I've spend some time delving into my shelves to collect the books that shaped my creative coding practices. Some of them I wholly internalized, others merely served as a source for a useful snippet or two. I present them here as a nebulous cloud, not as a curriculum, because that's the way I experienced them.
If you're following me, you know I use Processing, so (mostly) I'm not listing the books on this page: https://processing.org/books/. Also, my bookshelves aren't quite up-to-date, the last few years the day job has been taking over most of my "research time". Feel free to add in the comments.
There is no fixed path here, only meanderings. I hope, one or a few of them will serve you as a starting point for new paths. For me, this pamhplet is the closest to an actual start. Over the past 15 years, it took me on a journey to architecture, held me there for a while, crossed geometric paper art, data visualization, patterns, biomimicry, computational geometry, and every connection between.