I use the star rating system, which is most commonly found on Goodreads.
MY Rating Scale:
✯✯✯✯✯– This book was amazing and can be counted among my favorite books. I give books 5-star reviews when they blow me away. When I can’t stop thinking or talking about a book, I know it deserves a 5-star rating!
✯✯✯✯ – This book was great, and I would highly recommend it to others. I’ll give a book 4 stars when it was really good but didn’t quite inch its way into the 5-star category.
✯✯✯ – This book was decent. There were flaws, but the enjoyment factor outweighed them. I tend to give a book 3 stars if I liked it but didn’t love it. Usually it’s a book I enjoyed but wouldn’t read it again. Sometimes I recommend these books to others, but sometimes I don’t–it depends on the book.
✯✯– This book wasn’t great. It had some redeeming qualities, but overall I didn’t love it. Usually I can find something in a book I like, which pulls it up from a 1-star.
✯– This book was a struggle to get through or I DNFed (did not finish) it. I didn’t enjoy reading it.