How to become a GOOD Theoretical Physicist

by Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics. Source.

Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics

Goldstein/Poole/Safko

Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach

José/Saletan

Classical Mechanics - Systems of Particles and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Greiner

Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics

Arnold

Mechanics

Landau/Lifshitz

Statistical Mechanics

A Modern Course in Statistical Physics

Reichl

Statistical Mechanics

Pathria

Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Plischke/Bergesen

Statistical Physics, Part I

Landau/Lifshitz

Statistical Mechanics

Ma

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics - An Introduction

Greiner

Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Shankar

Quantum Mechanics - Symmetries

Greiner/Muller

Quantum Mechanics - Vol 1&2

Cohen-Tannoudji

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Sakurai

Electrodynamics

Classical Electrodynamics

Jackson

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Lorrain/Corson

Classical Electrodynamics

Greiner

Introduction to Electrodynamics

Griffiths

Quantum Electrodynamics

Greiner/Reinhardt

Optics

Principles of Optics

Born/Wolf

Principles of Nonlinear Optics

Shen

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics

Callen

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Greiner/Neise/Stoecker

Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics

Ashcroft/Mermin

Introduction to Solid State Physics

Kittel

Special Relativity

Classical Mechanics - Point Particles and Relativity

Greiner

Introduction to the Theory of Relativity and the Principles of Modern Physics

Yilmaz

General Relativity

Gravity, an Introduction to Einstein’s General Relativity

Hartle

Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology, a Basic Introduction

Cheng

Particle Physics

Introduction to Elementary Particles

Griffiths

Fundamentals in Nuclear Physics - From Nuclear Structure to Cosmology

Basdevant/Rich/Spiro

Field Theory

Field Theory in Particle Physics

de Wit/Smith

Quantum Field Theory

Itzykson/Zuber

String Theory

A First Course in String Theory

Zwiebach

Superstring Theory, Vols. I & II

Green/Schwarz/Witten

Cosmology

An Introduction to Cosmology

Roos

Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology

Tolman

General

Principles of Physics

Marion/Hornyak

the Mathematics of Physics and Chemistry

Margenau/Murphy

Linear Algebra

Baker