A discussion post, of sorts.
I’ve realised that my rating system ends up being a bit arbitrary, so I’m trying to codify it below. At the moment, a book gets a “gut feeling” score when I start writing my review, which is normally a few days after I’ve finished it (and I can have read a number of books in the meantime) but sometimes a month or two afterwards!
I’ve decided on a few based guidelines:
If I couldn’t put the book down – at least 7.
If I didn’t finish it – no more than 4.
To get a ten, I have to have been deeply moved by the book and to want everyone around me to read it immediately.
Obviously I reserve the right to continue rating books on whatever scale I feel like and to make exceptions to my rules above.
What do you think? Do marks out of ten help? Suggestions for further rules?