= I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't a perfect "Special Shelf" match for me, but I really liked it.
= Probably the most commonly used rating, 3.5 stars is for a book that was "above average," though not perfect for me. This is a good, solid rating.
= Significant number of things I didn't like that negatively impacted my overall enjoyment, though I may still have liked some parts of this book.
= For those books that were extra special for me. Sometimes they moved me emotionally or made me think deeply about a topic. Sometimes they were beautiful stories. Most of the time they were the books that I need to own and will reread over and over again because I love the characters and story.
Half star ratings are also used.