Rating System

I’ve always used a five star rating system with half stars. It seems that people often think that three stars is a bad thing though, so I thought I would explain my rating system to hopefully clear things up. All half star ratings are rounded up for websites that don’t allow half stars. I do not do zero star reviews.

Half Star
As good as getting no stars. These are the worst of the worst.

Full Star
Horrible. These will waste your time and not earn a recommendation from me.

Full StarHalf Star
Bad. For whatever reason, the book made me cringe and struggle to get through it. Not recommended.

Full StarFull Star
Unenjoyable. These have decent writing or story, but don’t click with me.

Full StarFull StarHalf Star
Fine. These books were good, but not something I would bother recommending. This is a “train-wreck syndrome*” rating.

Full StarFull StarFull Star
Good enough. I was entertained, but didn’t like something about it. This is a “train-wreck syndrome*” rating.

Full StarFull StarFull StarHalf Star
Great. These are really good books. They might not be favorites, but they were very nice and I recommend them to many.

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Wonderful. A favorite for sure, these books left me completely entertained and often giddy. Recommended to everyone.

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarHalf Star
Amazing! A great book that left an impression on me and will keep me suffering from a book hangover for days at the least.

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Perfection! I will fangirl over this for years and tell everyone about the fabulousness of this book, no matter if they want to hear about it or not.

* A “train-wreck syndrome” novel, is one where you don’t want to look, but you simply can’t look away for whatever reason. These are horrible books that you can’t help but tear through regardless.