We visited the library today and I checked out what they had for crochet. I grabbed 3 books quickly, the ones that looked the best at first glance, and they are all fantastic! Modern, yet very tasteful patterns - great photography - great instructions for us beginners.
I haven't made anything from any of them yet, and so far I've only just looked through, but if anyone is looking for some really nice crochet books you should check these out.
Hooked on Crochet
Hip to Crochet