Hey guys! This week’s topic is really interesting, because instead of talking about books, we’re talking about why we rate books 5 stars. There’s a lot of things that go into rating books and sometimes the smallest things can affect your rating. I can’t wait to see what everyone else’s lists!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @BionicBookWorm. Each week we respond to that week’s topic and link back to her page. Go check out her page to join in!
- Definite Reread
More often than not, if I give a book a 5 star review it’s because it’s definitely a reread. In order for me to think a book is a reread and worthy of five stars, the book also has to have the other four factors on this list.
- Great plot
I’m pretty sure every book lover will agree, a book has to have a decent plot in order to just read the book, but in order to get a 5 star review, the plot has to be really good. Plot-twists are the best.
- Page Turner
A book has to make me want to read it and not put it down in order to get 5 stars. It has to make me think and try to figure out what’s going to happen next if I do put it down.
- Great Writing
Every author writes differently, so it’s always a gamble when reading anything from a new author, but a 5 star read to me is a book that can describe everything enough for me to be able to imagine it myself without being too wordy. I also think good writing is when the author stays on what the story is about and doesn’t go too far into another direction to explain things.
- Good Characters
Good characters, and their development are a huge factor in any story. The characters have to go along with the plot and develop respectively in order for a story to be good and that’s how I factor that into how I rate my books.