Rating System

My rating system is based solely on how I personally felt about these books.  My rating may be influenced by writing style, subject matter, and how the book moved or did not move me.  These ratings include books that have been read in 2016 and beyond only.  I will not go back and rate books that I have read before then, unless I am re-reading them, which is unlikely to happen.


StarI didn’t like it.

2star  It was ok.

3-stars I liked the book.

images-2 I really liked the book.  There was something extra special about it.

images  I absolutely loved it.   I thought it was brilliant, moving, and enlightening.


My five star adult reads to date:

  1. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  2. My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout
  3. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
  4. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
  5. Forty Rooms, by Olga Grushin
  6. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
  7. Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson
  8. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  9. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  10. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  11. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
  12. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  13. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

My five star middle grade reads to date:

  1.  “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

My five star children’s reads to date:

  1. Too Many Moose! by Lisa Bakos
  2. The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires
  3. “The Pruwahaha Monster” by Jean-Paul Mulders
  4. National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia by National Geographic Kids
  5. Did You Know? Animals by D.K. Publishing
  6. Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton

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