I rate books on a scale of 1-5 stars. I also use half stars for books that fall somewhere in between. I usually round up when I rate books on Goodreads, but I will indicate my actual rating in my review.
HARD PASS. I strongly disliked this book and probably DNF. Something about this book is problematic (plot, characters, subject matter) and I would not recommend it to anyone.
DID NOT LIKE. I finished the book, but it was not my cup of tea. I would not recommend this unless you are a particular fan of the author, series, or genre.
GOOD. I enjoyed this book, but it did not totally wow me. This book is average or slightly above. I had some issues with the believability of the plot, characters, pacing, subject matter, etc. I would probably recommend this book if you really want to read it, but I won’t be singing its praises.
VERY GOOD. GREAT. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. It didn’t have everything I wanted from it, but it was still very well-written and enjoyable.
AMAZING. FAVORITE. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS. I will recommend this book to everyone, regardless of their preferred genres.