8 must-read books for creatives from our top 2022 reads

Hollie Arnett
12 min readAug 2, 2023

Trying to read more non-fiction this year? Want to learn things to move your creative business forward? Or maybe you’re on a mission to hit your yearly Goodreads book goal! Either way, I’ve got you covered with some amazing recommendations for books that the Studio Book Club and I read in 2022. We loved them, learnt from them, and reckon you’ll get loads from them too.

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What we read in The Studio Book Club

In case you missed it, I started a free community in 2022 called The Studio. The Studio is a virtual shared space for creators to connect, work, and grow together and since it opened, its been amazing to see connections made, resources shared, feedback given, opportunities offered, and so much more!

To make The Studio even better, in September I added a book club designed to motivate creatives to read books that would help them in their business. Everyone can suggest books, and each month we vote on what we want to read next. There is a weekly chapter goal to help you stay on track and in the last week of the month, we answer a daily question and talk about what we learnt!

In 2022, we read & recommend:

(Dis)Connected by Emma Gannon

The official blurb reads…

“Millennials might have grown up online but now they want to log off. And it’s not just millennials. A year of lockdowns, Zoom meetings and reduced physical contact has made us more dependent on the internet than ever before — but has it lost its humanity?

Our focus on community and real connection has been sent off-course and we’re becoming more aware of how the algorithm manipulates us and how our data has made us a product to be sold. So, where do we go from here and how can we get back on track? (Dis)connected examines these topics and offers tangible tips and advice for those of us who might feel a little



Hollie Arnett

Brand strategist & coach for creatives. Helping artists & makers build your brand, share your work & own your moxie.