5 Best C Programming Books For Beginners

Best C Programming Books

Throughout my professional career, I have come across many great books and learning materials which I have used personally and I have also recommended these books to my students. Here on this page, I am listing five of those books which I have used and found them most authoritative on their respective topic.

The C Programming Language

C programming language






This book is recommended by the experts and it is a most popular C books. The C Programming Language is written by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, both are the influencer. Dennis M. Ritchie was the designer and creator of the c language.

This book explains the all the basic concept of c language in an easy way. It covers all the modern topic that helps readers to learn the c language.

C: The Complete Reference

C: The Complete Reference






This book is also one of the popular books for C language. This is well written by Herbert Schildt. It covers the all the aspect of the C language and in this book, Herb Schildt adopted the new ANSI/ISO standard for C, called C99.

As a special bonus, the book includes the complete source code for a C interpreter that you can use as-is enhance to fit your needs. In simple words, we can say that mind-blowing book.

C Primer Plus (6th Edition) (Developer’s Library)

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No doubts it is a wonderful book that contains a lot of examples, the good thing is that all the examples are tested carefully. This book is written by Stephen Prata.

One of the important features of this book that at the end of the chapter mentioned the review questions and programming exercises which brings out the most critical pieces of information and help readers to understand and digest the most difficult concepts.

Head First C

head first c

The main goal of this book was to present C in a way that’s easy to comprehend. It is written by David Griffiths and provides the complete learning experience for C language and structured imperative programming.

This book contains a lot of unique methods that help you in learning of C language. This book not only teaches you the language but it helps you to understand how to be a great programmer

C Programming Absolute Beginner’s Guide (3rd Edition)

C ProgrammiAbsolute Beginner's Guide






This book explains programming concepts clearly and gives the good programming examples. It is written by Greg Perry, who is a popular author and speaker.

It helps you to learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. One of the great feature of the book that it updated with C11 standards.

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