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My Rating System

Similar to Goodreads and Amazon, I rate all of my books on a 5 star system, with 5 being the very best. Here’s an explanation of my criteria.  





5 STARS : It was an amazing book. One of my favorite books of the year. The writing, story and structure were flawless. I loved it and strongly recommend it.  

4 STARS: It was a very good to great book. It was an enjoyable or entertaining read with very few, if any issues with writing, story or structure.  Most of my reviews fall in this category. I really liked it and highly recommend it.  


3 STARS: It was a good book.  Held my interest but it may have had some issues with writing, story or structure. I liked it but it did not stand out from others in its genre. I recommend it while noting issues.  

2 STARS: It was fair. While I finished the book I may have had significant issues with either the writing, the story or the structure.  Reading it was a struggle and I will post a shorter review while noting issues.  

1 STAR: I did not like it.  I may not have finished it because it did not hold my interest and I will not write a detailed review or recommend it. If I have done a good job of selecting the books I choose to read, I believe I should rarely have books in this category.   

My Rating System

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