Hi there! Well, my favorite cookbooks that I always love to read in terms of the sweet side are :
this book is awesome! Really good for understanding the Art of baking & Pastry, I also like The modern Cafe, they’re pretty similar I guess that why I like them :p
Now in terms of beginner books, I ALWAYS recommend this book! :
teaches you everything you need to kickstart your cooking!
These are just for the core of cooking, if you want books in specific cuisines I can give you numerous Ideas! As I love to collect cooking books :) <3
Hope this helped.