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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GrammaG in Normal is doing 18 things including…

read all the Newbery Award winners

54 cheers


GrammaG has written 2 entries about this goal

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009)

I started this months ago and finally managed to finish last night. It’s an engaging, enjoyable, unique story so I’m not sure why it took me so long to finish. The starting and stopping made it hard for me to stay completely engaged and connected to the characters, but each time I let myself get a good stretch of reading in, it was hard to put down.


The List

I’ve read the books in bold.
2012 Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos
2011 Moon Over Manifest – Clare Vanderpool (4/5)
2010 When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead (4/5)
2009 The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman (4/5)
2008 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village – Laura Amy Schiltz (5/5)
2007 The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron (3.5/5)
2006 Criss Cross – Lynne Rae Perkins (5/5)
2005 Kira-Kira – Cynthia Kadohata (3.5/5)
2004 The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo (4.5/5)
2003 Crispin: The Cross of Lead – Avi (3/5)
2002 A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park (3/5)
2001 A Year Down Yonder – Richard Peck (4/5)
2000 Bud, Not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis (3/5)

1999 Holes – Louis Sachar (5/5)
1998 Out of the Dust – Karen Hesse (4/5)
1997 The View from Saturday – E.L. Konigsburg (5/5)
1996 The Midwife’s Apprentice – Karen Cushman (4/5)
1995 Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech (4/5)
1994 The Giver – Lois Lowry (5/5)
1993 Missing May – Cynthia Rylant (4/5)
1992 Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (4/5)
1991 Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli (4.5/5)
1990 Number the Stars – Lois Lowry (5/5)

1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices – Paul Fleischman
1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography – Russell Freedman
1987 The Whipping Boy – Sid Fleischman
1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall – Patricia MacLachlan
1985 The Hero and the Crown Robin McKinley
1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary
1983 Dicey’s Song – Cynthia Voigt
1982 A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers – Nancy Willard
1981 Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
1980 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832 – Joan W. Blos (3/5)

1979 The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
1978 Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
1977 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
1976 The Grey King – Susan Cooper
1975 M. C. Higgins, the Great – Virginia Hamilton
1974 The Slave Dancer – Paula Fox
1973 Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George
1972 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Robert C. O’Brien
1971 Summer of the Swans – Betsy Byars
1970 Sounder – William H. Armstrong

1969 The High King – Lloyd Alexander
1968 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E. L. Konigsburg
1967 Up a Road Slowly – Irene Hunt
1966 I, Juan de Pareja – Elizabeth Borton de Trevi�o
1965 Shadow of a Bull – Maia Wojciechowska
1964 It’s Like This, Cat – Emily Neville
1963 A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
1962 The Bronze Bow – Elizabeth George Speare
1961 Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
1960 Onion John – Joseph Krumgold

1959 The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare
1958 Rifles for Watie – Harold Keith
1957 Miracles on Maple Hill – Virginia Sorensen
1956 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch – Jean Lee Latham
1955 The Wheel on the School – Meindert DeJong
1954 ...And Now Miguel – Joseph Krumgold
1953 Secret of the Andes – Ann Nolan Clark
1952 Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes
1951 Amos Fortune, Free Man – Elizabeth Yates
1950 The Door in the Wall – Marguerite de Angeli

1949 King of the Wind – Marguerite Henry
1948 The Twenty-One Balloons – William P�ne du Bois
1947 Miss Hickory – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946 Strawberry Girl – Lois Lenski
1945 Rabbit Hill – Robert Lawson
1944 Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes
1943 Adam of the Road – Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942 The Matchlock Gun – Walter Edmonds
1941 Call It Courage – Armstrong Sperry
1940 Daniel Boone – James Daugherty

1939 Thimble Summer – Elizabeth Enright
1938 The White Stag – Kate Seredy
1937 Roller Skates – Ruth Sawyer
1936 Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink
1935 Dobry – Monica Shannon
1934 Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women – Cornelia Meigs
1933 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze – Elizabeth Lewis
1932 Waterless Mountain – Laura Adams Armer
1931 The Cat Who Went to Heaven – Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years – Rachel Field

1929 The Trumpeter of Krakow – Eric P. Kelly
1928 Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon – Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927 Smoky, the Cowhorse – Will James
1926 Shen of the Sea – Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925 Tales from Silver Lands – Charles Finger
1924 The Dark Frigate – Charles Hawes
1923 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle – Hugh Lofting
1922 The Story of Mankind – Hendrik Willem van Loon

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