I rate a lot of books 5 stars. To me 5 stars means I loved it. It let me escape my everyday troubles and just have some fun for a bit. 5 stars means I cared about the characters and I would read the book over again, if I had time. But in light of just finishing Linger yesterday I feel that I must clarify, there is a class higher than 5 stars. Only very very special books make it into this category. So far this esteemed category only includes things like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and groan if you want, Twilight. Now I’m adding Shiver and Linger in there too.
What this post is about is the way these books make me feel. I read at least 3 books a week and I honestly love a lot of them. Because if they are bad I don’t waste my time on them. So what makes me put the books mentioned before in a whole different class? Because they blow me away. They make me forget the rest of the world. They make me cry like I know these characters in real life. They make me think about them when I’m not reading them. I don’t think that I can really convey how they make me feel. If you are a avid reader than you know what I’m talking about. These are books that I want to live in. If someone can put this feeling into words than please help me out but until then I will just have to come up with new adjectives to explain these books.
What books are in your esteemed category? Is it all just 5 Stars for you? Let me know!
To change the subject, I have another question: I have always wanted to do a read-a-thon but they always seem to happen on the weekends! I work on Saturdays and I usually don’t read much on Sunday’s because that’s the only day off my hubby and I have together. My question is, if I host a weekday read-a-thon, let’s say, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, would you participate? Let me know please!