Happy Wednesday, fellow readers!
Let me know what you’re doing today! (Because let’s face it, I’m nosey). I’ll be typing up this post, walking into town to collect a package from the post office (I wonder what it’ll be?) and do some reading later on. I’m HOPING to do a very long session of blog hopping too, because it’s been ages since I’ve caught up on other people’s blogs. I really need to start actively using Bloglovin’, so the blog hop will be there too.
Anyway, back to the first part of my day – this discussion post!
What makes you rate a book 5 stars?
Do you hand them out willingly?
Or are you hesitant to hand them out?
Either way…what is it about a book that WILL get you to give it 5 stars?
Rating a book 5/5 can be quite a bold statement. I mean, you can’t get any higher rating that full marks.
If I see someone rate a book 5 stars, I automatically think “WOW this book must be great!” or I’ll think through whether I have a similar reading taste to them, so I can judge if I’ll enjoy it so much. 5 star rated books just catch my attention so much more. Of course they would!
But we all have our different reasons for rating books 5 stars…
THE BOOK IS FLAWLESS. ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS.
You can’t fault it.
The review is just you GUSHING YOUR LOVE for the book because WOW is it amazing.
Reading through the review and there is not one single bad thing to say about it.
Of course the book has faults. Don’t they all?
BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE YOU ENJOYED IT SO DAMN MUCH AND COULD SCREAM.
All the beautiful faulted characters, you just want to bundle them up in blankets because they’re so precious.
Yes, you can admit there’s things wrong with the book. But does it matter? NOT AT ALL.
Maybe there’s certain topic you look for.
A sort of checklist.
Great worldbuilding? – check
Complex characters? – check
Complicated but understandable plot? – check
At least two important issues discussed? – check
WELL THEN IT’S GETTING 5/5 STARS!
“So what makes me rate a book 5 stars?” I hear you ask.
Well, I can explain it very simply. Because while I don’t hand them out that often, I know exactly what needs to happen for me to give a 5 star rating.
I ADORE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, IT’S A NEW FAVOURITE.
Maybe there are faults. Maybe I can’t find them. Maybe I just don’t care about them because it makes the book even more perfect.
BUT I enjoyed this book so much, I loved it with all my hearts, it gave me ALL the emotions.
I could reread this book countless times and I’d not get bored.
I will instantly jump into any conversation that mentions this book. I will want to THROW this book at everyone who hasn’t read it, just screaming READ IT!!!
Basically, I’ll turn into a raving lunatic for this book.
So now it’s your turn!
Do you hand out 5 star ratings quite often, or are you hesitant to give them out?
What is it about a book that will make you give it 5 stars?
Maybe it’s different for every situation?
Has your rating system changed at all? Maybe you used to hand out 5 stars easily, whereas now you’re much more hesitant?
Also, don’t forget to tell me about your day (from the intro)!
Join the discussion in the comments!
Until next time…