How do you rate books? Do you share your ratings and reviews online (Goodreads, Amazon, other places)?
A discussion started over in our May BOTM thread about what makes a 5-star read or a 1-star read, and how it can vary from person to person.
It's an interesting topic, worthy of its own thread!
Do you use a ratings system, and if so, what are your criteria for your ratings? Please share your thoughts!
Thanks for opening this thread, Lisa. I would love to learn how others rate their books.
I already posted it on the other thread, but I'll re-post my unscientific criteria here again.
5. A Wonderful book that I would like to own because I'm definitely going to read it again. Examples: The Outlander series (except the Lord John books), The first trilogy by Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia and Daughter of Fortune)
4. A Great book the I really enjoyed reading, a literary masterpiece, but one I'm not in a hurry to read again soon. One that made me think and stayed in my mind for a while. Examples: Great Expectations, Anna Karenina, The Golden Finch, Gone Girl.
3. A Good book, one I enjoyed reading. I liked the story. It kept me reading. Most good light reading would end up here. Examples: The Lord John books, Mary Higgings Clark novels, The Little Bookshop in Paris, The Magician's Wife.
2. A fair book. It was good enough for me to finish it but I had issues with it. It might have grammar, or plot, or character issues that make it less than acceptable. The issues were likely technical but not too bad, or I kept reading hoping it would get better but somehow it hooked me, and I was likely disapointed at the end. Example: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, The Maze Runner
1. Yuck! I shouldn't have read it. I have no idea why I kept reading it. It must have been in audio and it just kept playing while I was thinking of something else. Example: Cinder, The Lost Gate
DNF - A 1 or a 2 I stopped reading before it was too late. Example: The Boys in the Boat; Eat, Pray, Love.
What's your criteria?