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How I Rate Books
I provide an overall star rating at the end of reviews. I also conclude reviews with my thoughts on the book in totality.
All star ratings are broken down into the components I consider. These components are different for fiction and nonfiction.
– For fiction: writing, plot, and character development.
– For nonfiction: writing, cohesiveness, and storyline (for narrative nonfiction and memoirs) or organization (for more subject-matter focused nonfiction).
My Star Ratings
I loved this book. It made me think AND feel. I will highly recommend this book to everyone and urge them to read it pronto.
I really enjoyed this book. It made me think OR feel, not both. I would highly recommend this book to nearly everyone.
This is your average book, which I enjoyed. I would recommend it, possible with some caveats.
I thought this book was okay. My overall thoughts can be summed up as meh. I may recommend this book to certain people.
I actively disliked this book or it was highly problematic. I am unlikely to recommend it.
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