Top 5 Tuesday: Reasons I Rate a Book 5 Stars

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

I don’t think I am a ‘critical’ reader by any means but I know what I like and I know what I love.

Over the past year I think I’ve been more picky about what rating I give a book so this topic was perfect for me!

Theme = Top 5 Reasons I Rate a Book 5 Stars


Pacing 🏃‍♀️

I’m one of those who wants it not too fast but not too slow. I want it all!!!!!

Writing Style ✒

If I don’t like the authors/books writing style it’s going to have an effect on what I think of the book.

Plot 📖

It needs to be interesting, make sense and have no holes! If there are holes, it totally takes my concentration away as I’m thinking about it!

Feels 😿😹

How the story makes me feel. I want all those feels! Well not in real life, just in the world that I am currently inhabiting!

Recommend 🏆

If I want to plaster the book all over social media, if I want to discuss with a book friend who has read and if I push the book on my book friends then it’s a winner for me!


What about you? What makes you rate a book 5 stars?

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Reasons I Rate a Book 5 Stars

  1. I agree with you about the writing style. Some authors have been acclaimed by many like John Green and yet, their style just does not work for me!

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