My name is Jovana.
There’s nothing in the world I love more than reading a good book. Give me a comfortable corner, a soft snugly blanket, a steaming cup of pretty much anything and a gripping story, and you won’t see me for days.
Because of my love for reading and discovering new books, my favorite job so far was working at a library. I worked there for around a year. And I enjoyed helping people find their new favorite reads, starting more stories than I can finish and just wandering through rows and rows of shelves filled with so many books…
On this blog, I’ll try to share my own very subjective take on whatever I’m currently reading. Straight from my heart. My naive, reckless, delusional heart obsessed with distant worlds and happy endings ☺.
Here’s what my ratings and stars actually mean:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A new favorite!
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great book, my full recommendations!
⭐⭐⭐ Middle of the road, not bad but nothing special.
⭐⭐ There were more things I didn’t like about this book than the ones I did.
⭐ I have absolutely nothing nice to say about this book.
Just keep in mind – I will give 5 stars to books that even I thought were objectively not of a great quality, if I only enjoyed them enough. That is why I am including the average rating from Goodreads with each review, to give you a bit more realistic idea. But my reviews will be 100% my own, non-objective, gut feeling ratings, so be warned.
I am only sharing my personal opinion here. Many of you will probably have completely different feelings towards these books, and that’s cool! I’d like to hear from all of you if you agree or disagree with me and why. (You know, as long as we stay respectful ❤️️.)
But I am going to stay honest and true to myself. And who knows – maybe my experience helps you find your next favorite book!
Here’s a little something on what I like and don’t like, so you can have at least some idea of what to expect on Novel On My Mind. Just know that I will always find exceptions to the following lists and they are more a reflection of my current reading mood anyway…
I never get bored of:
- literary fiction
- slow burn romance
- puzzle/riddle type mysteries
- well executed, believable twists
- great, genuine friendships
Things I would generally like to avoid:
- explicit erotica/too steamy romances
- vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, warlocks
- detective mysteries
- short and long stories, novellas, poetry
Things I haven’t read much so far but would love to:
- beasts and monsters
- fairies, elves, mermaids, aliens
- time travelers
- cozy mysteries
So – any recommendations?
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