If you've noticed the lack of rating on both books this year, please note that I'm re-thinking my rating system for books again.
My quandary is based on the fact that emotions will often determine how a book is rated. I may read a book that is very good, but if I'm not in the mood for that type of book the rating might suffer. Alternately, if I happen to read a book which fits my mood perfectly, it may be rated higher than another book that may be worth the same rating but suffers a lower rating simply because it's not the perfect book for me at that time.
Until I make some decision I'm going to leave the rating off the reviews. Since I'm no longer part of the book group that required a rating on the books read, I'm comfortable taking my time and will gladly listen to any discussions on ratings, pro and con, in comments or via email.