(5 Stars): This book is a new all-time favorite, I would highly recommend it to others. It is hard to get this rating from me, even if a book is really popular. Five-star books have touched me personally and done something special to my heart.
(4 Stars): This book was well-written and I’m glad for having read it. Not an ultimate favorite, but worthy of my time. Four-star books are usually as high as I’m willing to go for books that had few flaws but didn’t absolutely bowl me over.
(3 Stars): This book was alright. Might be worth reading for most, but there are things about it that might keep me from recommending it to all. 3-stars is not a bad rating for me. Lots of what I read ends up in this category. It’s still an A for effort.
(2 Stars): This book was not good. I don’t absolutely hate it, but I feel like my time could have been better spent. Sometimes I give this rating for books that I don’t want to absolutely trash. It’s like passing a bad student with a C because you see their effort.
(1 Star): This book was garbage. Sorry, not sorry. I would never recommend it to anyone and I feel like it was a waste of time. Books that merit this rating have usually made me very angry and I will have threatened not to finish them several times while reading.