Here's the information on how I rate my books. I rate them twice, once for a grade, once out of 5 stars. If you're wondering why I have a grade as well, you can read why here.
My Star Rating: (I also do half stars.)
5 Stars: Awesome book! You need to read it! (Right now.......Do it. Seriously.)
4 Stars: Great book. I really enjoyed it, and you should read it. Maybe wait for paperback if you want to buy it, though.
3 Stars: A decent book, maybe I would recommend it, maybe not. There were some big flaws, though.
2 Stars: There were a lot of major flaws, and I didn't enjoy it that much. Wouldn't recommend it myself, but you might like it.
1 Star: Ick. Bad book. Would never recommend it.
My Grades for Books:
A+: Reserved for my all time favorites.....it's almost like that exclusive shelf rating that every reader has (you know, there's five star books, that might be your favs, but then there's your FAVOURITES.) You won't see this one TOO much.
A: Awesome! This is a five star book and a must-read!
A-: Still a pretty awesome read......in between 4.5 and 5.
B+: You should read this book, it comes highly recommended! 4.5
B: 4 stars. Read this, you will enjoy it! But you might want to get it from the library.
B-: In between 3.5 and 4 stars....a good read, but I might have had one or two issues with it.
C+: 3 stars. I had issues with this book, but there were certain things that I did enjoy.
C: In between 2.5 and 3 stars....had issues with it, but I might have liked one or two things.
C-: Ehhh....this means 2 stars. There might have been one thing that I liked, but I did not enjoy this book.
D+: In between 1.5 and 2 stars. Did not enjoy.
D: 1 star. I would never recommend it. (You won't see this one very much, nor with D+.)