It might be nice to get a number of books, but when building your first I'd suggest putting all but one of them on the shelf. Each maker has a system for doing things that works, and a beginner might not know when they're mixing up parts of different systems. After you've made a few (and you will!) you'll be better able to sort that out.
The main divide is 'solera' or 'plug-in'. In the solera system you build the guitar around the top and neck. The neck angle and center line are established by the solera, the fixture you make to hold things in place. There's a premium on making that accurately, and since you need it to build the guitar on that can be a challenge if you don't already have good tool chops. On the other hand, once you've got the solera, you can make a lot of instrument on it and know that they'll line up right. The other main issue is the relative difficulty of correcting the neck angle down the road as the box changes shape over time.
The plug -in neck has you making the box and the neck separately, and then mating them. Getting the neck alignment correct is the hardest thing for most of my students. On the other hand, by the time you get there you've got some experience with your tools, which helps.
Having done it just about every possible way over the years, I can't endorse the bolt-on neck strongly enough. It may add a little mass in the heel, but there are worse things you can do.
Take your time and do each step as well as you can: you won't remember the frustration of slow progress but you will see the mistakes every day. No one step in making a guitar is all that hard, there are just a lot of them, and they're fussy.