Some people give 5 stars like nobodies business. Like creepy men tossing money at strippers as if they have money for days. Me? I’m not like that. I’m extremely picky about giving books a 5 star rating. I give 5 star ratings out very few and far between. So what makes me consider giving a story 5/5 stars? Continue reading… 🙂
It has to make me feel something. I don’t mean little butterflies because there was a cute romance or scared because something epic happened. I mean it crushed my soul and destroyed it beyond repair. The book has to make me think outside the book. It needs to make me consider things I’ve never considered before. It needs to make me rethink my thoughts in new directions.
I love books with an amazing writing style. I love books that are poetic. Not something generic. I want to read a book that’s told in a different way. I also want a book that I can connect to the characters on a super personal level. I want it to feel like the characters trust me enough to tell me their secrets (does that makes sense?). I don’t want a book where I only connect to the characters for the sake of the story.
I think this is a reason I love contemporary novels so much. They make me think and feel and consider. In all honesty, though, a book doesn’t need to have fantastic characters, a solid plot, or amazing writing for me to rate it 5/5. It just needs to make me feel something spectacular.
Here are some of my favorite 5 star books
What about you? How do you go about giving a book the solid 5 star rating?