All the books we read in 2016

All the books we read in 2016

As well as writing books 3 to 9 this year (with Wella, Nestlé, Nike, the Barbican, the House of St Barnabas and LUCA School of Arts) in 2016 we also read a fair deal. So here’s all the books that our little team have been thumbing our way through in 2016. It’s a really interesting mix of novels and non-fiction; new work and classics; introductions, discoveries and re-reads. If you want a recommendation, just get in touch.

(Re)Work – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
A Geek in Japan – Hector Garcia
Alone Together – Sherry Turkle
Another Day in Death of America – Gary Younge
Art Therapy Sourcebook – Cathy Malchiodi 
Authors of the Estate – Andre Anderson + St Raphaels Estate
Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method – Per Kristiansen, Robert Rasmussen  
Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneu
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept – Elizabeth Smart
Chinese Rules: Five Timeless Lessons for Succeeding in China -Tim Clissold
Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine
Creativity – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Curation – Michael Bhaskar
Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else – David Balzer 
Delicious Foods – James Hannaham
Do Cool Shit – Miki Agrawal
First Bite. How we learn to eat – Bee Wilson.
Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 
Gamestroming – Dave Gray
Ghana Must Go – Taiye Selasi 
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
How to Think Like an Entrepreneur – Philip Delves Broughton
Impro – Keith Johnstone 
Impro for Storytellers – Keith Johnstone 
Into the Woods – John Yorke
Japan – Paul Norbury
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg 
Let my people go surfing – Yves Chouinard
Looking for Transwonderland – Noo Saro-Wiwa
Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays – Rebecca Solnit
My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels Book 1)- Elena Ferrante
Mythomania – Peter Conrad
Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
On Beauty – Zadie Smith
On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan
Out of Time – Miranda Sawyer
Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire 
Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig
Reinventing Organizations – Frederic Laloux
Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle Book 5 – Karl Ove Knausgaard
South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami
Sprint – Jake Knapp
Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels Book 2) – Elena Ferrante
Subliminal – Bernard Mlodinow
Swing Time – Zadie Smith
The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
The Book of Doing – Allison Arden
The death of Marco Pantani – Matt Rendell
The Doodle Revolution – Sunni Brown
The Eaves of Heaven: A life in three wars – Andrew X Pham
The GCHQ Puzzle Book – GCHQ
The Girls – Emma Cline
The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shulka
The great caper – Michael Coverney
The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
The Power – Naomi Alderman
The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
The Sellout – Paul Beatty
The Songlines – Bruce Chatwin
The Story of the Lost Child (Neapolitan Novels Book 4)- Elena Ferrante
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
The Utopia of Rules – David Graeber
The War on Women – Sue Lloyd Roberts 
The Woman Destroyed – Simone de Beauvoir
Theatre of the Oppressed – Augusto Boal
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
This is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz
This is London – Ben Judah.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Neapolitan Novels Book 3) – Elena Ferrante
Tom Jobim – Wagner Homem & Luiz Roberto Oliveira
Trans: A Memoir – Juliet Jacques
Transit – Rachel Cusk
Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual – Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh
Ways of Seeing – John Berger
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – Beverly Tatum