For someone who likes to read as much as I do, it’s quite difficult to choose only one or a few favorite books. In my Goodreads account I created a all-time-favorites shelf and everytime I finish a book that blows me away I add it to this shelf among the “read” shelf.
I believe that giving a 5 stars review or adding a book to any favorite shelf is very, very personal. Specially because books have a way to touch each of us differently…For example I gave Consequences (and Truth) by Aleatha Roaming 5 stars but I also gave the same amount of stars to Tangled by Emma Chase. I’m not trying to compare them or saying one (book or author) is better than the other, but they are completely different types of books, but each of them amazing in its own way.
So the criteria I use to give stars to a book is having no criteria! 🙂
Not all my favorite books received 5 stars from me, and lately I’ve been quite economic with my stars, I’m paying attention to more details, and I really try not to have my opinion of the author influence my opinion of the book (sometimes we can get a little bit prejudiced with an author because we didn’t like their previous work, for example).
What about you, do you use any sort of criteria to give stars to a book? What consists a 5 stars book for you?
Oh, if you want to see the list with my favorite books, it is in the top of the page, besides “ABOUT”. Just click “FAVORITE BOOKS” to see them (please be patient with me, I’ll update the list today)!