Star Ratings

For books:

5/5: the best of the best. I probably recommend this book to everyone and thought it had some impact on my life (ex. the Goldfinch, Lolita, Nothing, Everyday, I am the Messenger). I can most likely recite large portions of it. (ex. Harry Potter and PoA, Good Omens) OR if it wasn’t groundbreaking, I just love it a lot for other reasons (ex. Before I Fall, Red Rising). I probably read it every year to two years.

4/5: love it. I’m most likely obsessed with it. I probably read it every other year and recommend it to so many people. Likely a 4 instead of a 5 because it didn’t make me rethink my life or cry on my bedroom floor (ex. Anna and the French Kiss, the Truth About Forever) but was still really good.

3/5: good. Probably an easy read in a specific genre. Would likely re-read, but not any time soon. Still recommend it to people when they ask for recommendations in this genre (ex. the Boston Girl, Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi).

2/5: fine, but nothing really special. Like, it was good and there was nothing wrong with it, but it didn’t click with me (ex. Eleanor and Park, Abundance of Katherines). May or may not read again.

1/5: most likely a DNF. If I did finish it, it’s because I had to. Nothing else really to say (ex. the Sunbird).

**disclaimer** some ratings might not always agree with my Goodreads because a lot of the books I review I’ve read previously, and my ratings have changed with time. However, I’m working on keeping them equal-ish

For makeup:

5/5: the best. If it’s mascara, it’s Maybelline Lash Sensational (or one very similar). Would be my go-to. I use them all the time. They are the ones I repurchase immediately.

4/5: very good. If it’s mascara, it likely misses either length, curl, or volume, but has the other two. I still use this a lot and will probably re-purchase, but it isn’t my go-to for big events.

3/5: still really good. A good product, but not the best. May or may not repurchase.

2/5: not bad, but not good either. It’s probably a product that I understand is really good, but just didn’t work for me. Probably will not repurchase.

1/5: did not like, will not be repurchasing, probably gave away or stopped using.