ONLY FOUR BOOKS.
I feel like I give a lot less one stars than most other bloggers (which isn't a bad thing because that means most books I read are pretty good), and that seems to be because it takes a lot to make me not like a book.
Qualifications For a One Star
Here are the usual qualifications. If a book meets most or all of them, I give it a one star.
- The book makes little impact to no impact on me.
- I don't connect to the story, the characters, or the emotions felt.
- The book is short with rushed scenes and little development (usually).
- I feel a little detached from the book and can read it really quickly.
- I feel very little emotion about the story I just read (if a book can make me feel emotions--happiness, sadness, even anger--I take that as a good sign).
- Little of the book's potential (if it has a lot) is met.
- I can come up with almost nothing to say about the book or the story.
- I can't (or barely can) come up with a reason to recommend the book.
Why Books Rarely Ever Meet the Above Qualifications
- I can usually find a reason to like every book I read.
- I'm not a picky reader--I don't get annoyed with tropes, characters, plots, romance, etc. as much as others seem to get.
- It takes a lot for a book to meet the qualifications for a one star read. A book needs to seem like completely or near pointless to spend my time reading.
- If I hate a book or don't like it very much, I usually move on to another one.
Now that you know why I don't give many one-star ratings, it's your turn!
Why are your qualifications for a one-star rating? Do you give one-star ratings, often?