The Top Best Python PDF Books You Should Read.

First of all, when I started coding in python, I found it difficult because I didn’t have the best Python books to read.

Most of them were shallow, hard to understand.

As a result, I only knew how to do this:

So I decided to write this post to help you get the best Python books to help you learn Python with little stress.

For absolute python beginners that want to learn the basics of python at a rapid pace, I recommend Python_tutorial

I recommend you finish that book first.


  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
  • Fundamentals of Python: First Programs.
  • Python Crash Course.
  • Core Python Applications Programming Third Edition.
  • Starting out with Python.
  • Learn Python The Hard way.
  • The Python Standard Library by Example.


Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints. 

This GUI Python book is for those that want to develop GUI applications like text editor, Chess game,audio player, weather reporter, phone book application etc

WxPython 2.8 Application Development Cookbook.

WxPython interface is  better than Tkinter at building complex GUIs, primarily because it has a large base of natively supported widgets.
This Python book is for those that what to build GUI applications using WxPython.  

PySide GUI Application Development
If you want to develop more dynamic and robust GUI applications
using PySide, this is a good book to start with.


  • Python Data Visualization Cookbook
  • Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook – This book is great for research in computational biology.
  • Managing Your Biological Data with Python – Another great book for computational biology.
  • Python for Secret Agents
  • Building Machine Learning Systems with Python – This book is for Python programmers who want to learn how to perform machine learning using open source libraries.

Best Python Database Books.

  • MySQL for Python

Best Python Books for Game Developers.

  • Python Game Programming By Example
  • More Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner – This Python book is very friendly to beginners yet very good to make you among the top python game developers. It’s the bomb!!!…
  • Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame From Novice to Professional.
  • Inventwithpython

Best Python web framework books.

 Django books:

 I recommend the following books for web developers who want to get started with Django for web development.
  • Learning Django Web Development.
  • Pro Django.
  • Web Development with Django Cookbook.
  • Lightweight Django.

Flask web framework books:

  • Flask Blueprints.
  • Flask Framework Cookbook.

Python Networking Books

  • Python Network Programming Cookbook.
  • Twisted Network Programming Essentials.
  • Foundations of Python Network Programming.
 Let me know the best Python book you have read via the comment session.
Also if you know any nice book not listed here, please tell us about the book via the comment section.

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  • You claim the list is comprehensive but I barely see an explanation about any of the books. Can you give some feedback?

      • I would personally like some feedback on the beginners’ books. Which would you recommend to use when one has little programming experience?

        • When it comes to Python books for people with little or no programming experience I recommend:

          Python_tutorial from Tutorials point. It is where you can learn Python from scratch. Their PDF book is free to download and I provided the link to download it in this post.
          The book is based on Python version 2.X and there are no much projects to practice. It just teaches the basics of Python and if you are devoted you will learn Python version 2.X syntax quickly.

          Fundamentals of Python: First Programs is another great book but it is still based on Python version 2.X. I prefer this book to Python_tutorial because it has projects you can practice. I recommend you read the two books side by side.

          Starting Out with Python- Second Edition is for Python version 3.X. I recommend you start learning the latest version of Python version which is Python 3.6. This book is really great and I recommend you get it.

          Here is a bonus book,
          Automate the Boring Stuff with Python is a book by Al Sweigart. In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand. It is a great book.

          So my Top recommendation are

        • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
        • Starting Out with Python
        • Fundamentals of Python: First Programs
        • Python_tutorial from Tutorials point
        • I hope I answered your question.


    • Hi Samuel Onoh, I guess that you are an engineering student.

      For engineering students, I recommend NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING WITH PYTHON 3

      The book is an introduction to numerical methods for engineering students. It covers the usual topics like:

    • solution of equations
    • interpolation and data fitting
    • solution of differential equations
    • eigenvalue problems, and optimization
    • Here’s the best part:

      The algorithms are implemented in Python 3.
      Thanks for comment and cheers.

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