Do you require your students to complete independent reading throughout the year? This is a great template to use to have your students critique books they have read.
The book critique is one page long and asks students to record basic information, such as genre and setting, as well as character descriptions, main conflict, and text-world and text-text connections.
Once students have completed a book critique, I store them in a binder categorized by genre and place in the classroom library. This way, other students can peruse critiques and choose a next novel with the help of the opinions of their classmates!