Our ratings are from five stars down to one star (including half stars).
Five stars: Masterpiece.
These books had us hooked from the beginning and found them hard to put down. We could read them over and over again, they are that good. These are the books we would thoroughly recommend that you read.
Four stars: Outstanding.
These books were excellent. We enjoyed them throughout and found them hard to put down. We would recommend that you read these books.
Three stars: Good.
These are good books, with minor flaws. We enjoyed reading them, but they are not books that we would choose to read over and over again.
Two stars: OK.
These books we generally struggled with, whether it was the plot, the dialogue, the writing or the pace. Books that we found hard to get through and not to our taste. Yet we plodded on and finished them, though we wouldn’t read them again.
One star: Not for me.
These books we gave up on, part way through. They weren’t for us.
Half stars are used when we feel that the book is in-between the two ratings.