Hi everyone! Welcome to RemindMeToRead! I’m LaTonya and today’s video, as you can
see from the title is called, “I’m currently reading 63 books”. You might be
thinking, “Whoa, you’re such a multitasker!” but honestly no no no no the most books
I read at one time is probably like two maybe three, but not 63. Where I got this
number from, 63 books, it’s just the number of books I’ve worked as currently
reading on Goodreads and I just have not finished reading those books or
marked them as finished on a Goodreads. So what we’re going to be doing today for
this video is we’re going to be going through the list of those “currently
reading” books. So we’re either going to be marking them as “DNF”, which means “did
not finish” or we’re going to just delete them as a whole and come back to them
later or I’m going to leave them alone and actually finish the books that are
on the list. Whatever is left. I should mention that I will not be talking about
what the books are about. Just to keep this video short as possible. My
computer’s right here. I’m going to start with my oldest book on the list.
The Time Traveler’s Wife. I started reading it in December 2013.
Six years ago. I own the book. Actually it’s not here with me in my
dorm, I do not think I’ll be finishing it anytime soon so I’m going to go ahead
and delete it. Next up is How to Win Friends and Influence People. My aunt
gave me this book and I felt like in 2013 I needed that book so I could learn how
to connect with people, I just don’t know how to create long lasting relationships
with people. I feel that people need to like me more than I like
them for me to build long lasting relationships. So I got this book
thinking that it will teach me some things and I have not read it since. Just from
the beginning of the book, it tells you that to make connections with people you should
ask the, questions or make them seem interesting and I feel like that’s just
enough information. You don’t have to read the whole book, but one day I do really want
to read it. Next is The Alchemist, also started in December 2013. I definitely
need to finish this book because I actually own it as an ebook and I got
through it. I remember I was like halfway done or more than halfway
through, I just never finished it because I was reading it in a bookstore and I
just never finished it but I will. That’s the plan. Every Day by David Levithan.
I’ve been wanting to read this book from the moment I heard what it was about. I could
never get pass the first page for some reason. I don’t know. And now it’s a movie.
I did plan to read it before the movie came out but that didn’t happen.
So I think I’m pretty comfortable deleting it off my list right now
because I don’t know when I’m going to read it. There’s a sequel. I’m just not in the mood for that. Next! And mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, which is my favorite
author. He wrote my favorite book, The Kite Runner. I have not read this
book. This is his latest novel. I have not read it yet.
I don’t know why, but I definitely want to keep it on the list. Now those are all
the books I started but did not finish in 2015. Now we’re gonna move on to 2014.
Which the first book in January was Fifty Shades Freed. Now back in 2013, I had
started the 50 shades of Grey series and I was enjoying it. I think the
movie was coming out and I planned to go back and re-read from the beginning. I
watched the first movie. Haven’t seen the others and just haven’t had any motivation
to see the movies or re-reread the books. So I think I’m gonna delete that off
my list. I don’t know. But maybe someday I’ll finish reading. It’s Kind
of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. I actually did read this book, so I
think I just need to delete that. I don’t know why it’s still on there.
Next is Love Letters to the Dead. This book was all over Tumblr, I believe when
I planned to read it, but I don’t think that I found any interest in it, so that gonna
be deleted. BYE. Before I Fall. I think I got like 30% into it. 40%. And the time
traveling…I mean whatever was happening. Going back in time got
annoying to me. so I pretty much put it down and never picked it back up, so I
haven’t seen the movie. Yeah I’m gonna delete that. Next a book I started reading June
16th is The Book Thief. I seen a movie. I loved the movie. It made
me cry, but I just never finished it. It was good though. In the beginning, but I
just put it down. I still have it, so I should read that. So I’m gonna keep that on
the list. Next is The Martian by Andy Weir. I remember reading this and
getting bored in the first chapter because he kept talking about potatoes
and I was just like “Oh my gosh! I’m over it” I’ve seen the movie already. I don’t think I’m going to read the book. These are the books that I started reading in 2015. Horns
by Joe Hill. This is Stephen King’s son. This is a movie as well starring
Daniel Radcliffe, so I think that’s why I wanted to read it, but I don’t think
I’m going to read that. I’m deleting it. Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay. I love Roxane Gay on Twitter. I think I got two essays into it and I stopped. I don’t know why. I probably had
to return it back to the library. I’ll delete Bad Feminist because
I just haven’t been in the mood for essays. Next is a summer read from 2015. All the Bright
Places by Jennifer Niven. I remember starting this book. I just couldn’t get into
it. I didn’t get far so it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Confessed by Colleen
Hoover. I have this book. I got it on sale for like five dollars.
Yeah. Don’t know when I’m going to read it. Is this the one that’s a series
or something? About the painter or something? I don’t know. I have no clue.
