Recently, I’ve become very conflicted over rating book 3 stars. I used to peg 3 starred ratings as disliking the book, but now that I’m reading and rating many more books, this negative connotation with 3 stars has resulted in most of of my reviews getting squeezed in between 3.5 and 5 stars, while 1 and 2 stars are rarely used (I rarely find myself passionately disliking a novel)
There are times I wish I could give 5.5 stars, because it trumps the previous 5 star ratings. Other times I feel like a 4 star rating no longer means anything because all my books are 4 stars.
I’ve been thinking about this for quite some while. I’m planning on changing my rating system so that 3 means good rather than bad.
What are your thoughts on rating a book 3 stars? I’d love to hear and discuss!