Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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create a list of 100 must-read books and read them. (read all 10 entries…)

1. Anna Karenina: Leo Tolstoy
2. As I Lay Dying: William Faulkner
3. To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf4. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler: Italo Calvino
5. Labyrinths: Jorge Luis Borges
6. The Picture of Dorian Gray: Oscar Wilde
7. Crime and Punishment: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: James Joyce
9. The Essential Plays: Anton Chekhov
10. Madame Bovary: Gustave Flaubert
11. A Doll’s House: Henrik Ibsen
12. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. Great Expectations: Charles Dickens
14: Thus Spake Zarathustra: Friedrich Nietzsche
15. Les Miserables: Victor Hugo
(next!) 16. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
17. Vanity Fair: William Thackeray
18. The Chronicles of Narnia: C.S. Lewis
19. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
20. Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad
21. The Complete Stories: Flannery O’Connor
22. The House of Mirth: Edith Wharton
23. Selected Poems: William Carlos Williams
24. The Bell Jar: Sylvia Plath
25. The Portable Dorothy Parker: Dorothy Parker


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