Giving books a rating number from 1 – 10 is very subjective. It can depend on so many personal things. Also, in my opinion, you can’t really compare one genre of book to a different genre of book. But, I did my best to rate all the books I have read just to give everyone a general overview of my overall feeling about the book. Most places only do a 1 – 5 rating, but I felt that would not give you enough information. I think that doing 1 – 10 is more specific and helpful. But, you should not decide to buy/read a book just based on my numerical rating alone. You should read my whole review of the book and then decide what you think.