2023 ROOT CHALLENGE

Together in 2022 we reached our goal for the eighth consecutive year with nearly 3,000 of our own books read! ROOT was successful but that doesn't mean that there still aren't 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.

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 READING IS POWER.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pinned — DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread86 unread / 86HelenBaker, January 6
Pinned — OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread56 unread / 56cyderry, November 2023
Pinned — 2023 ROOT TICKER THREAD53 unread / 53fuzzi, December 30, 2023
Quaisior's 2023 ROOTs5 unread / 5Jackie_K, January 10
Brakketh ROOTs 202319 unread / 19brakketh, January 8
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023 2nd Part76 unread / 76Robertgreaves, January 6
Nickelini's ROOTS 202374 unread / 74rabbitprincess, January 5
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 2023134 unread / 134benitastrnad, January 4
KWharton is back!32 unread / 32KWharton, January 4
Rebeki's 2023 ROOTing37 unread / 37Caramellunacy, January 3
Familyhistorian's ROOTs read in 2023150 unread / 150rabbitprincess, January 2
atozgrl (Irene) Tries ROOTs in 202324 unread / 24atozgrl, January 2
Jackie's 2023 ROOTs - 2nd thread117 unread / 117Jackie_K, January 2
EAM's Gonna Try It Again in 202328 unread / 28Henrik_Madsen, January 2
ca_dmv...Here I Go Again!41 unread / 41ca_dmv, January 1
Caramellunacy's 2023 Excavations into Mt TBR66 unread / 66Caramellunacy, January 1
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 3214 unread / 214rosalita, January 1
detailmuse … ROOTing the best books first in 202395 unread / 95DetailMuse, January 1
Henrik's ROOTing is more needed than ever76 unread / 76Henrik_Madsen, January 1
Majkia's ROOTs157 unread / 157rabbitprincess, January 1
Connie ROOTs for another year in 2023292 unread / 292connie53, January 1
Coach of Alva's 2023 Roots70 unread / 70Coach_of_Alva, January 1
"I Read a Lot" -- but how many ROOTS will rabbitprincess read in 2023?129 unread / 129rabbitprincess, December 31, 2023
fuzzi ROOT ROOT ROOTs in 2023!53 unread / 53fuzzi, December 31, 2023
rocketjk's 2023 Read Yer Own60 unread / 60rocketjk, December 31, 2023
Cheli is ROOTing again 202351 unread / 51cyderry, December 31, 2023
Bumblesby's ROOTs47 unread / 47bumblesby, December 31, 2023
Cecilturtle's true roots71 unread / 71Cecilturtle, December 31, 2023
Crazy4reading (Monica) ROOTs in 202314 unread / 14crazy4reading, December 30, 2023
Elizabeth (readingtangent)'s 2023 ROOTs27 unread / 27rabbitprincess, December 30, 2023
Vestafan's ROOTing still not complete!30 unread / 30Caramellunacy, December 30, 2023
Kristel's ROOTs in 202377 unread / 77Kristelh, December 30, 2023
si reads in 202371 unread / 71si, December 30, 2023
BookDoc16: Back Again for 202321 unread / 21BookDoc16, December 29, 2023
Curioussquared pulls more ROOTs in 2023213 unread / 213curioussquared, December 29, 2023
Mstrust's ROOTs- I Almost Tripped On Them102 unread / 102mstrust, December 28, 2023
QuestingA's 2023 ROOT Challenge59 unread / 59QuestingA, December 27, 2023
MissWatson ROOTs169 unread / 169karenmarie, December 25, 2023
Clue (Luanne) Reads On in 202346 unread / 46clue, December 24, 2023
torontoc reads books from her shelves42 unread / 42torontoc, December 20, 2023
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread54 unread / 54HelenBaker, December 18, 2023
HelenNZ back again for 202343 unread / 43HelenBaker, December 18, 2023
justchris is ROOTing down in the cellar in 202340 unread / 40DetailMuse, December 15, 2023
Sally Lou's 2023 ROOT challenge54 unread / 54sallylou61, December 11, 2023
Handshakes' 2023 Challenge20 unread / 20handshakes, December 8, 2023
Eg's Roots23 unread / 23EGBERTINA, December 3, 2023
DisassemblyOfReason's 2023 ROOTs25 unread / 25DisassemblyOfReason, December 2, 2023
Moneypenny's 2023 ROOT Log28 unread / 28Miss_Moneypenny, November 30, 2023
Lilisin ROOTS in 2023!34 unread / 34lilisin, November 2023
LoraShouse is ready to ROOT again in 202338 unread / 38LoraShouse, October 2023
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread47 unread / 47benitastrnad, October 2023
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023 continued36 unread / 36Robertgreaves, September 2023
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread64 unread / 64cyderry, September 2023
I think I'm ready to try13 unread / 13EGBERTINA, August 2023
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023200 unread / 200Robertgreaves, August 2023
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread59 unread / 59enemyanniemae, August 2023
lindapanzo's 2023 ROOTs15 unread / 15connie53, July 2023
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 2153 unread / 153BLBera, July 2023
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread110 unread / 110benitastrnad, July 2023
Jackie's 2023 ROOTs127 unread / 127Jackie_K, July 2023
pnppl explores her Terran ROOTs (2023)34 unread / 34pnppl, June 2023
question4 unread / 4EGBERTINA, May 2023
Elizabeth's ROOTs 202312 unread / 12connie53, May 2023
karenmarie attempts to redeem herself in 2023 - part I45 unread / 45connie53, May 2023
Floremolla ROOTs around in 202321 unread / 21connie53, May 2023
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 1264 unread / 264rosalita, May 2023
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread55 unread / 55benitastrnad, May 2023
MARCH ROOT - Progress Thread78 unread / 78benitastrnad, April 2023
Lynda (Carmenere) Goes Back to Her ROOTS20 unread / 20connie53, April 2023
FEBRUARY ROOT - Progress thread80 unread / 80cyderry, March 2023
questions3 unread / 3connie53, February 2023
How to create a ticker NEW STYLE2 unread / 2connie53, February 2023
Ticker help please10 unread / 10connie53, February 2023
Ann_R Tends Her ROOTs in 202318 unread / 18Ann_R, February 2023
JANUARY ROOT - PROGRESS THREAD78 unread / 78Robertgreaves, February 2023
Wandaly's ROOTS for 2023!6 unread / 6wandaly, January 2023
Themeless 20234 unread / 4Ann_R, January 2023
Robertgreavs ROOTing again in 20233 unread / 3connie53, January 2023
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