Next is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I definitely want to read this. I actually
have a whole plan since it’s based off of Harry Potter. I’ve been trying to
read the Harry Potter series. Then I’m going to read Fangirl. Re-read it. And
then read this for the first time. Just so I can get any Harry Potter
references or something. I think I will be restarting it. The Diviners. When
I first heard about this book and started reading it, people weren’t really talking
about it. Last year or so, people were talking about how much they enjoy this
book, this series, and I don’t think I’m going to get into it because I didn’t
really like it when I first started it. So that’s a DNF. Delete. Next is More Happy
Than Not by Adam Silvera. I remember this book. I think I’ve tried
starting it twice. Some people have enjoyed it. I’ve
only read one book by Adam Silvera which he did with Becky Albertalli: What If
It’s Us. I love that book, but More Happy Than Not…I don’t think I really got into
that. Thanks For The Trouble by Tommy Wallach. I loved his other book. I meant to finish that but I only got two or three chapters into it. Never
finished it. I don’t own it, so I’m going to delete it. Year of yes by Shonda Rhimes. I
definitely want to read this. This is her memoir type, self-help book. I did get
pretty far into it. I just don’t remember where I was.
Okay now we’re into the 2016 books. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: And it’s All Small
Stuff. I bought this book because it was cheap. I think I was looking to get free
shipping or something. Yeah I probably won’t read it ever. Even though I do own it.
Blue is for Nightmares. I don’t even remember what this book is
about. I think it was recommended to me and I did try to read it, but I don’t even know what it’s about. Yeah we’re gonna delete that. The Google
Resume. I was really interested in this book to see what those interviews for
Google, Apple, and Microsoft are like. I’ll find interview information
elsewhere, so I don’t really need to read a book. A Mind for Numbers. I actually
do you want to finish this book because I bought it one day. I was just really
sad in a book store and I remember seeing this book and I thought it would
really help me. Because it’s about how to excel at math. I thought it would help
me see some techniques on how to study. I picked it up way back in 2016 but I only
just bought the book last year. I’ve been writing notes in it. I will leave it on
there because I do want to finish it. There’s plenty of inspiration in that book. Next is
Smoke. This is the sequel to Burned by Ellen Hopkins.
I love Burned. Her books are really expensive, so I just never picked it up. I
would like to read it but I’m going to delete this. Fear the Hacker by Arthur
Squires. This is the very first book someone sent
me to read. They sent it as a PDF so I wasn’t accustom to reading books
like that. So I just never really got into it.
So I’m going to delete it. Makes me feel bad. but yeah. I’m never gonna read it.
PDF. I can’t. Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
I intended to read this. I believe it’s a LGBTQ book, but I’m in no rush, so it’s
getting deleted. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. I had started this.
Didn’t finish it, but I felt like the storyline is good. The plot. So I bought
it. i just haven’t gotten to it yet. This was back in 2016 when I first
started it, But I just bought the book last year, so I will leave it on my
currently reading list. Next is another summer read from 2016. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I had read her other book, Since You’ve Been
Gone that summer. I just never finished this. It was probably a library book and had to return it. I don’t know what
it’s about. I forgot. If I were going to read a Morgan Matson book, it would be her
latest book with the wedding and not this one. So I’m going to delete it.
Next was an August read in 2016. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I started it. Didn’t
get anywhere with it so we’re going to delete it. I was obviously trying to
read books that were kind of scary for October in 2016.
The Shining by Stephen King. That book is too long, I believe. So I don’t think
I’m ever going to read it. Haven’t even seen the movie. Another October read in 2016 was “F”
by Daniel Kehlmann. I think I got halfway through or something like that.
It wasn’t bad. It’s more adult fiction. I had to return it to the library. A lot of
these books will be books I had to return to the library and I just never
picked it back up. I don’t think the plot really caught me enough to make me go
back and find it. This book by Issa Rae, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
I had got pretty far into that book. Delete. Now for the books I started
reading in 2017. Always & Forever, Lara Jean was the first book I started
reading. I love the way the series ended when it was a duology, so when I saw that
there was a third book of course I bought it because I love the first two books, but
I think I psyched myself out and I just couldn’t finish this one. I do plan to
read it because other people say that it’s good. People who love the first two
books they said it’s a good ending. I’m just not gonna read it too soon. Maybe before the
movie comes out. Next, When Dimple Met Rishi. I do want to read it this summer
because I saw ChanelleTime, here on booktube, she said that this is a summer
read she wants to pick up and that really inspired me so I plan to read it.
Next, The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. DNF. Delete. I
didn’t like the poetry in this book. You guys give it too much hype. I’m sorry.
I will not be reading it. Gemina. I enjoyed illuminae, but the fact that the second book, Gemina, doesn’t have the same characters. I stopped
reading it so…DNF. The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han.
I own this trilogy. I actually bought the really thick version of it, so I do plan to
read it eventually. I don’t think I’m interested right now compared to the other reads that I want to read. Next, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. I read the
first book. I gave it 3 stars. When will I read it? I don’t know. It’s not a DNF. I’m
going to read it but am I gonna delete it now off my list? Delete because I gotta restart it anyway. I don’t remember anything. Next is a September read in 2017. Women in
Tech. I remember a quote in this book that says women apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the
requirements and men apply for jobs if they meet like sixty percent or less, so
women should just go ahead and apply for jobs because you can always learn once
you get the job. Any of the skills you need. So that has been like
one inspiration from this book that I got. I just never finished it.
