Everyone rates books differently there is no two ways about that. You can even rate books differently depending on the place you are rating them.
Typically on my Goodreads, I try to write reviews, but they are small as I fear spoiling people for something. I do rate everything I read even if it gets a small review or not. Due to Goodreads not having a halfing or quartering system in place, I have come to not use halves or quarters when I rate books. I will sometimes mentally put it at a half or quarter and round.
A five star read for me is a book that I loved even if it was not perfect as I realize perfection does not exist. A four star read for me is a book a liked quite a bit. For the last several years, my my most rated section has been four stars. A three star read for me is kind of average; I can find some redeeming qualities in it and overall enjoyed it. A two star rating is a book that I disliked; I don’t typically give this rating out, but it has happened. A one star rating, which I have not given out as I typically avoid books I believe will lead to such ratings, is something I feel has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
On this page, however, I do plan to change how I review a bit. I want to write longer and more thought out reviews on books I feel strongly about. I believe that it’s best to say that I believe that most reviews will probably contain spoilers, which will allow me to be able to discuss more freely the sequels to books as I hadn’t been before. I don’t plan to change how I rate books as I’ll still use whole numbers as to make sure my Goodreads make sense still, at least to myself. I plan on elaborating more on “mental halves” went up or down.
Hopefully this will all make sense as time goes on.