Percent SignAt The Book Reviewers we like to be different! We don’t review books using the traditional five-star system that most book reviewing websites and blogs use. We prefer percentages because they allow you to be more specific with your score.

However, we appreciate that some people may prefer the star system, so if you’re an author looking to use your book’s TBR score to promote your book, whether it’s on your website, in your book’s blurb or on social media, you may wish to convert your score to a five-star rating.

To do so, please use the following scale:

0–9% – ½ star

10–19% – 1 star

20–29% – 1 ½ stars

30–39% – 2 stars

40–49% – 2 ½ stars

50–59% – 3 stars

60–69% – 3 ½ stars

70–79% – 4 stars

80–89% – 4 ½ stars

90–100% – 5 stars

Wherever possible, please include a link to your review when quoting it online. It will enable people to find the review easily and it will help with our (and your) SEO.

If you have any questions about TBR scores, please read our FAQs or get in touch!