The book Beginning C++ Through Game Programming by Michael Dawson is also a good book to read. It doesn't cover C++ too in depth but just enough to get you comfortable with C++ while maintaining the topics game development centric at the same time. Its easy to read and follow through the code samples.
Thank you for your help, BrentChua. Definitely going to look into that. It actually looks like exactly what I'm looking for. Between that book and Serapth's tutorials I should be occupied for a long time. Lol. I'd still welcome any more resources anyone can throw at me though. Especially beginner project ideas, and websites or books with just a list of potential projects would be gold.