Modern Method for Guitar (Volume 1)
By William G. Leavitt
The beginning-level book of this comprehensive method teaches a wide range of guitar and music fundamentals, including: scales, melodic studies, chord and arpeggio studies, how to read music, accompaniment techniques, special exercises for developing technique in both hands, a unique approach to voice leading using moveable chord forms, and more.
Required text book for freshman guitar students at Berklee college of music. Gets you reading and it’s not that painful.