Will I finish it? Hopefully some day. I’m just going to
delete it because I have to restart it anyway. Next, The Hating Game. I think I
probably read the first page and that’s it. I don’t know what the book is
about. Oh! It’s a hate to love or something like that. And it’s gonna be a movie. I’ll
probably read it when the movie is done so delete. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn
Hugo. I started reading this book before the hype. Not to brag, but I started
reading it in 2017 of November and only last year did I start seeing people talk
about it so much and I was like, “I was reading that book and I stopped for some
reason”. I think I got pretty far. She was on her fourth husband when I
stopped, so I don’t remember what page it is so I’m going to have to reread it from the beginning.
I want to keep this on the list. Next, The Light We Lost by Jill Santopillo. I got
pretty far in this book too but I returned it to the library and I can’t
remember what page I was on so I have to restart it from the beginning. I’m not in a
rush to read this one. So I’m going to delete it. The last book I marked as
currently reading in 2017 is All Our Wrongs Today. This book sounds very
interesting. It’s about going back in time. Which
I found very interesting. It’s just that I don’t think I can read it this year
compared to everything else that I want to read. Now for the first book I
started reading in 2018. You guys, we’re getting close to 2019.
Hold on. Between the World and Me. This book I remember starting it because I
was trying to read books by Black authors. I couldn’t get into it because I
just wasn’t ready for nonfiction at the time. So I ended up putting it down and I
will delete it now. Next, This Love Story will Self-Destruct. I did not get this
far. I do want to read this. I want to keep it on the list. Next is Far From the
Tree by Robin Benway. this is about three siblings who were each adopted
separately and they come together or something like that.
I’m going to delete it because I don’t know when I’m going to pick it up. Shatter Me by
Tahereh Mafi. I don’t see the hype. I listened to the audiobook and the audiobook is
terrible, so I don’t know when I’m going to read it. Ever. I don’t know.
Next is the Night Circus. I definitely want to read this book. Will I read it in
time? I do want to read it. I didn’t get far. I
will read it this year. I will. Moving on. Emergency Contact.
I’m DNF-ing in this book because I really couldn’t get into it. I wasn’t interested
at all. Next is this book, The Science of
Everything: How Things Work in our World. I picked this up hoping to read a
little bit of it every single day and I haven’t done that. I’ll probably start
doing it tomorrow because there’s a lot of cool information in there. You just want
to be a little bit smarter so you can have those conversations with people.
That’s why I got it. Next, You Are a Badass at Making Money. I was hoping this
book will help me learn to save. But I’m going to delete it. Probably not DNF but delete. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This is a poetry book, so it
should have been a quick read I just never got to it. Hate to Want You by Alicia RaI. I
think I bought this. I need to read it. It’s a series. Merry Inkmas by Thalia Hibbert.
That is a christmas-themed book. I will not be reading it anytime soon. We
have reached the 2019 books. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio. I do plan
to read this, this year. So I’m going to keep it on my list. I’m only on page 8. Next, Opposite of Always. That’s a decent length into the book. I’m gonna keep it on the list because I do want to finish. It’s Not Supposed to Be
This Way. This title alone really caught me. I feel like it’s relatable. Of course I
feel this exact same way. It’s a Christian book so
that appeals to me. Next, is Sapiens. This book was recommended by Chris Evans.
Captain America himself. But when I started it, I felt like I need to take notes.
There’s a lot of information and you don’t want to get lost. I do want to read
it eventually, because it does seem like it will teach me a lot, but I can’t do that
right now. This is a book that I’m on currently. Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix. I am NOT that deep into this book. That’s how far I am. I do
plan to finish this book. Maybe next month. So that’s staying on the list. Next is
Black Enough. I really want to finish this book, but at the same time I don’t,
It’s a bunch of short stories and I’m realizing I don’t like short stories so
why am I torturing myself. I should keep it on there, right? I’m undecided. I’m
keeping it. Next, is Queenie. I just started this in April.
Did not get far at all. I’m on page 16. I definitely want to read this maybe I’ll
finish it next month. Last is The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.
This book, I’ve read it in the book form, the eBook form, the audiobook, so obviously
I’m determined to finish it, but it just might not happen within this month. I can
keep it on this list for now. That’s it for the books on my currently
reading list. Once you factor in all the books I’ve deleted, this is the number of
books that I have left on my list. YAAAAY! A much better number than 63 books.
Anyway, thank you guys for watching. This video was fun. Maybe you guys can do a similar video as well. I don’t know if anyone else has done a video like this before.
It felt really good to just spring clean all those books away that I
probably will never read again. So thank you guys for watching. Subscribe! Do
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