I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
This seems obvious to me, but after a conversation on one of my groups about this very subject, I thought I should just post this disclaimer here.
My ratings are ALWAYS a reflection of how I feel about a book compared to other books within the same genre. If I review a cozy or a YA novel and give it 5 stars, it's because I think it's an excellent example of a cozy or a YA. Or a science book or history, or UF, or... you get the idea.
It would be insane to compare cozies, or YA, or UF to each other or to great classics like Pride & Prejudice or War & Peace. Or so I thought until that group discussion...