Here is a breakdown of my rating system. If anyone needs further clarification on why a book received a certain rating, feel free to contact me anytime 😉.
5 stars: ★★★★★ : I use this rating when I come across a book that I can’t find any real flaws in. Something in this book resonates with me and it becomes a favorite, a book I will recommend highly.
4 stars: ★★★★ : This book was very engaging and I really enjoyed it. I’d even still read it again and I would recommend it for others to read absolutely. It’s likely something little that kept it from being a five star read, but it was important enough that I noticed it.
3 stars: ★★★ : This book was right in the middle ground for me, I liked it, I’m glad I read it and it had great potential but there probably wasn’t any WOW factor.
2 stars (rare): ★★ : This is a book I honestly didn’t like but was still able to find a couple of things to comment on that I felt might be interesting to other readers.
1 star (super rare): ★: This is a book I found extremely difficult to get through and still didn’t enjoy at all. I would be hard pressed to find quality things to say about a book I gave this rating to, which is why I pretty much never do.
DNF: Did Not Finish: This means I did not finish the book because it was either too offensive or I simply could not bear through the content to read it. I do try my hardest to finish books even if I am not enjoying them for whatever reason. I do not put a rating on books I do not finish as I don’t want to judge a book I’ve only partially read.