I never really got into rating books until I started using Goodreads regularly. The star rating isn’t the be-all and end-all of my thoughts about a book, more of a gut reactions once I’ve finished reading it.
Here’s how I rate books:
⭐️- I have strong negative feelings about this book. A rare rating, something to induce fear into the hearts of other readers. A warning sign. Beware.
⭐️⭐️- I generally did not enjoy this book, but it had some redeeming qualities. I wouldn’t recommend it to others and probably got rid of the book as soon as I finished it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️- I enjoyed this book for the most part. There was something about it I didn’t love. I might recommend it with caveats. And I likely wouldn’t reread it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I really liked this book. I might even say I loved this book, and I’ll definitely reread it. I own it, I recommend, and I’ll lend it to you because I think you should read it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I loved this book. I’m probably harboring an unhealthy obsession with this book. I’m mourning the loss of finishing it. I’ve put it in a place of honor and will reread it multiple times. You’ve probably asked me to shut up about this book, but I can’t because it’s so amazing. If you ask me to borrow it, I might have a hard time letting it go.
Do you rate the books you read? How do you decide what rating to give? Share your thoughts in the comments!