The Definitive C Book Guide and List

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This question aims to find the few gems amid the dozens of terrible C++ books that are released each year.

Unlike many other programming languages, which can easily be learned on the fly via online tutorials, few people can fast learn C++ without first studying a well-written C++ book. It's far too huge and complicated for this. It's so huge and sophisticated, in fact, that there are a lot of terrible C++ books out there. And we're not talking about bad taste here; we're talking about things like displaying major factual inaccuracies and promoting dreadful programming approaches.

Provide quality books with their skills levels.
May 31 in C++ by rajiv
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For Beginner (includes those without coding experience)

Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, 2nd Edition - May 25, 2014 (updated for C++11/C++14)

C++ Primer, Stanley Lippman, Josée Lajoie, and Barbara E. Moo (updated for C++11)

Intermediate level

More Effective C++ Scott Meyers

More Exceptional C++ Herb Sutter

C++ Coding Standards Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu

C++ Templates: The Complete Guide David Vandevoorde and Nicolai M. Josuttis

C++ 20 - The Complete Guide Nicolai M. Josuttis

Functional Programming in C++ Ivan Čukić

C++ in Action Bartosz Milewski

Expert level

Modern C++ Design Andrei Alexandrescu

Large Scale C++ volume I, Process and architecture (2020) John Lakos

Advanced C++ Metaprogramming Davide Di Gennaro

C++ Concurrency In Action Anthony Williams

C++ Template Metaprogramming David Abrahams and Aleksey Gurtovo

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