Best C Books Guide and List

Reference Style - All Levels

  1. The C Programming Language (also known as: K & R) - Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie
  2. C: A Reference Manual - Samuel P. Harbison and Guy R. Steele
  3. C Pocket Reference (O’Reilly) - Peter Prinz, Ulla Kirch-Prinz


  1. C Primer Plus - Stephen Prata
  2. C Programming: A Modern Approach - K. N. King
  3. A Book on C - Al Kelly/Ira Pohl


  1. Object-oriented Programming with ANSI-C - Axel-Tobias Schreiner
  2. C Interfaces and Implementations - David R. Hanson
  3. The C Puzzle Book - Alan R. Feuer
  4. The Standard C Library - P.J. Plauger

Above Intermediate

  1. Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets - Peter van der Linden.
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