The Rating System

I’m rating each book that I read on a 10 point system.  Here I’ll try to outline about what to expect for each rating that I give a book.

10 – Go buy the book now, especially if you’re a fan of the genre that it’s in.  Generally if a book received a 10 it was a book that I couldn’t put down that I absolutely loved.

9 – Really good book that just something a little off with it.  Still well worth reading, especially if you’re a fan of the genre.

8 – Good book that’s worth reading, but it isn’t ripping me through the pages.  Well worth reading, but a book that I could put down and do something else for a while.

7 – Still a book I would suggest to people.  Maybe something you’ve seen in books before, but done well enough to be a good read.

10-7 All books that I’d suggest to other people that are well worth reading.

6 – The book was an interesting read, and had some very good parts, but was flawed in some way to where it just didn’t work for me.  Good enough to read if you’re familiar with the author, but otherwise not something I’d quickly suggest.

5 – Book with an interesting premise, but not very well done to me.  Again if you like books by this author, or if it’s in a series go for it, but otherwise not something I’d suggest too quickly.

6-5 Books that I’d only suggest in limited circumstances.  If you’re a fan of the author or the series the book is in they’re worth reading.

4 – A book getting a 4 is one that just doesn’t work for me.  It might show some promise, but getting there is more of a hassle than it’s worth.

3 – To get a 3 a book is decent enough to finish, but while it’s similar to a 3 in that it’s more trouble than it’s worth to get anything out of, a 3 also irritates me on some level.

2 – To get a 2 I would have to regret reading the book.  This could be a book that was part of a series that I would have put down if it wasn’t in the series, or a book that I did put down because I didn’t care enough to finish it.

1 – For a 1, I’d have to put down a book without finishing it because part of the book has seriously offended me.  Again, I don’t see this happening very often.

4-1 Books that I’d suggest staying away from at all costs.  The only reason to look at any of these books is if you have to for some reason or maybe if they have an interesting premise that you could look at as a writer, otherwise stay far away.

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