Since I started regularly posting, I’ve had a set format for my book reviews including a star-rating system. But one thing I have never done is explained how I decide on how many stars a book gets.
Here’s an explanation of my ratings.
My five rating seems to be really rarely given out lately. For me, a five star book must have:
- Little to no plot holes
- Lovable characters
- A gripping plot
For a four star rated book, it has got to be:
- Easily readable
- Enjoyable plot
- Maybe a few simple issues
To me, a three star is when the plot is beginning to get a bit iffy and problematic. If I have given a book three stars, that means:
- There were quite a few unlikable characters
- I struggled to read it
- I found I liked some parts of the plot
For a two star, the book has to be pretty bad in my opinion. I give a book two stars when it:
- Has a boring plot
- All unlikable characters
- But I still finished it
A one star basically means one thing:
- I couldn’t finish the book.
Usually that is down to a lot of factors. I try to give this out as rarely as possible.
How do you rate your books? Is it different to me? Let me know!