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How I Rate

Hello Readers & Friends,

I thought it was important that I shared how I rate my books, as everyone rates their reads differently and I do think that it needs to be clear what my views are! 

Usually reserved for books that I DNF, either due to the style of writing or a truly terrible storyline. For me to actually finish an entire book and still give it only 1 star, it's because it was so problematic that I can't in good conscience ever recommend it to other readers.

Example - After We Collided by Anna Todd

A book which I did finish, but really didn't like. Either the plot was poor, the characters were rantable, or it was heavily disappointing following hype.

Example - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick or Solitaire by Alice Oseman.

A 3-star rating means it was a fine read. It passed the time nicely and I enjoyed it at the time but I'll probably have forgotten it within 6 months. Not one I'd typically go out of my way to recommend to anyone but if someone asked me I wouldn't dissuade them either, I'd probably just say 'yeah if you think you'll like it, it was okay!'

Example - Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Really enjoyed and looked forward to reading every day. One that I would definitely recommend.

Example: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Could not put down and thought about for ages after. Would re-read and if there's fan-art, I've probably searched for it. Could talk about for a long time so don't bring them up or ask me for my 5-star reads unless you have a lot of free time for the answer. 

Example: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

Also to note - if something is a half-star rating for me, I'll always round UP on Goodreads, not down. e.g. for a 3.5 star read, I'll put it as 4 stars on GoodReads.

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