I have never been someone who had much confidence in a star rating system. Stars ratings are so subjective and mean something different to everyone. That said, I know that many people appreciate seeing a star rating as a quick indication of whether or not someone would recommend a book. That is why I have decided to start using the CAWPILE rating system for my reviews.
This system was created by G at Book Roast, and no one can explain how it works better than G herself, so I will post the video below.
I will try to summarize the rating system here to give you an idea!
CAWPILE is an acronym that stands for:
- Writing Style
Each of the books that I read will be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 in each of these seven categories. The total will then be divided by seven. Wherever that number lands on the following scale is the star rating that the book will receive:
I also plan to let you know the score that I gave the book in each of the categories, so that you can get a better idea of where my rating is coming from. I love this system because it is more concrete and logically than the traditional way of assigning star ratings. I also think that implementing this system will help me to read more critically, as it will encourage me to keep all seven categories in mind while I am reading.
I would love to know what you think about the CAWPILE rating system!