, September 2018
TBR@60 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2017/2018 part 2221 unread / 221Robertgreaves, September 2018
Dee’s TBR ROOT 20187 unread / 7connie53, September 2018
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread119 unread / 119Familyhistorian, September 2018
Deern reads her own tomes in 201862 unread / 62Deern, August 2018
Avanders ROOTs around in 201853 unread / 53LoraShouse, August 2018
mabith's 2018 ROOTs (Meredith)24 unread / 24mabith, August 2018
Lisa's TBR Stack (If at first you don't succeed, grab another book...)82 unread / 82This-n-That, August 2018
First 2018 Root5 unread / 5connie53, August 2018
Miss_Moneypenny's ROOT 2018 Challenge52 unread / 52connie53, August 2018
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread94 unread / 94cyderry, August 2018
New Ticker For Clue1 unread / 1clue, July 2018
Benny's 2018 ROOT34 unread / 34roomsofbooks, July 2018
readingtangent (Elizabeth)'s 2018 ROOTs51 unread / 51roomsofbooks, July 2018
FAMeulstee ROOTS in 2018215 unread / 215FAMeulstee, July 2018
JUNE ROOT = Progress Thread101 unread / 101benitastrnad, July 2018
Familyhistorian digs up more ROOTs in 2018237 unread / 237Familyhistorian, June 2018
Better late than never8 unread / 8LoraShouse, June 2018
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread137 unread / 137benitastrnad, June 2018
mandymarie needs to find her ROOTs. Where are they?27 unread / 27LadyoftheLodge, May 2018
Jackie's 5th year of ROOTing300 unread / 300Jackie_K, May 2018
Kimberly's (kkunker) 2018 ROOT Challenge27 unread / 27kkunker, May 2018
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread132 unread / 132benitastrnad, May 2018
Connie ROOTs again in 2018254 unread / 254connie53, May 2018
MissWatson cooks her ROOTs200 unread / 200MissWatson, April 2018
BookDoc16 pulls ROOTs from his shelves9 unread / 9BookDoc16, April 2018
Guanhumara is looking to her ROOTs18 unread / 18connie53, April 2018
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