Originally Posted by AviCKter
What are you looking for? Are you going to play cash, MTTs, SnG? Each have their own attributes and hence different approach, so different books.
I did a mistake of reading too many books and now, I have all these conflicting ideas, I have to unlearn everything. So my suggestion would be to stick to one particular format and to a particular book and add upon it, once you get a hang of the game.
And in general, keep away for the old schools, they have lost their charm.
I agree with Avi here, half the books tell you to never open limp the other half tell you to open limp. And yes Super system 2 was a great book, 10 years ago, do some of the concepts still apply, sure, but the dynamics of poker has changed a lot, go ask Doyle what he thinks about Nash equilibrium... Just food for thought.
For my personal experience, the two most influential books on hold'em I have read were the Harrington series. And the other book is something that is not really covered in books or video and that book was Decide to Play Great Poker by Annie Duke and John Vorhaus.
My poker game exploded by leaps and bounds once I started watching it being done rather then just reading it. Save your time and join a training site or follow some youtubers.
I leave you with this thought, it is one thing to read a theory, it is mind expanding to watch it being applied...