Hi, I am going to attend A level exams as a private student by january 2018 in the subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. I have planned to study 2 hours per subject in a day. By evening I would go to coaching classes in all subjects except biology, that would be 3 hours of training. I am returning to education after a gap, so I have to start from basics. I will be starting to study by Jan2017 and I have allocated duration to grasp the basic grounding as three months. So by April I will begin to study A level syllabus. So kindly suggest if this plan is okay to proceed. On the books part, I have gone through threads here and found lots of suggestions, but still I am confused a bit. Below are the list of books I have found. Physics Shankar's fundamentals of physics, concepts of physics 1 and 2 hc verma University Physics with modern physics Fundamentals of physics by halliday and resnick. Newtonion Mechanics Understanding Physics Serwey Physics for Scientist and Engineers So You Want To Be A Physicist http://lightandmatter.com/ Six easy pieces...Richard Feynman. Understanding Physics...Asimov Physics of the superheroes...James Kakalios. Maths Khanacademy. Algebra by Gelfand, shen Geometry by Kiselev 1 and 2 Geometry by lang, murrow Basic mathematics by Lang Precalculus: Mathematics for calculus (Stewart) What is mathematics - richard courant. Read Simmons and Lang's basic math concurrently, also start reading Moise Stage 4: Read Lang's calculus and Keisler calculus concurrently "A Mathematician's Apology" by G.H. Hardy Mathematics for non mathematicians How to solve it Mathematical Handbook Elementary Mathematics by M. Vygodsky Higher Mathematics for Beginners and its application to physics by Ya. B. Zeldovich Velleman's "how to prove it" Chemistry Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight Organic chemistry as a second language Chemistry the central science - good book.. Introductory chemistry a foundation steven s zumadahl Introductory Chemistry Essentials - Tro Chemistry zumadahl susal zumadahl The periodic kingdom Matter and Interactions by Sherwood/Chabay. Linus Pauling: General Chemistry. The Joy of Chemistry Chemistry: A molecular approach - Nivaldo Tro Biology https://www.amazon.com/Human-Physio...TCG_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432371597&sr=1-5 Biology 9th Edition by https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...s&field-author=Peter+Raven&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...ield-author=George+Johnson&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...field-author=Kenneth+Mason&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...ield-author=Jonathan+Losos&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...&field-author=Susan+Singer&sort=relevancerank (Author) Starr, Taggart, Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life Audesirk, Biology: Life on Earth From these lists I have picked down the books for basics are listed below, Maths- basic mathematics by serge lang & What is mathematics - richard courant. Physics - H&r fundamentals & conceptual physics ( one of my friend gifted me 6th edition of H&R and I went through few pages in it. I find it hard to follow as I dont have firm basics). Chemistry- Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight & The periodical kingdom. Biology - Cambpells' biology basics. I have narrowed down the books as both text books and as supplementary books. Please suggest whether I have picked right books from the list which are convenient to self study the basics. A few more suggestion on Biology books would be helpful. Indian author's books for all subjects is much preferred. What is the effective way to self study? I would have some help in the subjects, but still I dont know where to start or how to start? Thank you.