What Is Kaiana Reading: Summer Book List

Welcome to the ongoing series of "What is Kaiana Reading," where I get to tell you about the books I bought and why I bought them. Kind of like a book haul.

Self-development books, hobby books, business books etc.

You may or may not know that I am not a fan of fiction books. I've read only one fiction book that I've absolutely adored in the past 5 years.

I know... tragic.

But I love self-development books, they provide me with fresh perspectives and new knowledge that I'm ecstatic to implement in my life. I love the step-by-step help and the write your answer sections in the books.

If you want to see how I implement my love for self-development books into my Christian fiction books check out the blog post 7 reasons why I like my fiction books to be self-developmental.

The cool thing about this series is that there is a wide variety of books that I read and blog about (e.g., vegan cooking, home organization, gardening, business and stocks, public speaking and more). So, if you have a particular self-development book or category that you're interested in reading but don't want to waste your money on buying the wrong book, this series will help you out.

So, here's the lineup for the rest of my summer reading...

The Home Edit Life

Written by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

On the front of the book it literally says, "The no guilt guide to owning what you want and organizing everything." So, minimalism might be out the door for me, after I finish reading this book.

The book is filled with everything from closet organization to kid's rooms, to the junk drawer. I'm looking forward to reading the section on phone organization. I don't have a lot of apps, but I love the seamless look when it comes to my technology so I'm excited.

Marketing 101 Low and No-cost Ways To Grow Your Business Online & Off

written by Jim Cockrum

If you watch my YouTube channel you are familiar with my company "Inspiring Courage." I made it when I was 17 years old, and it is a Christian investment company where I sponsor businesses and have charity events and just help people out.

Because of Inspiring Courage, I was able to acquire some more businesses plus it helps me sell my wonderful books. So, I'm all for business books and how to market better when you have little to no money.

The author couldn't have spelled it out any better. It says everything in the title. So, I'm looking forward to learning more about video content and picture marketing.

I'm telling you now, this book will be covered in sticky notes and yellow highlights.

The Only Investment You'll Ever Need

Written by Andrew Tobias

I was a little hesitant to buy this one because of the title... it sounded like it was overselling.

But when I opened the book to see what it was offering it mentioned IRA investments. If you don't know anything about it, check out the book.

I had the opportunity of opening such an investment plan in the early part of this year and I don't regret doing it and it is fantastic. So, I figured if it mentioned that among other things, it was worth reading.

Mind Your Business

Written by Ilana Griffo

This book is esthetically pleasing. I love the look, the feel, and the texture, not to mention the title was spot on. I immediately gravitated to this book and there was no way I was going to not buy it.

I really love this book (even though I haven't officially read it yet) because it is a full-blown workbook. If you read my recent book "Listening To God," you already know that I love and value workbooks. So this book is definitely my favorite out of the bunch.

Weeknight One-Pot Vegan Cooking

Written by Nicole Malik

Okay, so I have a confession. I don't like cooking.

Now don't get me wrong. I love eating, and I will cook to stay alive. But I dread cooking. So, why did I buy a cookbook? Because I want to eat better without feeling like my options are only between rice, beans, potatoes, and salad.

So, I bought a vegan cookbook that only requires one-pot.

I don't know about you but juggling 2 or more pots while trying to not overheat in the kitchen is exhausting for me, so I loved the fact that I just needed one pot. That's what sold me.

I'm honestly, excited to see how the food turns out. I'll be doing some vlogs on it over on my YouTube channel. So, if you haven't seen my YouTube channel, go check it out. You can click here.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Written by Hill McSheehy

I kill plants. I'm sorry. I just never had that superpower to grow things. But I've always wanted a garden. I love the smells and the colors. I love watering them (that's usually how I end up killing them... over watering), playing classical music for them and making sure they get plenty of sun.

So, I bought a book, because I want to be serious about this gardening stuff. Especially since the prices of food and gas are going up. So, I'm pretty determined.

We'll see if I kill any plants along the way. You can follow my journey on YouTube by clicking here.

So that is the summer reading list. I'll be posting updates on how I've been enjoying each one and possibly show you the outcomes and effects in my life. I think it will be pretty fun.

I can't end this blog post without mentioning that HEROISM is coming out in about 2 weeks. I'm excited and I can't wait for you to read the book.

You can check out the book by clicking here

Thank you so much for reading this blog. I had fun writing it.

Love you muchly 🖤