Please note: I am no longer using this rating system. Visit the Enjoyment Scale page for my current rating system.
My rating system is loosely based on the Goodreads rating system. Instead of stars, however, I’ve chosen to give books letter grades.
A++ = 5 stars. This book is so amazing that it deserves two pluses. It will be rare to see this rating, but if you do, you’ll know I’m serious about the book.
A = 4 stars. I really liked the book.
B = 3 stars. The book was good and I liked it, but I’m not overly excited about it.
C = 2 stars. The book was okay, but nothing special.
D = 1 star. I finished the book, but didn’t like it.
F = DNF. I couldn’t finish the book.
Sometimes my views are caught somewhere between stars (or, in my case, grades), and that is where the shaded grades (+/-) come in. For example, if I rate something as 3.5, I will give it either an A- or a B+. An A- is for a book that I really liked, but there were some detracting features, and B+ is for a book that was good, but that had some extra factors that makes it better than other B (3 star) books.
For more explanation on my ratings, read this post.