I'm big on no excuses, aren't you? There is NO EXCUSE to go to the library with absolutely no idea what you're looking for. There is always always always a book on deck. But how do we get students to have that perfect book ready to read when the current one ends?
USE THESE FIVE STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR to build your students' to read list!
I've blogged about it here: http://www.imthatteacher.com/building-the-to-read-list/
This PDF document walks you through the basics of the five stations. It also contains links to all the documents you'll need for your students.