Together in 2020 we well exceeded our goal with 3,000+ of our own books and reached our goal for the sixth 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.

All 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 everyone - please be sure that you have joined the group!!!!!
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 - ...please create a new ticker, do not reuse the current one
After a certain period of time they stop functioning regularly so a new one is preferred.

Ticker Thread = https://www.librarything.com/topic/327852

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.

I chose for this year's picture - the Library of Congress - the world's largest library.

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Pinned — JUNE ROOT - Progress Thread35 unread / 35benitastrnad, Yesterday 12:37pm
Pinned — MAY ROOT - Progress Thread68 unread / 68cyderry, June 1
Pinned — MARCH ROOT - Progress Thread90 unread / 90cyderry, April 1
Pinned — FEBRUARY ROOT - Progress thread97 unread / 97benitastrnad, March 2
Pinned — 2021 TICKER THREAD75 unread / 75janoorani24, May 25
Connie ROOTS again in 2021 part 2258 unread / 258Caramellunacy, Today 5:23am
Nickelini Reads Books She Already Owns120 unread / 120Caramellunacy, Today 5:21am
QuestingA reads TBR books 202142 unread / 42QuestingA, Today 4:44am
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 202177 unread / 77humouress, Today 12:16am
Robertgreaves ROOTS his way through 2021139 unread / 139Robertgreaves, Yesterday 11:16pm
Jackie's 2021 ROOT thread199 unread / 199Jackie_K, Yesterday 4:43pm
mstrust & the ROOT of All Evil125 unread / 125mstrust, Yesterday 3:40pm
fuzzi's REHOMING Thread for 2021 (we don't use that "culled" term 'round here!)36 unread / 36Caramellunacy, Yesterday 1:10pm
MissWatson ROOTs again188 unread / 188MissWatson, Yesterday 1:01pm
rosalita ROOTs around in 2021 - page 4177 unread / 177rosalita, Yesterday 12:48pm
Susan's ROOT Project for 2021 (2)148 unread / 148susanj67, Yesterday 4:48am
Sally Lou's ROOT thread35 unread / 35sallylou61, Wednesday 4:49pm
Bragan's Redemptive ROOTing for 2021103 unread / 103bragan, Wednesday 1:21pm
LadyBookworth reads in 202120 unread / 20LadyBookworth, Tuesday 7:06pm
Ritacate's ROOTs29 unread / 29ritacate, Monday 9:25pm
Jean (majkia's) Attempt to Terraform Planet TBR89 unread / 89majkia, Monday 6:36pm
Brakketh trying to up-ROOT 30 in 2021.18 unread / 18brakketh, Monday 12:16am
Cecilturtle trying New Things49 unread / 49Cecilturtle, Sunday 9:44am
rabbitprincess writes about the ROOTS she's read in 2021118 unread / 118rabbitprincess, Saturday 8:04pm
Helenz Root Challellenge 202147 unread / 47HelenBaker, Friday 9:18pm
Moneypenny's 2021 ROOT Log39 unread / 39Miss_Moneypenny, June 10
Curioussquared optimistically ROOTs in 2021114 unread / 114curioussquared, June 10
Beach85 tries for 36 ROOTS in 202137 unread / 37beach85, June 9
Lynsey's First Step....48 unread / 48Lynsey2, June 7
EAM Back for Another Round of ROOTing38 unread / 38enemyanniemae, June 7
Cheli's 2021 ROOT Thread54 unread / 54connie53, June 6
lindapanzo's 2021 ROOTS17 unread / 17lindapanzo, June 5
Caramellunacy's TBR Excavations - 202192 unread / 92rocketjk, June 5
toast & tea's ROOT challenge 20216 unread / 6MissWatson, June 4
DisassemblyOfReason's ROOT Challenge for 202114 unread / 14DisassemblyOfReason, June 4
