Now updated with half-stars 😀
5 stars – I loved this book. I will gush about it for a long time. I will mention it in posts for months, usually followed by a string of capitol letters
4.5 stars – This is basically a five star book for me, only something, something small rubbed me the wrong way or just didn’t have enough oomph. Whatever it is would be a minute thing for anyone, but it was juuuuust enough to put me off five-stars. Either way – this book was awesome.
4 stars – I really, really liked this book. Wouldn’t go as far as ‘loved it’, but it was seriously entertaining. There may have been a small issue here or there that wasn’t stellar, but overall, highly recommended.
3.5 stars – I liked this book. It was good, but not great. If it’s part of a series, I’ll most likely continue it. This is an update from my previous ‘rating system’ as I’ve noticed my reading patterns change. Most of my books I ‘like’ end up here, not at 3 stars. So a book here was good and I enjoyed it.
3 stars – This book was decent but honestly didn’t make that much of a lasting impression on me. If it’s part of the series, I may or may not continue it. It was alright – I didn’t dislike it but nothing struck me as ‘this book is lovely’ either.
2.5 stars – This is where the ‘I kinda disliked this book’ feeling starts showing up. A book here, as opposed to a straight two-stars, probably didn’t have too much going for it for me, but at the same time, it likely didn’t have anything I hated, either. It was probably a bland book that rubbed me the wrong way.
2 stars – I definitely didn’t care for this book. It wasn’t so heinous that I couldn’t finish it, but it didn’t really stick with me. Either the plot or the writing or the characters were off. Something about this bothered me. If it’s in a series, I won’t continue it.
1.5 stars – The only reason a book would get this rating from me would be if I hated it but was able to finish it. I usually DNF books that I absolutely despise (but unless I get to 50% I won’t rate those 1 star either – I find it unfair). So this rating is for my hate-read books. It was a gross book, but something kept me reading. No idea what, but I was able to finish it for some reason.
1 star – I typically reserve this for books I can’t even finish because they’re so horrible. If I give a book this rating, it’s bad man. Save your eyeballs all the extra bleeding and don’t read this book.