So, I’ve recently had an epiphany. I don’t have to like a book for it to be considered a good book.
No, listen, hear me out. There are many authors that I no longer read, because I’m not a fan of their books, but the books are not bad. It frankly comes down to a matter of taste. For example, there are several authors that my mom loves that I quite simply won’t read…and vice versa.
Personally, I believe it’s a generational thing.
But just because I don’t like the author and/or their books, doesn’t make their book bad. It just makes their book…not for me.
Recently I read a book that I think was good, but it wasn’t for me. I would not give such a book a low rating on Amazon (even if I wanted to skim).
How do I define good? An intriguing storyline, solid writing, complex characters. How do I define not for me? Playing it safe, familiar, not as much romance.
What do you think? How do you feel about rating books that you don’t like, but know are generally speaking, good books?