Rating System

I rate books that I’ve read in stars. The biggest is 5 stars and the lowest is 1. Just remember that this is only my opinion of the book. A book that I rated 1 star might be a 5-star book for others. As much as possible, I try to explain why I gave the book a 5 or a 1.

10Books that I loved for their excellent writing, great characters, tight plotting, and just how the book made me feel or think. They are unforgettable and worthy of being re-read over and over again. Highly recommended.

9

The same as the five-star books with very, very minor quibbles, like length, cover, etc. Recommended.

8

Very good book with some quibbles about the characters, plot preference, etc. Recommended.

7

Generally enjoyable read but suffers from uneven pacing or a few plot contrivances. Still good and recommended with caveats.

2

Books that  good enough, still enjoyable but a little forgettable with some plot contrivances. Recommended with caveats.

3

The idea was there but poorly executed. Too many plot contrivances and unrelatable characters. Read at your own risk.

4

 

Books with poorly executed plot, repetitiveness in the prose, unrelatable and unlikable characters. Read at your own risk.

6

A book where everything went wrong. A waste of my time and money. Won’t recommend it.

1

Did-Not-Finish!