Rating books is something I do only on Goodreads since that’s where I keep a track of all the books I’ve read and the ones I want to read.
So, Goodreads has a system that allows us to rate a book out of 5 stars and that’s what I do (very unoriginal, I know).
Except if you were to go through my Goodreads, you’d realize that there are almost no books that have a rating below 3.
That’s because as long as I complete a book I don’t give it below 3 stars and I don’t rate books I don’t complete.
The book has to be really, really awful for me to give it 2 stars.
I’m not even sure I’ve given those many to any of the books I’ve read.
The most common rating I give to books is 4 stars.
Like, if I read a book, and I enjoyed reading it, then I give it a 3.
If I read a book and I recommend it to at least 3-4 people and seek out someone who’s read the book too (so I can discuss things because I really need to talk about it!) , and I mention the book a few times in the week that I read it, to people who I know don’t even care, then it’s a 4.
If I read a book and it is so good that I have no idea what to do with my life anymore (now that I finished reading the book) and I actually feel like I died a little after reading it, I give it 5 stars.
Doesn’t take much to impress me, really.
I’m generous in granting them stars.
Also, everything I said above, I was just bullshitting my way through the post because when it actually comes to rating a book, I say to myself, “It feels like 4 stars. I’ll go with 4!”
And that’s how I rate books.
Are you starting to see why I am not a book blogger?