There are lots of recommended books for programmers, but the following list contains the best. Take a look and let us know if you have another book in mind to recommend.
Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines is a programming book that will introduce you to many concepts in software development and computer science. For example, this book uses the Scheme programming language, a functional programming language that is a dialect of Lisp programming language. This book is used in many universities such as MIT as a textbook.
Explorations in Computing: An Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming is a great alternative to the Introduction to Computing, as it uses Python. If you are not with a computer science background, this book is one of the great books to get started. Same as the first one it is used in many universities as a textbook as an introduction to coding concepts. It is highly recommended for absolute beginners.
If you have a solid foundation in programming you should read Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs – 2nd Edition because it is a bit challenging for beginners. The book covers functional programming especially for the ones that are coming from other paradigms. This book was written for the introductory programming course at MIT. It also has examples that are worth solving, which could help anyone in the way they approach and solve problems.
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software is the most iconic book about design patterns. It covers the most common design patterns. This book is considered a must-read for every programmer, but it could be hard for beginners. But after all, this book will make the ones who read it much better programmers.
Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide is an excellent choice for beginners who find the previous book about a bit hard. This book makes understanding design patterns much easier but after that go back to the classic one to improve your knowledge. For the ones who have read just the classic one, this book is still great to renew their understanding.
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship is one of the best programming books to ever read and will completely change the way you write code. Clean Code deals with some concepts like naming, functions, formatting, comments and error handling. It’s a must for every programmer to have it.
The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A, with its four volumes is one of the most renowned Computer Science books ever written. This book is state-of-the-art as Bill Gates once said, “If you think you’re a really good programmer… read Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing.”