Hey, everyone! I hope you’ve all been great! I just wanted to open this discussion to anyone who has thoughts on it: reviews with ratings.

You see, at the beginning of every review I write, I give the book a star rating, showing how I liked reading it overall. It’s only once you read the review that you know exactly why I gave the book the rating that I did.

But are ratings unnecessary? Do I really need to rate a book good or bad and potentially affect other people’s experience of the book? Should I just explain why I like and/or didn’t like it, and let the review speak for itself? I don’t know… what are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them!

Thanks for listening!

– Sumaya