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?