Goodreads Was Wrong | Book Tag

Hello, book lovers! šŸ’•

Happy Friday everyone! This week seemed to have flew by, though I feel like that happens every week.

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today, so I figured it might be a good time to do a book tag. Because I always have fun doing book tags. I found this one at Literary Weaponry, so definitely check out their answers as well!

So without any further ado, let’s get onto the book tag!

1. What is the highest rated book that you gave a low rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on Average Ratings and find the highest rated book you gave a low rating).

I noticed that the lowest rating I tend to give books is a 3-star. But scrolling through the books that I marked as read on Goodreads, I came across The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Granted, I read this book back in high school, so my views might change if I pick this up now. I think I was basing it off the fact that I wasn’t a fan of Greek mythology at the time, so it was kind of a biased rating.

I gave it a two-star rating, where the average rating was 4.26.

2. What is the lowest rated book that you gave a high rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on Avg Ratings, in reverse order, and find the lowest rated book you gave a high rating).

Again, this book was one that I read in high school, but the lowest rated book on my read books on Goodreads is Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. And I think this was one of the first gay romance books that I read, and I remember really enjoying it.

I gave it a four-star rating, where the average rating was a 3.42.

3. What is the most popular book you disagree with the avg rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on number of Ratings, and find the first book you disagree with the avg rating)

I feel like a lot of the books that I gave low ratings were ones that I read in high school. But for this one I’m going with To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one that I would probably change my rating if I had read it now, but it definitely a well-loved classic.

I gave it a three-star rating, where the average rating was a 4.28.

4. What is the least popular book you disagree with the avg rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on number of Ratings, in reverse order, and find the first book you disagree with the avg rating).

Finally, a book that I didn’t read in high school! And that book is Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone. And if I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t remember reading it. I don’t remember what this book was about, even after reading the synopsis again. So, like every other book I’ve mentioned, I would probably change my rating if I read this now.

I gave this a five-star rating, where the average rating was 3.94.

5. Choose two books that have an average rating of 3/5 stars but you gave a higher rating.

There are a lot of books that I’ve read that have an average rating of 3/5 stars, but the two that I’m going to with are:

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (average rating 3.59; my rating 4).

Well Played by Jen DeLuca (average rating 3.53; my rating 4).

6. Choose two books that have an average rating of 3/5 stars but you gave a lower rating.

I feel like most of the three-star rated books that I’ve read, I don’t remember much about. Either that, or I distinctly remember not being impressed by them when I finished reading.

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi (average rating 3.45; my rating 3)

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon (average rating 3.47; my rating 3)

7. Choose two books that have an average rating of 4/5 stars but you gave a lower rating.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (average rating 4; my rating 3)

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand (average rating 4.03; my rating 3)

I don’t normally like historical romance, which is why My Lady Jane is on this, but with Tweet Cute, I was just underwhelmed and it was just a bit too cheesy and overdone for me.

8. Choose two books that have an average rating of 2/5 stars but you gave a higher rating.

I actually don’t have any books that I read that have a 2-star rating. Which is kind of surprising because that means I don’t typically read books that have a low rating on Goodreads.

9. Do you tend to agree or disagree with GR average rating and do you use GR as a guide for books you want to read?

My ratings are kind of on par with the average Goodreads ratings. If I’m looking into reading a book at a bookstore or something, I will look at the rating on Goodreads to kind of gauge whether or not I should pick it up. So in some ways, I guess I do use Goodreads as a guide but not one that’s the only indicator of whether I’d like a book.

So there you have it. The Goodreads Was Wrong Book Tag. I always have fun doing tags, and I’m not going to tag anyone in particular. So if you’re interested in doing this tag, consider yourself tagged! And feel free to link back to my post so I can read your answers!

Have you read any of these books? Would you agree with the ratings I gave them? I’d love to chat about it in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

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