How do I rate a book?
Each book is rated independently. I don’t compare authors or books to each other and I use a 10 point system instead of the most common 5 star system as I just find it a little too limiting. For me there is a big difference between stars (ie. 3 stars (60%) and 4 stars (80%)).
I also take into consideration the following aspects of the story based on the genre of the book.
- How suspenseful or intense is the story?
- Does the story capture my attention?
- Is the ending satisfying?
- Do they have the typical predictable happy ending? (because that’s why we read them)
- Do they have unique, creative characters?
- Is the plot interesting and/or humorous?
General Fiction/Historical Fiction
- Is the book thought-provoking?
- Is it authentic?
- Is the plot descriptive and engaging?
- Does the story leave a lasting impression?
So saying all that, here is how I would breakdown the numbers.
10 – Loved It.
9 – Great.
8 – Very Good.
7 – Good.
6 – Slightly Better than Okay.
5 – Okay.
4 – Not Great.
3 – Not Good.
2 – A Waste of Precious Reading Time.
1 – Couldn’t Finish It.