It would be helpful to post where you live. What you will be able to grow best is determined by your zone and location. Also you would grow things a little differently if you are planning to grow in containers or have limitations like if you live in an apartment. Most plants require about 6 hours of good sunlight, some require even more. If you only have shade or partial sun, you will be limited in what you can grow.
I live in Hawaii, zone 12a, so I grow tropicals and plants that are zone 9 and up. I can grow Asparagus and hollyhocks, but I must grow short day onions, garlic, and day neutral strawberries. I can grow tropical rhodies and azaleas but not rhododendrons, Japanese Maples, or most of the northern fruits like peaches, apricots, or anything that requires a winter chill.
For books I like:
Derek Fell The Essential Gardener. It is a basic gardening book with veggies, herbs, irrigation, design, landscaping. Some of the plants in his book won't work where I live, so I do have to substitute. If you live in Middle America, most of what is in the book is appropriate
Rodale books There are a series of them from the vegetable problem solver, how to grow and use herbs. Rodale uses ipm and organic pest control recommendations
Mel Bartholomew The New Square Foot Garden.
John Capinera The Handbook of Vegetable Pests
Sunset Western Garden book
R.E. Holttum and Ivan Enoch, Gardening in the Tropics.
This book is written about Caribbean plants but it works for me since I live in Hawaii and can grow these same plants here. I just had some problems understanding some of the terms like "manicotting". I finally figured out it was the same as air layering.
Peter Thompson, Owen Josie Creative Propagation
Reader's Digest Complete Illustrated book of Herbs. I have an older edition.
I suggest you check out the books in the library first to see which ones are keepers. They are quite expensive now.
You can get much of the same information online or with ebooks.
This is one of my favorite sites for unusual herbs. She also has a complete book of herbs
https://www.herbsarespecial.com.au/free- ... ation.html
Another good site for tropical plants
You can also look up information from your local extension service which will have more appropriate suggestions for what can be grown where you live.