I typically rate my books on a 5 Star rating system, thanks to Goodreads.
So below is how I typically classify each category:
★★★★★ – FANTASTIC. I want to read it again and again!
★★★★☆ – Really, really good book! Loved it.
★★★☆☆ – Liked it.
★★☆☆☆ – It was okay.
★☆☆☆☆ – Didn’t like it, not at all. Too many problems.
I am pretty lenient with my ratings because I am easy to please so it’s very, very rare that I give a book a one star rating, however it does happen. I usually slide between two ratings as well, but I’ll always explain if that happens.
Also, I rate a little differently depending on genre.
For example, if it’s a Contemporary I tend to rate a little easier because I am not expecting a complex plot.
Just depends 😀