I have to ask myself time and time again, am I being too harsh with my ratings on Goodreads?
I browse through many other bloggers, book tubers and friends ratings on there and they happily give 5 stars to a book they liked. Most books I really enjoy I only give 4 stars to. My reasoning behind this is because I believe that a 5 star book is something that changes your life. That makes you smarter or creates elicits an extreme emotional response. Books I really enjoy don't necessarily do that.
I can thoroughly enjoy a book that is decently written with good characters, but I cannot love something like that. There has to be something more about the book, something special that makes you feel like everyone needs to read that book, or that if you could only ever read one story again it would be that one, over and over until you die.
That is what a 5 star rating is to me, which is why perhaps I don't rate things that way on my blog. I don't like defining things by a number. Numbers mean different tings to me that they do to you. 4 stars might not be worth your time but to me I think they're great.
So how do you rate your books on Goodreads and do reviews on Goodreads matter more than ratings? Leave me your links to your Goodreads, I am always looking for more people to interact with on there.