Familyhistorian's ROOTing for a better year in 2021127 unread / 127Familyhistorian, June 3
detailmuse -- 2021 ROOTs118 unread / 118Jackie_K, June 1
Coach of Alva's 2021 Roots42 unread / 42Coach_of_Alva, June 1
Elizabeth/readingtangent's 2021 ROOTs28 unread / 28readingtangent, May 31
rocketjk's 2021 Off the Shelf adventures23 unread / 23rocketjk, May 31
Vestafan's ROOTs go even deeper in 202120 unread / 20vestafan, May 31
Humouress ROOTs again in 202138 unread / 38humouress, May 31
Anita (FAMeulstee) keeps on rooting in 202176 unread / 76FAMeulstee, May 31
Clue Goes Back To Her Roots in 202121 unread / 21clue, May 30
Henrik_Madsen reading and ROOTing his way out82 unread / 82Henrik_Madsen, May 30
Janoo's 2021 ROOT Challenge6 unread / 6LoraShouse, May 30
LoraShouse ROOTs around in 202120 unread / 20LoraShouse, May 30
fuzzi Gets to the ROOT Cause of Her Collapsing Bookshelves in 2021!59 unread / 59fuzzi, May 28
Kristel's ROOT in 202144 unread / 44Kristelh, May 27
BookDoc16: Digging Deeper in 202126 unread / 26BookDoc16, May 26
johnxlibris and his ROOT 2021 goal29 unread / 29johnxlibris, May 26
Torontoc reads books from her shelves!41 unread / 41torontoc, May 25
mandy's back to pull up those roots already9 unread / 9mandymarie20, May 18
Martencat unearths more ROOT’s in 202127 unread / 27Caramellunacy, May 17
karenmarie ROOTs around her shelves - I90 unread / 90karenmarie, May 13
Lynda (Carmenere) pulling ROOTS in 202161 unread / 61Carmenere, May 5
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread74 unread / 74fuzzi, May 4
rosalita ROOTs around in 2021 - page 3162 unread / 162rosalita, May 3
Crazy4reading (Monica) ROOTs in 202131 unread / 31crazy4reading, May 3
KWharton ROOTs again!16 unread / 16connie53, April 27
Sibylline (Lucy)'s 2021 ROOT Pursuit!24 unread / 24sibylline, April 26
Rebeki ROOTs strategically in 202150 unread / 50rabbitprincess, April 23
si: Root Challenge 202133 unread / 33si, April 11
Lilisin ROOTS in 202126 unread / 26lilisin, April 7
ca_dmv...Here we go again!15 unread / 15connie53, April 6
H-mb's 2021 ROOT challenge15 unread / 15h-mb, April 4
CurrerBell's 2021 ROOTing14 unread / 14connie53, April 4
misscleasia: 2021 ROOT Challenge16 unread / 16connie53, April 4
Tsundoku List 20218 unread / 8connie53, April 4
Nebula_21 ROOTS for 202119 unread / 19connie53, April 4
This-n-That Reads More ROOTs in 2136 unread / 36connie53, April 4
madhatter22 reads ROOTs in 20217 unread / 7connie53, April 4
I can do this!7 unread / 7connie53, April 3
ROOTing Again!7 unread / 7connie53, April 3
New Years Resolution: 2021 Root Challenge7 unread / 7connie53, April 3
Floremolla gets real with ROOTing goals47 unread / 47karenmarie, April 3
Barbara (Ameise1)'s Root in 202123 unread / 23Ameise1, April 3
Quaisior's 2021 ROOTs20 unread / 20connie53, April 3
Leslie's 2021 ROOTs24 unread / 24connie53, April 3
Susan's ROOT Project for 2021219 unread / 219susanj67, April 1
rosalita ROOTs around in 2021 - page 2178 unread / 178rosalita, March 1
How to create a ticker (new style)5 unread / 5connie53, February 24
Connie ROOTS again in 2021167 unread / 167HenryFrost, February 8
JANUARY ROOT - PROGRESS THREAD144 unread / 144rocketjk, February 2
No ER in Uk ?3 unread / 3Jackie_K, February 2
rosalita ROOTs around in 2021177 unread / 177rosalita, February 1
Februrary AlphaKIT: T and K1 unread / 1majkia, January 14
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