Most of the books I review are ones I have chosen myself and have thoughts to share. If I have been sent the book for review, this will be clearly stated in the post. Receiving a book from a publisher or author does not influence my thoughts on the book in any way and I am 100% honest in my reviews.
I use a star rating system for my book reviews.
5* I loved it, would re-read it and didn’t find anything wrong with it
4* I really enjoyed it – maybe found a few faults but would read similar books
3* A good read, maybe didn’t stand out as much as others, a few faults
2* Not to my personal taste, did not enjoy
1* Not at all to my taste – did not finish
I would like to say that I read purely for enjoyment. I love reading, love holding book, turning pages and immersing myself in a different world. I am also very good at choosing books for myself! Usually if I know it’s “not my thing” I tend not to pick it up. Reviewing books is a hobby and because of that I rate books based mainly on my enjoyment of the book. I always try to be more specific when I do a full review of a book and include all the positive and negative thoughts I had about the book.