Since my vegetable patch hasn't been very exciting yet, I thought I'd share some of the books I've been buying/reading that I've found very helpful in starting my new hobby :)
The Vegetable and Herb Expert by Dr. D.G. Hessayon.
I've found this to be my most useful book! It's quite small and not very thick, but it is just jam packed with information. Not only does it describe veggie types, sowing directions, plant specific diseases, and more in great detail, everything has a picture to make it that much easier for the reader to understand.
Grow Vegetables by Alan Buckingham and Jo Whittingham
The next book I'm hoping to buy is a book on companion planting, as none of these really goes into that in much detail... Hopefully I find a good book soon!