After much thought, I have decided to change the way I rate books. For ages now I have been giving books ratings of four and five stars and the majority of books I’ve read this year have been rated five stars by myself. I’m hoping to change this. Are these books really worth such a high rating?
My new system is going to go as following:
Five crowns means that I completely fell in love with the book and would consider it one of my favourites. I’m going to be trying to make five crown books rarer because I’ve been giving a lot of books five star ratings this year when, actually, they don’t deserve it.
Four crowns means that I really enjoyed a book, and although there were some faults, I would definitely recommend it and remember it. The amount of four stars I’ve given out so far this year has been minimal when a lot of the books have deserved this rating, so I’m going to be tougher.