Here’s the rating system which I will apply to each of the books I’ve read (as of 3/26/2014)
10 – Perfection. One of the best books I’ve ever read
This book is very well-written. It has well-rounded characters, and I know I will re-read it in the future. It has no perceptible flaws.
9 – Practically perfect
This book has fantastic characters/plot/writing style. Pretty close to perfect.
8 – Freaking fantastic
Memorable. I really enjoyed reading it. The execution of the plot/characters was solid.
7 – Pretty good
Has flaws that are perceptible, but the story works. Entertaining and well-paced.
6 – Good, but not great
Above average, but not by much. Nothing spectacular or particularly special. The book works overall, but probably would have preferred to read something else.
5 – Take it or leave it
Not bad but not memorable. Completely average. The book suffers from stereotypes in plot or characters.
4 – Eh. This is bad
A book that is all around sub-par, though somehow has a few qualities that stopped me from hating it.
3 – Horrible; why am I reading this?
A book that I had to push through to keep reading it, and I mostly did so to say I finished it. Suffers from major problems in style/plot/characters.
2 – I’ve wasted part of my life reading this
Completely horrible and a waste of time. This means it probably had bad writing, flat characters, or huge plot holes. Just barely above being complete crap.
1 – One of the worst books I’ve ever read
I want my money and time back from buying and reading this. No good qualities whatsoever.
0 – I’m not finishing this
This speaks for itself. So bad I didn’t read the whole thing.
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I admit, even before I’ve read any of your reviews, that I too like this system. It’s more comprehensive than the usual five stars, and even when I award fives the description I give about why is usually more like your 9/10. Finding a perfect book is almost impossible!
That’s why I went for the ten star system – it gives me more room to rate the books. Five stars can be so constricting sometimes! Thanks for stopping by!
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Stefani – I absolutely love this rating system! The descriptions are just too perfect!
Thank you!! I wanted to describe each rating how I would actually describe it to a friend. Not super technical or anything. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them!