I’ve noticed that everyone has a different idea of what a rating of 3 stars, 4 stars, etc means. So I thought it might be helpful to know what each of my ratings means.
ONE STAR – One star means that there is nothing I enjoyed about the book and although it’s rare I may not have finished it.
TWO STARS – Two stars means that the book was not my thing. There was something(s) about it I just didn’t really enjoy. Although not fatally flawed I would not read it again.
THREE STARS – Three stars means that I liked the book, I thought it was okay. Contrary to what a lot of people think I don’t think three stars is a “bad rating”. I enjoyed the book but there are some things I may have thought were lacking or some things I would have liked to see done differently.
FOUR STARS – Four stars….I REALLY like the book. I was excited to keep reading! This is the type of book that’s fun to read. If there were things I didn’t like in the book they aren’t major and didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book.
FIVE STARS – LOVED THE BOOK! This is when reading and reviewing is tons of fun! I loved everything about the book and am probably recommending it to anyone who will listen! Most likely I read this book in one sitting, or at least tried to. Did not want to put this one down.
That’s a simple breakdown of the system I use when giving a book a rating. I may expand on these at a later time but overall this is what my ratings mean. Hope that’s helpful and if there’s anything else you want me to add or any questions you have just let me know.