4.5-Star Reads

I realize that using half-stars for a 5-star rating system means that I’m basically using a 10-star system but… you’ll have that.  And basically I only use half-stars for 4.5 and 3.5 reads, so it’s more like a 7-star system.  Anyway.

These are the books that are close – really close – to being perfect, but there is just one niggling thing that holds me back from that full 5-stars.  Usually it’s something kind of simple, like too much swearing, an unnecessarily-explicit sex-scene, or an ending that just wasn’t exactly right.  Still, these are books that I really loved reading and definitely anticipate reading again in the future.