What do the stars mean to me? Note that I take price into account when deciding my rating. Books over $8 are judged more critically.
★★★★★ 5 Stars: I loved this book and would highly recommend it. Story connected with me on an emotional level.
★★★★½ 4.5 Stars: Almost 5 stars but something was just slightly askew. I would highly recommend it.
★★★★ 4 Stars: I really liked this book, and I would recommend it, but with qualification.
★★★½ 3.5 Stars: I liked the book, and while I don’t regret reading it, I’m not sure I would recommend it.
★★★ 3 Stars: The book was ok, but it just didn’t connect with me for some reason. I don’t regret reading it, but in hindsight, this wasn’t a good choice for me.
★★ 2 Stars: There were some serious issues for me, and it would have been better if I had never read it.