Porto Coffee Creatives Books List (Updated)

Porto Coffee Creatives Books List (Updated)

This is a continually updated list for the Porto Coffee Creatives Book Club for past and future books.

Next Up - The Source by Dr Tara Swart

[Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash]. Originally published March 2023

Books We've Read

  • How To Read A Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch (Aug 2023)
  • Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Jul 2023)
  • The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera (Jun 2023)
  • Rising Strong by Brené Brown (Apr 2023)
  • War of Art by Stephen Pressfield (Mar 2023)
  • The Artist's Way by Juliet Cameron (Jan 2023)

Books On the Future List

  • Do Better With Less: Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth, by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu (4)
  • Pensar bem. Nos faz bem! by Mario Sergio Cortella (4) (em portugues)
  • No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani (4)
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (5)
  • Beginners Guide to Dream Interpretation by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (5)
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (5) / The Opposite of Fate: Memoirs of a Writing Life by Amy Tan (5) / The Many Lives of Mama Love: A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing, and Healing by Lara Love Hardin (5)
  • Why Read the Classics by Italo Calvino (6)
  • How Music Works by David Byrne (6)
  • A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry by Czesław Miłosz (6)
  • Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop by  (1)
  • Gender Discourse and Desire in the 20th Century Brazilian Womens' Literature by Cristina Ferreira-Pinto (1)
  • Winging It by Emma Isaacs (1)
  • On Writing by Stephen King (2) / On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry (2)
  • Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland (2)
  • Brain Food by Lisa Moscani (3)
  • Take Six: Six Portuguese Women Writers (Margaret Jull Costa (Editor/Translator) (3)
  • Hello World: Where Design Meets Life – Alice Rawsthorn (3)

Maybe Maybe Book List

  • Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose (USA)
  • Steal Like an Artist (Trilogy) by Austin Kleon (USA)
  • You Are an Artist by Sara Urist Green (USA)
  • Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (USA)
  • Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O'Donohue (EUR)
  • Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by António R. Damásio  (EUR)
  • The Polymath by Waqas Ahmed (EUR)
  • Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin (USA)
  • How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy (EUR)
  • Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World by Yuval Harari (INT)

Finishing Up

What Books would you read for a creative book club?



Duncan is an aspiring creative nomad, who publishes random lists and tools for roleplaying games. Hobbies include salsa, games, books, podcasts, languages and history.
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