Rating 3.0 – 3.9

I didn’t think it would be this difficult to rank books on a numerical scale, but I make the effort since ratings are a key part of the review biz. Even if two books share a rating, (e.g., The Book of Lost Things and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant), this doesn’t necessarily make them equal. Between the two, Dinner would “win” every time, but when looked at individually and “objectively,” both books net a 4.5.

When I find a reviewer whose opinion I trust, I search their site for their most recommended books. I thought it would be a good idea to make mine searchable this way, in case any of you out there have similar taste in books.

Happy Reading!

3.8
Game of Thrones, A — George R. R. Martin
Member of the Wedding, The — Carson McCullers
Minds of Winter — Ed O’Loughlin
My Uncle Oswald — Roald Dahl
When the Nines Roll Over — David Benioff

3.7
Circle, The — Dave Eggers
Dinner, The — Herman Koch
Murder of the Century, The — Paul Collins
Written on the Body — Jeanette Winterson

3.5
Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The — Stephen Chbosky
Poisonwood Bible, The — Barbara Kingsolver
Room — Emma Donoghue

3.4
New Boy — Tracy Chevalier
Summer House with Swimming Pool — Herman Koch

3.3
Art of Fielding, The — Chad Harbach
Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins
Tiger’s Wife, The — Téa Obreht

3.2
Little Stranger, The — Sarah Waters

3.0
Look at Me — Jennifer Egan
Turn of the Screw, The — Henry James
Shanghai Girls — Lisa See
Swamplandia! — Karen Russell
Super Sad True Love Story — Gary Shteyngart

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