I recently read this blog post where the blogger explained why she is no longer rating books, and of course that got me thinking. And then of course, I wanted to know what YOU think.
- How do you feel about book ratings in general? (Are they helpful? Too arbitrary?)
- What, if anything, would you suggest as an alternative?
Personally, I find ratings helpful AND arbitrary lol. I use them as a guide for an overall perception of the novel but I also recognize that a 5-star to me may be a 3-star to someone else. We all bring our own tastes and experiences to a book, and both of those things factor in when we’re deciding on a rating.
So, those are my thoughts. What about you?