How I Rate Books

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:

  • Character 
  • Atmosphere 
  • Writing
  • Plot
  • Intrigue
  • Logic
  • Enjoyment.  

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.