This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I am planning to appear for Architect Exam. I have 3.5 years experience in Java/Java EE technologies. I have completed SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD certifications earlier. I read the basic info and exam topics from the oracle site. I would like to know the best books to start my preparation and also the order of the topics to start with.