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Book Recommendations for Portuguese Learners

Updated: Sep 29

Book Recommendations part 2

I want to start asking you if you have read our previous post about book recommendations. If you have not, click here to read that one first, then come back and see more.

Following that last book recommendation of simple beginners short stories I have chosen for you, we are going to be talking about books for beginners to intermediate short stories and text books. I hope you like these Book Recommendations for Portuguese Learners.

Let's start with...

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Beginner to Intermediate Level Short Stories

Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Learners
Portuguese short stories for intermediate learners

This one is is a good choice if you believe the beginner's books would be to easy for you. Remember to always challenge yourself. If you feel that the book is too easy to comfortable, you need a better challenge.

Buy it here

Beginner to Intermediate Level Children's Books

Turma da Mônica Lendas para Crianças
lendas da turma da monica

Last time we mentioned specific folklore titles for you to read. This time we have a very simple but amazing book by Maurício de Souza. We this one, you can read a little bit of various tales.

Buy it here

Brazilian Literature

O meu pé de laranja lima by José Mauro de Vasconcelos
meu pé de laranja lima

This one is a classic story that our children read when they are in primary school. It is at the perfect level for an Intermediate to Advanced level learner. I read it a few times in my teenage years, and I would read it again.

Buy it here

European Portuguese Short Stories

Contos com Nivel: Livro (A1) and Contos com Nivel: Livro (A2)
contos em portugues europeu

For those learning European Portuguese, I recommend these series which are presented in A1 e A2

contos em portugues europeu 2

Buy A1 here

Buy A2 here

Buy B1 here

Buy B2 here

Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis

Dom Casmurro

Now... if you are more advanced and need a better challenge, Dom Casmurro is the book for you. I read it in secondary school, again in university - I studied language and literature - and many more times after that. It is one of those books that will make you have a different perception every time you read it. I still have not decided whether Capitu is guilty or not.

This book has various editions, various covers, and it has been translated to quite a few languages. You can also read it in English here. Because one way or another.... you've got to read this book!

Buy it here

Contemporary Books

Depois que Te Encontrei
joyce santalme

Looking for book that keeps you curious, intrigued? This story pinch of love and a pinch of mystery. You should definitely give it a try. I do not want to give too much away. I like spoilers but most people don't.

Buy it here

Kindle Unlimited Subscription

kindle unlimited

A few of these books we have mentioned today are with a great price on Kindle. They could even be free with your Kindle Unlimited Subscription. So if you still do not have your subscription you should get it. It is definitely worth it.

Get your subscription to Kindle Unlimited here.

Which titles caught your eyes?

Have you ever read any of them?

Which other titles would you suggest?

Next time, I will bring a few course and textbooks you can use to learn Portuguese, maybe even a few good books to learn more about Brazil's amazing history and culture. Would you have any recommendations?

If you enjoy reading and meeting other people who are learning Portuguese, you are welcome to join our Book Club here.

Até mais!

Edna Allen


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