My rating scale is not very specific and I don’t follow a strict guideline or anything. I feel like a 5 point scale is too narrow to rate an entire book, but this is the conventional approach so I’ll stick to that for now.
The reviews I post will have a spoilery, discussion section and a non-spoilery, honest review. I will give spoiler warnings so nothing is ruined for potential readers. I would love to talk to readers in the comment section who have read the book about their thoughts and opinions and/or any disagreement(s) they might have had with my review. I’m fairly new to the book community, there is always room for improvement and I don’t mind being told when I’m doing something the wrong way.
Also, I usually DNF a book if I don’t find it interesting enough. I’d rather invest my time reading something I’d enjoy. But if I have heard good things, I’ll give it a shot. Most of the times I can’t even bring myself to pay attention to the plot, so it is likely that I won’t even rate said book. This could be the reason why most of the books I rate will be higher than 3 point star.
To to give an idea:
- 5 stars mean that I would re-read that book, which is not very often for me. I would also recommend this book to just about anyone
- Anything below a 3 point star is a book I would not recommend or it could be a book that I DNF-ed. It could also be a book that lacked good characters and had an engaging plot and vice versa
- Between 3-4, its a decent enough book & I enjoyed reading it. Would recommend.
If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them! How different is your rating scale than mine?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Gemina by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff