One is a how-to for making your own chart, and while I feel that it doesn't completely live up to it's title, it comes close:
The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk.
The other is an exciting and interesting book of case studies from an Astrologer who was famous back in the 70s (i think):
Destiny Times Six by Katherine de Jersey with Isabella Taves.
These books, while not a good place to stop and park for all your astrological needs, are very informative and delightfully entertaining! Has anyone else read either of these?