Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ratings from before the blog (with no justification)

Sometimes I look through my Goodreads history and I just stop to wonder what the heck all these books are even doing here. I've said it before and I'll say it again: my memory does strange things. I actually started this blog because I have a very strange ability to completely forget books and movies that I've read or watched. Like almost completely. I can recall the gist of the story, but ask me names or details and it's a no go. I actually started the blog as a way to remember what I liked and why!

Today I decided to dig up some old ratings from before the blog, so pre-2014, just to see what I was into way back then. I learned some interesting things about myself. First of all (and this is still true), I am way more likely to write a review for a book I didn't like. Hence, why there are fewer books on this list as the rating drops. Second, I read some strange books back in the day. For the sake of this post I tried to find books that were at least somewhat well known though. Third, it seems I did not like vampires. 

Just in case you want to check any of these out, I'm linking to each book's Goodreads page, but I will provide no further explanation for my ratings. Mostly because I don't remember...

Five Stars

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Four Stars

American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Damaged by H.M. Ward
Die For Me by Amy Plum
Partials by Dan Wells
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Three Stars

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Shining by Stephen King

Two Stars

Matched by Ally Condie
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

One Star

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

Did you start rating before you started reviewing?
What books did you rate way, way back that you're surprised by now?
Let me know in the comments!