I decided that I am going to start using a more logical rating system for the books I read instead of going by how the book made me feel, and what I think it deserves to be rated as. This new system is created by G at Book Roast. She recently posted a video about how she rates her books called CAWPILE. She shares an excel document in this video as well.
So what is CAWPILE? It stands for:
So you rate each category separately. I feel like this will give me a more accurate rating rather than going based on how I feel generally about the book. I also tend to get too caught up in the moment after finishing a book and give it a higher rating than it probably deserves.
Each category is then rated between 1-10:
0-3: Really bad
7-9: Really good
And now comes MATH! (I hate math, but this is pretty simple!) After rating each category, you calculate the average, and that average corresponds to a certain star rating (or in my case cups of tea rating)
Up to 1.1: 0
I will update my reviewing policy as well so everything is uniform across the board. I think this will help with fair ratings and most importantly, give accurate ratings.
I can’t wait to try this out and I’m excited to have a new system! What system do you use to rate books?