So this is something that I’ve been thinking about for awhile and finally decided to write a post about it.
If you read a lot of my book reviews, or follow me on Goodreads, you’ve probably noticed that I give a lot of 3 or 3.5 stars. For me 3 stars usually means the book was decent. Like it was good but it wasn’t good enough for me to love it or adore it. But sometimes I find myself unable to define why I gave a book three stars. Sometimes I feel bad about giving a book 3 stars because I think it’s a good book just barely not good enough for four stars.
It’s been on my mind a lot because I feel like people see three stars as a bad rating. But I’m starting to think that it’s not. 1 or 2 stars is obviously a bad rating. It means the book was awful or just plain stupid. 4 stars means good, 5 stars means brilliant. But what does 3 stars mean? I really want to get better at rating books because I want to do justice to writer’s works.
What do 3 stars mean to you? Is it a good rating, bad rating, or something in between?