Kerri Jarema
Kerri Jarema is a writer and the founder of lydiamag.com. She is a native New Yorker who has worked as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment industries, and also as a children's book seller. You can often find her with her nose in a YA novel and she strongly identifies as a Capricorn Gryffindor.

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A Peek At All The Stuff You Can Buy Exclusively On Indie Bookstore Day

This Saturday, Indie Bookstore Day, is a day that all book-lovers look forward to. Independent book stores serve such a vital role in our communities, from personalized recommendations to intimate eve...
By Kerri Jarema

These Memoirs Would Make Amazing TV Shows

Memoirs are not always the first place we turn to for on-screen adaptations. We're so used to seeing big blockbusters being churned out from YA fantasy and adult romantic comedies, that we rarely thin...
By Kerri Jarema

These #Girlboss Quotes Will Inspire You To Read The Book

When Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso released her first book #Girlboss in 2014, it became a pop culture phenomenon. It was talked about everywhere from women's websites to business magazines, and Amo...
By Kerri Jarema

Award Nominated Books By Women To Add To Your TBR This Summer

Every year, awards season comes and goes in the blink of an eye. And especially in the book world, there are so many titles to keep track of that, by the time an author's book is chosen as the winner,...
By Kerri Jarema

Ann Brashares Opens Up About Her Latest YA Novel

If you were a teenager in the early 2000s there is an almost 100% chance that you were reading Ann Brashares. Her beloved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books made her a household name for all ...
By Kerri Jarema

Jay Gatsby Inspired The Latest Dating Trend

Ah, the weird and wonderful world of social media. With our favorite apps so much a part of how we communicate with each other, we've had to come up with special terms to describe much of what we do f...
By Kerri Jarema

LatinxReads Is A Gorgeous Tribute To Latinx Authors

The importance of diversity in literature has long been a topic of discussion among the bookish community. Campaigns like We Need Diverse Books and Reading Without Walls have helped immensely in their...
By Kerri Jarema

Want To Live More Sustainably? Start With These Books

Sure, we celebrate our planet on Earth Day every April 22. But we all know that we need to be doing way more to insure that we're living eco-friendly lives and protecting the environment from catastro...
By Kerri Jarema

Books To Give A College Grad (That Aren't 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!')

So, you've got to buy a gift for a recent college graduate. You want to buy them a book? Great! When I graduated from college a.. .ahem ...a few years ago, nothing helped me more when I was in that po...
By Kerri Jarema

Memoirs About Motherhood To Share With The Women In Your Life

Whether you ever become a mother yourself or not (and, thankfully, we get to decide that entirely for ourselves) motherhood is a huge part of the experience of being a woman. After all, we are all a m...
By Kerri Jarema

Eloisa James Is Back With A Brand New Romance Series — Cover Reveal!

Let's face it: we can all use some historical romance novels in our lives every once in a while. Between heavy literary fiction and YA issues books, we're constantly moving from one serious thing to t...
By Kerri Jarema

Take It Beyond Reading: How Books Can Make Your Life More Fulfilling

If you're someone who identifies as a reader, then books have already been a massive influence on your life. For some of us, reading one book after another since we first learned how has added so much...
By Kerri Jarema

11 Must-Read Books About Iconic Women In Fashion

The fashion industry is a place where the outlandish and the chic can co-exist together in (well, mostly) harmony. Sometimes, the most classic designers live the craziest lives, and the most unique dr...
By Kerri Jarema

These Books Can Help You Be More Mindful (And Less Anxious)

With every passing day, the news is getting scarier and scarier, and it can seem like the world is falling apart. It's easy to get wrapped up in the 24-hour news cycle and social media, where everythi...
By Kerri Jarema

Humorous Historical Fiction For YA Lovers

If you're a voracious reader who just can't get in to historical fiction books, maybe you haven't been reading the right ones. While a lot of historical novels focus primarily on accuracy and on times...
By Kerri Jarema

Huma Abedin Is Reportedly Writing A Tell-All Memoir

Over the past several years, Huma Abedin has become one of the most well-known women in politics. Not only has she had to deal with the fall out of her husband Anthony Weiner's years-long, incredibly...
By Kerri Jarema

Recharge Your Creativity This Spring With The Help Of These 11 Books

Don't look now but... it's already mid-April. Of course, when January rolled around we were all looking forward to starting fresh, staying motivated to create, staying inspired and reaching our goals....
By Kerri Jarema

These YA Reads Are Perfect For Drama Nerds

We all love a book with some drama every now and then, and we're not just talking backstabbing classmates and cheating partners. Books that marry performing arts drama with real life issues are some o...
By Kerri Jarema

The Weasley Kids Are The Ultimate #SiblingGoals

Ah, siblings. Can't live with 'em, can't take on the Dark Lord and help save the Wizarding World without 'em. Or at least, that's the case for the seven Weasley siblings. Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred an...
By Kerri Jarema

'Blood In The Water' Is The Captivating Account Of The Attica Prison Uprising

For voracious readers, the announcement of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners can inspire just as much interest as The Super Bowl. While the ceremony may not be watched by quite as many people (or includ...
By Kerri Jarema