5 stars: I ate this shit up. It’s all I thought about. It will probably be universally appreciated and I WILL TELL EVERYONE TO READ IT.
4 stars: I read until my eyes burned, but it’s probably not going to win a Pulitzer. Or maybe it will. I don’t know.
3 stars: I enjoyed it, but sometimes it felt like a chore to pick it up.
2 stars: I read it. Did I skim a lot of it? Probably.
1 star: This is a book I never finished. Maybe it was good 6 chapters in? Maybe it was loved by all, but I despised it? Maybe it was boring as hell? Maybe it was all of these things?