let's talk about book rating

Hello lovelies ! It has been such a long time since I posted a discussion post ! It was than time to change that !
Today I want to talk about how difficult it is to rate a book. As book bloggers, or more generally reviewer, we often make it.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s almost an automatism. I don’t think a lot while rating a book. You might ask why. Most of the time, my rating is either a 4 or a 5. It’s not because I’m always reading amazing books.

So, obviously, I take the plot, the characters, their developments and the writing style into consideration. It’s the basics ! But the way I felt while reading the book can change my rate by half a star. Sometimes, the book is simple, with a used and reused plot, and cliché characters. But if I had a great time reading it, wanting to stay home to finish it, well it will raise my rating. My final rating depends on my feels !
I know for other bloggers, their rating is way more serious than mine.

Anyway, I find it very tricky to be honest. It’s difficult to decide what makes a book a 3 stars instead of a 4 stars, you know ? Knowing people are reading reviews before buying a book, that your review can influence them… I don’t know,it feels important to rate a book with care !

So, how do you rate the books you’re reading ? I wanna know how you’re doing it !


6 thoughts on “| LET’S TALK | BOOK RATING

  1. i used to be a more “critical” rater, who didn’t take my “feels” into account very much, but as i rated more and more books, that’s definitely changed! i think now i have more of a balanced rating system, where i take into account technique as well as how a book made me feel. in fact, one of my favorite series–the Ruined trilogy by amy tintera–is not great in terms of literary technique, but i got so caught up in my feels reading the story that i couldn’t rate it low. in the end, i ended up rating it 3.75 stars, but i still sometimes feel like that was too low! it is also kinda a gut instinct thing for me as well, kinda just what i’m feeling at the moment. 🤷

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  2. OH rating is SO hard, ahah. I often, just like you, rate my books 4 or 5 stars, since I pretty much pick up books I’m almost sure I will love. IT’s so hard, though, to know what rating the book is worth, sometimes it’s just… a feeling, for me. I don’t know, I just feel like it was a great book, for instance, but didn’t blow me away, while some other times, I just know I have to give a particular book 5 stars because it was just THAT amazing. Rating books is soooo hard though, haha. 😛

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