When I read books, I like to rate them so that when I post reviews, either here or on other platforms, people will get an idea of how much I liked or disliked a particular book. I’m not a professional reviewer. I do have a NetGalley account and will periodically request and receive an electronic copy of an ARC to read and review, but I receive no compensation for doing that.
I rate books using Stars and have broken it down below on what those stars represent to me:
5 Star Rating – I absolutely loved everything about the book. I couldn’t put it down and was thinking about the book long after finishing it. I also highly recommend a book with this rating.
4 Star Rating – I enjoyed the book. It might have been a little slow in capturing my interest, or there might have been something with either a character or the storyline that I didn’t care for but overall I thought the book was really good and would still recommend the book.
3 Star Rating – The book was just ok for me. It kept my attention throughout but nothing really stood out for me. I wouldn’t not recommend the book but would definitely indicate that it was just an ok read for me.
Anything lower than a 3 Star Rating – Most likely I’m going to DNF (did not finish) this book. I have had a hard time in the past with doing this because I can usually find something to like about a book. However, I do notice that with these books, I’m finding reasons not to sit down and read it so I have given myself permission that’s it’s ok to not finish a book when that happens.
Books are subjective and just because I didn’t like a book doesn’t mean that someone will feel the same way. The same can be said if I love a book and someone else didn’t. I won’t post specifically about a book that I had to DNF. What I will do is mention in my monthly wrap up if I had to DNF any books. Luckily, this doesn’t happen very often with me!
So there you have it! I either love a book, enjoy a book or just like a book. Or, sadly, I will DNF a book.
How do you rate books and do you have a hard time making the decision to DNF books? Let me know.
Happy reading friends!