The system I use to rate the books I read is very similar to what can be found on Goodreads, with the exception that I will also award half stars.

1 star – I didn’t like it at all. In fact, I probably couldn’t even finish it because I disliked it so much.

2 stars – It was okay. I definitely finished reading it, but it just wasn’t my kind of book.

3 stars – I liked it. There may have been a couple of things I didn’t like, which I will elaborate on in my book review, but overall I still enjoyed it and would recommend that others read it.

4 stars – I really liked it and would definitely recommend it to others.

5 stars – I absolutely loved it and will be gushing about it to all of my bookworm friends for months to come. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read.