A Note on Ratings

It didn’t feel right to me to use starred ratings or number rankings for my reviews. A lot of ranking systems end up feeling too much like grades for my liking. At the end of the day, all I’m looking for from a rating is, “should I read it?” That’s why the rating system I chose is designed to be straightforward. It lets you know whether I recommend the book or not, and that’s it. The system is as follows:

  • DNF – Did Not Finish. I rarely DNF books and this will be a rare rating.
  • Do Not Recommend – I personally don’t recommend the book to other readers.
  • Neutral – I had problems with the book, but there were enough redeeming qualities that I won’t entirely sway readers away from it.
  • Recommend – I thought that the book was good, and want to encourage others to read it.
  • Highly Recommend – I thought that the book was extraordinary, and I strongly encourage others to read it because I think that they will love it, as well.
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