I'm no longer using a rating system here. I feel like most people just focus on the actual rating rather than the reasons behind it. What might work for me as a reader, might not work for someone else and vice versa. However, I still rate the book on my Goodreads page and for that reason I'm disclosing my rating system here as well.
- 1 star. Did not finish or I did finish it but didn't like it
- 2 stars. An okey read but forgettable. Or a good read but one that wasn't for me. I could recommend it depending on the reader.
- 3 stars. I liked/enjoyed the book. It's good. Worth the read. I recommend it - most of my reads get 3 stars.
- 4 stars. I really liked/enjoyed the book. It was great and I definitely recommend it.
- 5 stars. Loved the book. Life-changing.
Before removing the rating system completely from the blog this is the system I used:
This one means two things: I did not finish reading the book or I disliked it. A lot.
Two stars means two things as well: it could mean the book is simply okay, nothing too special. Or it could mean I like some parts of the book (therefore, I cannot give it 1 star) but others, I disliked or were annoying. Two stars doesn't necessarily mean the book is bad; but it's not something I would recommend.
Really liked the book. I definitely recommend it. This is my base rating. Everytime I pick a book, I start with a mental 4 star rating and depending how the book goes, my rating will go up or down.