Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook is a reference every pilot should have around the house. If you’re a student pilot, this volume will help you learn all the concepts you need to know for the FAA written exam. Beyond that, it is chock full of real-world examples and helpful diagrams that make the learning enjoyable. I used it to augment the materials from my flight school. Here’s my video review.
As mentioned above, this is a nice book to have around the house, maybe on the coffee table as a conversation piece or as something to thumb through and read to keep you knowledge fresh. It never hurts to revisit the subjects that make you a competent and safe pilot.