It is finally time that I created my own rating system. I never had a standard way of rating a book, I just wrote down a number out of 5. This system is way late, but hey, at least I have it now. I decided that I was going to rate by stars like Goodreads, but I also included half- stars as well (I wish Goodreads would do this as well!!) Here are my overall opinions on a book based on the star rating.