Award-winning books are usually a safe choice. Both Amazon.com and bn.com have excellent, updated sites for lists of book awards. Find the titles here and then search them in the Diamond Library Catalog to see if Temple has them. Use E-Z Borrow when Temple does not own a copy or none are available.
Barnes & Noble also has a nice Browse Books site.
The Book Seer is a search engine that asks you for the title and author of something you have read and suggests what to read next.
Whichbook.net "Instead of starting from the overwhelming choice of books available, whichbook starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the elements of that elusive 'good read' we are all looking for but don't quite know how to define."
LibraryThing "is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth."
The Buzz Board - Smart People Recommend from the Daily Beast has recommendations from famous people for books, as wells as blogs, causes, art exhibits, films.
Best Books guides are books that have lists and descriptions of likely titles. Most of the Libraries have some of these. In Paley Library, there is a small collection of best books guides kept at the end of the the new book shelves with the display of DVD boxes.