How Do I Rate Books? —
Ratings are a very individual and somewhat arbitrary thing. I like to rate books as honestly as I can – basing my judgement solely on my reading experience and not on my expectation of the book or, heavens forbid, on how others perceive the book. As a result – and because I have been exposed to some pretty amazing reads – my ratings are pretty conservative.
1.5 – Blergh.
2 – I don’t know how I feel about this book: I don’t like it but there are worse. This is still DNF country.
2.5 – This is nearly a good book, but there is still something missing – like depth, character development, a plot, a point, etc.
3 – I like it.
3.5 – This was really enjoyable.
4 – I really like it a lot.
4.5 – This was so great it made me think about the book for quite some time after finishing.
5 – This book has made a such an impression on me that I would call it a game-changer.