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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November
  • 1Q84—Haruki Murakami * recommended
  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—Junot Diaz * recommended
  • The Living—Annie Dillard
October
  • Don’t Let It Be True—Jo Barrett (I can’t believe I actually read this… pap)
  • Cavedwellers—Dorothy Allison
September
  • Girlfriend 44—Mark Barrowcliffe
  • The Winter Without Milk: Stories—Jane Avrich
August
  • Confederacy of Dunces—John Kennedy Tool (rereading!)
  • Life—Keith Richards
July
  • All the King’s Men—Robert Penn Warren
June
  • The Motel Life—Willy Vlautin
  • Say Her Name—Francisco Goldman * recommended
  • Hardboiled and Hard Luck—Banana Yoshimoto
May
  • The Long Goodbye—Meghan O’Rourke
  • The Secret Scripture—Sebastian Barry
April
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel—Paolo Giordano
  • Class: A Guide Through the American Status System—Paul Fussell
March
  • Beloved—Toni Morrison
  • Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries—Molly Caldwell Crosby
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic—Alison Bechdel
February
  • Look Me in the Eye—John Elder Robison
  • The Corrections—Jonathan Franzen
  • Dry—Augusten Burroughs
  • In the End—Lydia Davis
January
  • The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists [Imitation Leather]—Neil Strauss
  • Little Bee—Chris Cleave 3 years ago

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