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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kmar is doing 15 things including…

Keep a list of the books I read in 2012

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2012 Reading List

May 2012

  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  • The Book of Drugs: A Memoir by Mike Doughty
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Twins: A Novel by Marcy Dermansky
  • 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • Making Piece by Beth Howard
April 2012
  • A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Good in a Crisis: A Memoir by Margaret Overton
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Stories by Doris Lessing
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
  • Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster

March 2012

  • The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens
  • Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart
  • Run by Ann Patchett
  • Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

February 2012

  • Voluntary Madness: Lost and Found in the Mental Healthcare System by Norah Vincent
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals by Maarten Troost
  • The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
  • The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman
  • The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi

January 2012

  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • Day of Tears by Julius Lester
  • The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Color of Heaven by Kim Dong Hwa
  • The Color of Water by Kim Dong Hwa
  • How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford
  • The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • A Girl, a Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills by Lizabeth Zindel

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