I’ve been thinking about the books that I have read so far this year. Some of them were excellent, 4 or 5 star worthy, others not so much. I have read back through some of these reviews and said “What was I thinking giving this books 3.5 stars” (or 4) when looking back I would give them far less. Even my opinion of a book changes over time, as I become more exposed to the genre and/or author.
I’ve decided that from now on, I will only review and discuss these books without actually rating them with stars.
Why is that? Because when I give one book a 4 doesn’t mean it’s “as good” as another book that I gave a 4. I don’t want to pit books against one another and while it is very easy for me to talk about what I liked or disliked about a book, it is very difficult for me to come up with a star rating. I guess I will have to when I post a review on goodreads, but on my own personal blog, I have decided not to do so.
When I read reviews posted by other bloggers, I don’t really look to the rating that they give the book as much as what they have to say about the book.
I would like to make my book reviews more like discussions, more conversational so that they are actually fun for me to write (instead of me hating on them as I write them— which I do sometimes) and more fun for you guys to read.