I thought I would give a bit of background on how I decide which rating to provide to all the books that I read. To rate my books, I use CAWPILE, which is a rating system that was created by G at Book Roast. (she traditionally will do an updated video at the start of each year).
CAWPILE breaks down rating books into seven different categories:
Each of the categories are rated out of ten, then added together and divided by seven to give a final CAWPILE score. This score then corresponds to a star rating as followed:
0 – 1
1.1 – 2.29 ⭐️
2.3 – 4.59 ⭐️ ⭐️
4.6 – 6.99 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
7 – 8.99 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
9 – 10 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Since using CAWPILE, I have been much more critical with my reviews and the feelings that I have about each different component. CAWPILE has also allowed me to be able to separate all my thoughts and opinions to be able to form a well rounded overall opinion. For example, if I loved the concept of a plot but didn’t like the characters, this would be equally represented within my rating.