♥ indicates a book I’d wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. For posts and photos, it just indicates one of my favorites.

Also, I made a rating scale for books. It’s a 10-point ordinal scale, where 10 is the best and 0 is the worst. It’s mostly just to help me remember what I’ve enjoyed and to give me a consistent, clear scale to reference.

10 = Flawless. Masterwork that actually permanently changed my point of view on something. Genre/canon defining or introduces entirely new ideas.
9 = Amazing. A favorite book that defines a genre. Leaves me thinking or emotional for days. The type of book I pulled an all-nighter to read. Highlight of the genre.
8 = Great. Extremely fun or moving to read. Made me think. Writing/style/world on point. Couldn't put it down. Memorable.
7 = Good. Enjoyed reading it even if imperfect. Time well-spent.
6 = Okay. Some reedeming qualities and no regrets about reading it. There's a good book in here somewhere.
5 = Mediocre. Not good or bad, just meh. Wouldn't recommend it and will likely forget about it.
4 = Bad. Minor regret that I wasted time reading it. Any good ideas buried by the bad.
3 = Awful. I finished but it was a complete slog.
2 = Painful. Big regrets and/or actively mad. Poorly executed, unoriginal garbage or trying way too hard.
1 = Unbearable. Didn't finish the book. Made a good effort but couldn't get more than a few chapters in.
0 = No. Only worth burning. Didn't finish and never will. I will remember this book forever for how bad it was.