Below I have outlined my own rating scale. My reviews are simply my opinions and my thoughts on a particular book right after I finish reading them. My opinions and how I rate books have evolved over time. Not everyone will agree with my reviews, and that’s okay.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I do consider a 3-star rating a positive review. I am very picky about which books I will give 5 stars. Since I don’t have a higher rating than 5 stars, I reserve that rating for the books that I find absolutely spectacular and that moved me.
DID NOT FINISH — I will not rate a book that I shelf as “did not finish.” I don’t believe it’s fair to put a rating on books I didn’t read from beginning to end.