For the last month or so I’ve been implying a ‘new’ rating system, so I thought I would talk to you about it!
So this is 100% not my own idea. This system was created (?) by G @Bookroast and you can find her video about it here! I think she also shares a excel document there, were you can also use this system! But you definitely don’t need it to use this system!
So this system is called CAWPILE
So it basically means that you will rate every category separately, and I feel like then I will get a more accurate rating!
Each category is rated between 1-10, the indication for the ratings is as follows:
0-3: Really bad
7-9: Really good
Personally I still struggle a bit with rating a book between 0-3 or giving a 10, both feel so extreme haha! But I’m working on it!
After rating each category, you calculate the average, and that average corresponds to certain star rating:
Up to 1.1: 0 stars
1.1-2.2: 1 star.
2.3-4.5: 2 stars.
4.6-6.9: 3 stars.
7.0-8.9: 4 stars.
9-10: 5 stars!
I do still use half ratings tbh. So when I’m on the upper side of a rating I will add half a star. For example if my average is 6.7, instead of giving the book 3 stars I will probably give it 3.5 stars!
Also I don’t take these rules very strict. If I feel like giving a book 4 stars, even though this rating says it should be 3, I will still give it 4 stars haha!
Let’s just say I use this as a guideline!
I thought I would share this system with you, since I think it is very useful, and really helps me out sometimes!