I was just looking at my crochet books recently and thought I'd share this book with you all. Here are a few of the designs I'd like to try along with the one on the cover:
Even though it's written in Japanese, the diagrams are very good. I've only crocheted once from a diagram and found this link to be very helpful. In case you're intersted, the book is isbn4-579-11068-4. You can find it here at Modern Craft!