This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I think "POJOs IN ACTION" would be fine, but it might require a bit reading on Hibernate and Spring. I know from my friends that "J2EE without EJB" is also wonderful. Above are two books about developing JavaEE with lightweight frameworks.