When I’ve finished a book and it’s time to rate it on Goodreads, I usually have an incredibly hard time to decide between the amount of stars I should give. Five stars is just not enough to choose from! I spend many frustrating moments wondering why it’s not possible to give half a star.
That’s why I came up with my own rating system! I’d been wanting to do so for a while, but now it’s finally here.
Adored it – This book blew my mind! I 100% recommend it. Everyone should read it, and I kind of want to re-read it right away. Might have left me feeling like I’ve just been punched in the gut (in a good way, though!). Possibly a new favourite, and will stay with me for a long time. I will not give this rating to many books.
Loved it – This book was amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has even a slight interest in this genre. I’d love to re-read it some day. It was highly entertaining or really thought-provoking (or both!), and I’d be hard pressed to think of a negative aspect of this book.
Really liked it – I really enjoyed this book! It was very entertaining, and I would definitely recommend it. It was a lovely read and I might re-read it at some point, given the opportunity.
Liked it – This book was a fun read! I enjoyed it and would probably recommend it. However, there were some aspects I had my reservations about. I don’t think I will re-read this book, but you never know.
Okay with it – I’m more or less indifferent about this book. I did not develop an emotional connection to the (main) character(s), but the story was still sort of enjoyable. I will not re-read this, and will only recommend it to people with a particular interest in this theme.
Not sure about it – I do not know what to think of this book. There were one or two aspects I liked, but overall I did not enjoy this book. I would not recommend it.
Did not like it – I don’t know why I finished this book. I did not enjoy it in the slightest and would not recommend it to anyone.
Hated it – I take serious issue with this book. I would strongly recommend NOT reading it. I will only give out this rating if I find there to be something seriously wrong with a book (i.e. racism/homophobia etc.)