Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My book review rating system

I love Goodreads. It helps me keep track of books I've already read. And more importantly, I can rate the books I've read, so I always have a list of books to recommend when someone asks. My memory is not what it once was. I got a case of baby brain when I was pregnant with Christopher, and it never went away.

Since I plan to review books on this blog, I thought it would be helpful to have a description of my Goodreads rating system. Not everyone assigns the same value to their stars, so here's what they mean to me.

5 Stars
I loved the book. I will definitely read it again. And I'll likely tell everyone I know about the book while I'm reading it and soon after finishing it. People who don't even read, i.e. my husband, will have to listen to me talk ad nauseam about this book for at least a month.
Currently 18% of my Read books on Goodreads have this rating.

4 Stars
I very much enjoyed the book. I will likely read it again. I will rush out right away and read any sequels. I will recommend it to you if you ask me about it.
Currently 38% of my Read books on Goodreads have this rating.

3 Stars
I liked the book. It was fine. I won't likely read it again (unless it's part of a series, and I need to re-read it before a reading a sequel). I won't tell you not to read it if you ask, but I wasn't really impressed by the book.
Currently 28% of my Read books on Goodreads have this rating.

2 Stars
I didn't like the book. Something about it rubbed me the wrong way, it was too slow/boring, or maybe I just didn't like the writing or the plot. If you ask, I will tell you it's not worth your time.
Currently 14% of my Read books on Goodreads have this rating.

1 Stars
I hated the book. I probably only finished it because it was a book club or I wanted to give it a bad rating. (I don't rate books that I don't finish.) Similar to 5 star books, I will tell everyone about this book because I want them to know how awful it is. I will vehemently tell you not to read it.
Currently 2% of my Read books on Goodreads have this rating.

No comments:

Post a Comment