I read a fair number of books (although I don’t always write about them). Recently I engaged in a discussion about rating books on Goodreads in which we discussed how 5-star rating systems don’t work very well. What does a 3 mean for instance? I proposed simply stack ranking my reviews and winding up with a system that simply shows relative quality (according to me).

Kicking that off:

  1. L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home – cute story of an American trying to refurbish an apartment in Paris.
  2. Quillifer – fun world, decent character, clever writing
  3. Red Sister – decent world-building, decent characters, didn’t absolutely love it.
  4. Cookham To Cannes: The South of France – Lobsters & Lunatics – Couple of Brits move to France and work as “guardians” for insane people.
  5. Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French by Paul Shore | Goodreads – absolutely terrible