- The worst book I could have possibly read. This rating is saved for the true demon spawns of book hell, and makes me contemplate why I even read books in the first place. If I don't finish a book, it's normally a 1 or 2 on the rating scales of Judgement.
- Comparatively against a book rated as a one, it's not a 10 but I still wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. I may have or may not have finished this book, but if I did, it was only from a feeling of obligation as a bookworm, and not because this book was any bit good. I would most likely try to gift this book off to someone, or donate it to a charity store.
- It was bearable, but leaves me wanting more and often ranting about all the things wrong with it. Only would have read this out of curiosity, then hated myself for putting myself through that type of mental torture. Makes me question if the writer should maybe quit their day job and seek something else.
- It was okay. I wouldn't recommend it to others, but it wasn't a COMPLETE waste of my time. Bits and pieces of it were good, and I'd cling to that because nothing else redeems it. I probably wouldn't think twice about this book, but would use it in conversations with other Bookworms.
- I'm half loving it, and half in hate with it. There are wonderfully good points, but there are points that are so horrendous it's hard to over look them. I'd probably keep this book in my bookshelf, but hidden somewhere deep so that my other better books could shine.
- This book was admirable, and kept me interested until the end of it. It's a high rating enough that it would get a recommendation, but it wouldn't be my FIRST recommendation.
- This book is something that would get me talking. It'd stay with me a few weeks after reading it, and it'd made me think while randomly making my bed or something. While not tagged as a favourite, it still resonated with me, and has a place on my bookshelf.
- Adoration. This book is adored, loved, cherished. It receives recommendations and reviews about it, and it often circulates my group of friends. It has all these redeeming features that make it desirable to be favoured, and is well written enough to continue being in discussion a long time after you finish.
- Tears. Snot. Feelings. This book destroys me emotionally, makes me feel things that I wouldn't have otherwise felt, and makes me aware of humanity's ugly and weaknesses, but also it's beauty and strengths. It's the highest on the recommendation list, and will forcibly be brought up in conversation. All the features are loved, resonate for years after, and are placed in the best shelf on the bookshelf.
- I have not read a 10 book yet. This book would probably be the ultimate. The Alpha against all the Omegas. It would probably replace any love interest that I may have at that current time. It would bring me Peace, in a world full of Chaos. It's the Light in the Dark. It's everything you ever wanted, and more!
My rating system goes as such - the .5's are a mixture of the two first numbers, like a 7.5
Thanks goes to Ashleigh for making this whole rating system a thing. So on a scale of 1-10;
1 being, I could not read this book. I tried and I would rather sell my first born child than finish reading this book.
10 being, I would sell my first born child so everyone on earth could have a copy of this book to read and cherish as long as they both shall live. And everything else falling somewhere in between. Here are all the books I have reviewed/mentioned at some point on this blog. Series have been rated together as a whole even though some books in some series are better than others, I was just too lazy to rate them individually.
If it has one of these * then it made me cry real legitimate tears.
None yet. I am kind of reserving this so I have somewhere to go.
The Book Thief *- Markus Zusak
Bridge to Terabithia *- Katherine Paterson
Ender's Game*- Orson Scott Card
The Hobbit- J.R.R Tolkien
Tiger Eyes *- Judy Blume
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest *- Ken Kesey
13 Reasons Why *- Jay Asher
The Harry Potter Series*- J.K. Rowling
The Messenger *- Markus Zusak
All the Truth That's in Me- Julie Berry
The Fault in Our Stars *- John Green
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
Why We Broke Up- Daniel Handler
The Spectacular Now- Tim Tharp
Calvin and Hobbes Collections- Bill Watterson
We All Fall Down- Robert Cormier
The Still Point of the Turning World *- Emily Rapp
The Five People You Meet in Heaven*- Mitch Albom
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August- Claire North
Freak the Mighty *- Rodman Philbrick
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne
The Wish List- Eoin Colfer
World War Z- Max Brooks
Mao's Last Dancer- Li Cunxin
My Sister's Keeper *- Jodi Picoult
Eleanor and Park *- Rainbow Rowell
Heroes- Robert Cormier
Slaughterhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
The Hunger Games Trilogy- Suzanne Collins
If I Stay *- Gale Forman
The Knife of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
It's Kind of a Funny Story- Ned Vizzini
More Than This- Patrick Ness
For One More Day- Mitch Albom
Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carol
The Hardy Boys series- Franklin W. Dixon
Artemis Fowl Series- Eoin Colfer
The Giver- Lois Lowry
High Fidelity- Nick Hornby
As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth- Lynne Rae Perkins
The Collector- John Fowles
Through the Tiger's Eye- Kerrie O'Connor
The Time Traveler's Wife *- Audrey Niffenegger
Gone- Lisa Gardner
Falling Into Place- Amy Zhang
How to be Good- Nick Hornby
Stormbreaker series- Anthony Horowitz
Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell
How I Live Now- Meg Rosoff
Wicked- Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings
Josie Smith Goes to the Beach- ???
Twilight- Stephanie Meyer
The Maze Runner- James Dashner
Silas Marner- George Eliot
Tess of the D'Urbervilles *- Thomas Hardy (tears because now I have to give away my first born child).
Disclaimer. Some of them might end up slightly higher or lower than they normally might have been because I have to compare them to the other books I've already rated. Does that make sense?