How Do I Rate the Books I Read?: A Look at My Rating System and What I Look for in a Book!!

I’m a really indecisive, not confident person.

And this means I struggle a lot with deciding ratings for books! Like a lot!! And so, in an effort to maybe help me decide on ratings more easily (and also to motivate me to READ), I’ve decided to tackle something I’ve been meaning to talk about for along time now: how I rate the books I read!!

I know there are a lot of people who don’t like to rate books, and that’s completely fine and understandable! I personally like ratings because I feel like it’s a way to quickly look back at my stance on the book, even though each rating will depend on the book of course!!

Like I said, I’ve wanted to write this for a long time now; I had it planned before I saw Marie @ Drizzle Hurricane Books talk about the same thing on her blog in November, and then I got inspired to do the same as she did with the cute little rating influence percentages. So make sure to check out Marie’s wonderful post as well!!

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The 5 Most Disappointing Books I’ve Read So Far This Year (Happy National Book Lover Day)

It’s National Book Lover Day so naturally, it’s time for me to rant about disappointing books!

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been truly salty for a blog post, and that’s an issue. One day all my bitterness is going to explode from me and I’ll become a husk of dry despondency.

So today, I decided to talk about the 5 most disappointing books I’ve read in 2019 so far!! I forgot it was National Book Lover Day when I wrote this, but honestly I think it’s very fitting that I’d be salty about books on a day meant to celebrate loving books.

(Actually, though, the real reason behind me writing this post is that I tried to write two other blog posts and completely lost motivation for both of them, so I decided to go back to something that will never fail me: Ranting and being salty!! And it’s going to be FUN.)

Before I get on with it, I just wanted to say the biggest, most heartfelt THANK YOU, because I recently reached 2,000 followers on my blog, and… I don’t know how to describe how much that means to me. There are a lot of reasons why this particular milestone is so jaw-dropping to me, but in general, it just means the world to me that you guys support me and the work that I do. I love and appreciate you all endlessly!!!

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My Most Anticipated Books Releasing August Through December ft. Me Being Way Too Excited For Everything

Hi, I’m back to add more books to your TBR!!

Having to go through my Goodreads shelf to make this post was EXCRUCIATING, because there are just so many amazing books coming out this year (or, more accurately, this last half of the year) and I just want to read them all right now. But here is a list of my most anticipated books releasing in the last half-ish of 2019!!

To compensate for the fact that I got overexcited and included July in my previous anticipated releases post, I’m doubling the amount of books I feature in September and October!! (No, this is 100% NOT because I’m indecisive and can’t choose out of all the amazing books releasing those months.)

Note: There are a few non-YA books here; Gideon the Ninth, Ninth House, and Queen of the Conquered are adult, The Tyrant’s Tomb is middle grade!

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May’s Moments of the Month: July // What Even Happened Besides My Reading Slump

No one can convince me July happened.

It felt like it just went by really quickly without my knowledge or permission, and I can’t recall more than like five distinct things that happened? I know I say this like each month (I clearly have a terrible memory), but this month truly felt like it lasted one day.

Nonetheless! I’m still morally obligated to post this (just kidding!!! I just have fun tormenting myself trying to remember what happened each month), so here’s everything that I can recall that went down in July!!

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My August TBR, aka Books My Friends Have Yelled at Me to Read (I’m Finally Listening to Them)

I’m quite horrible at sticking to TBRs.

I’m very much a mood reader, and especially now that I’m going through a bad reading slump. However! I’ve been planning a month like this, where I read several of the books my friends have made me want to pick up, and August was the month I randomly decided on, so here’s my TBR for it!

It’s not a very long TBR, because these are the only books that I know I’ll be able to get a copy of (I have plenty more books people have been yelling at me to read, it’s terrifying). And I also go back to school on August 8 so [zoom in on my unamused face] I will die if I read too many books.

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