Blogtober Day 23 - Qualities of a 5 Star Book

Hello everyone! I'm very excited for today's Blogtober prompt. It's to do something that you've never done on your blog before. And as I was browsing through my posts trying to figure out what the heck I haven't done yet, I noticed I have no posts about books. Well, yeah I do have book reviews but not a proper post where I just talk about books in general. So, here you are today: The Qualities of a 5 Star Book.

I'm a very strict rater. I don't just give 5 stars to any old book. No, they have to be special. They have to be almost perfect. Here are some things I'll look at before rating a book 5 stars.

1. The main character isn't really dumb

This rule is the only reason I didn't rate Divergent 5 stars. Because Tris made some extremely idiotic decisions that made me actually want to SCREAM

I don't want some main character who's going around doing whatever the heck they want to, you have a job, it's not to be stupid.
2. I actually knew what the heck was going on half of the time
A lot of books that I have been reading lately have left me like:
Too many books go too fast and no one knows what happened. I get extremely confused sometimes so I praise authors who write AMAZING books and manage to keep me on track through the whole book. I'm not saying I don't like fast paced, action books, I'm saying I don't want to be confused while trying to enjoy leisurely reading time. Please and thank you.
3. The plot was interesting and seemed well thought out
I'm looking at you Matched series. I rated the Matched series like a 2 out of 5 because of its horrible plot. Seriously plot is everything, plot is literally everything. Matched to me felt like Condie was just adding things on as she went and that bothers me because it was a lot. And it was not well thought out at all.
I like a nice plot to keep me in, a plot that makes me never want to put the book down. I like something different in each plot, I don't mind a little twist on another story, I just want it to have something that other books don't.
For example, The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassie Clare is clearly a spinoff of Harry Potter. And I don't mind, I'm really enjoying it. The plot is different from HP, it has some very interesting things that I haven't seen in other books (except for maybe TMI but that's because Cassie wrote it). That's the kind of plot I'm looking for. Cassie Clare's books are a great example of this because they usually meet both of my requirements.
4. An emotional book that leaves me laughing/yelling/crying out loud
These books are my favorite books of all time. If a book can make me laugh, yell, or cry out loud it's probably amazing. I want a book that isn't bland. A book with no emotion is kinda just some pieces of paper with scribbles.
5. Amazing cover and good title
Okay this is a bit excessive. I mean, if a book met those requirements up there, I'd rate it 5 stars. But if a book had an amazing cover and a good title then I'd probably like it even more.
I'm a sucker for pretty covers. I have two sets of the Hunger Games just so I could get the foil covers. As for the titles of books, I do love a good title that relates to the books, but it's creative. Okay Harry Potter does not meet this requirement and the Hunger Games doesn't either xD But I love titles such as A Wrinkle In Time, the HoO series titles, stuff like that.
Hope you guys enjoyed that book related post, it was fun to write! I love gif filled posts, they're so much fun :D
I would love to see what you guys come up with for your prompt today, so link your post down below if you participate!

Thanks for reading,


  1. I love those gifs.
    "you have a job, it's not to be stupid" i'M cRyInG nOoR

  2. I loved this post! I completely agree with everything you said!

  3. Awesome gifs! I totally agree with this post :D

  4. This is such a great post! The gifs made me laugh so much, and I definitely agree with all the points. When a main character makes clearly stupid decisions I get so frustrated!

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

  5. GIFS SET ON POINT hehe <3
    agree with this post 10000%


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