Books don’t build your skills, they just give you a direction. Read books, but rather read some blogs and watch some tutorials and most importantly, build your own projects after reading / watching. This will make you skillful in that particular field. But yes, books can be your starting point.
Some of the books to start building skills.
Clean Code — Robert Martin
Introduction to Algorithms — Charles E. Leiserson and others
Programming Pearls — Jon Bentley
Automate the boring stuff with python— Al Sweigart