Chris Love, I long time friend of mine and an excellent member of the ASP.NET community recently published his first ASP.NET book... I think it will be great for anyone just starting out on ASP.NET, and there is enough depth to allow you to grow.  I am told there is an ASP.NET 3.5 book coming along once Chris get's over his hangover from shipping this one ;-) 

 

ASP.NET 2.0: Your visual blueprint for developing Web applications 

 

Enjoy!