Rating System

Highly Recommended Reads are some of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s the highest praise I give any book. Most are rated with 5 stars, but occasionally a 4 star book is considered worthy as the distinction, as well.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Loved it! This is a fantastic book and I want EVERYONE to read it!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really liked it.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I liked it.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Disappointing. The story had potential, but didn’t live up to it.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Didn’t like it at ALL.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Books are occasionally given an extra 1/2 star when I feel the quality of the story is deserving of something more, but still lacked an intangible something that prevented me from bumping it up another star level. I can’t always explain what that “something” is, but I will always endeavor to do so.