Kerri Jarema
Kerri Jarema is a writer from New York City. She has worked in the fashion and entertainment industries as an editor and reporter, was the founder of lydiamag.com, and spent two years as a children's bookseller. She strongly identifies as a Capricorn Gryffindor.
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These 5 YA Novels About Immigration Should Be Mandatory Reading For Everyone

If you've been paying even a modicum of attention to the news or social media lately, you'll know that the immigration issue in the U.S. has reached dire proportions as children are being separated from their parents at the Southern border and being …
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11 Books To Read If 'You've Got Mail' Is Your Fave Rom-Com

I'm no stranger to a good old-fashioned romantic comedy film, and I'm particularly partial to '90s rom-coms. And the best one of all, in my humble opinion? Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail. Perhaps as a bookish gal, it was always predetermined that Kath…
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How This YA Rom-Com Is Helping Me Overcome My Travel Anxiety, Once And For All

I've written about my travel anxiety before, but it's still something I consider one of the biggest obstacles in my life. I wasn't always nervous to travel. But a sudden onslaught of general anxiousness paired with a total lack of long-haul travel ex…
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13 Motivational Books By Women To Read If You Need A Little Bit Of Life Coaching

Ever had one of those moments where you feel like you really need to get your life together? Whether it's picking yourself up after a career fumble, working through a mental road block, having a hard time getting the most out of your online life or j…
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13 Swoon-worthy Quotes From YA Novels To Inspire Your Summer Romance

Ah, romance. You hear a lot about spring flings inspiring a list of sweet romantic reading, but I'm partial to reading a good romance novel during a long, hot summer day lazing around the pool or relaxing on a blanket in the park. And they don't have…
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The One Book You Need To Read This Summer, Based On The TV Show You're Most Excited To Watch

There are three summer to-do lists I make every year: a summer bucket list of all the seasonal activities I want to do before fall rolls around, a summer reading list filled with books I want to dive into over the next three months, and a summer watc…
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13 Romance Novels With Meet-Cutes That Will Make You Believe In Destiny

There are certain tropes in books that I just can't get enough of: enemies-to-lovers, slow burn romance, oh-there's-only-one-bed-I-guess-we'll-have-to-share. And, of course, the meet-cute. This plot device — a scene in which a future romantic couple …
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A 'Modern Love' TV Show Is Coming & It Sounds Just As Heartwarming As The Column

The New York Times' Modern Love columns have been a favorite of the newspaper's readers since its launch 14 years ago — and it's not hard to see why. The column, which explores love in all of its many and varied iterations — romantic, familial, plat…
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21 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading Again

So, you can't figure out how to get out of your reading slump? Maybe your TBR pile has been piled so high that you have become completely overwhelmed to the point where you can't focus on a single book. Maybe you've gotten sucked into a great Netflix…
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This YA Rom-Com Is All About How Things Can Go Terribly Wrong When You Romanticize The Past

I can get caught up in nostalgia with the best of them. Those simple days of watching a new episode of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers after school, playing with my Skip-It, and never having to worry about Twitter trolls or Instagram likes loom large i…
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This Self-Help Book Is The One I'm Telling All My Friends To Read

2018 is shaping up to be the year of self-help books for me. Of course, when compared to readers who have long enjoyed self-help as a genre, this might be a bit of an overstatement. But before this year I had read only a couple of books that could be…
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A Harry Potter-Inspired Afternoon Tea Is Coming To The U.S.

As a Harry Potter fan, I am often disappointed when I see a fabulous wizard-themed event that I desperately want to attend only to find out it's happening in London. From Primark's Harry Potter store to Cutter & Squidge's Potion Room, I have watched …
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Lin-Manuel Miranda May Release A Book Of Tweets & It's Actually A Better Idea Than It Sounds

Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has worn many hats: playwright, actor, rapper, song-writer, activist, multi-award-winner, verifiable genius — and, of course, Really Good Twitter User. OK, so that one might be up for debate, but not if you ask his …
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11 New YA Novels That Make The Perfect Pride Month Reads

When it comes to Pride Month there are so many ways to celebrate, raise awareness, and be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. One of my favorite ways to celebrate Pride is by uplifting queer voices any way I can — through sharing articles by queer wri…
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11 Books To Read If You Love TV, From 'Bachelor Nation' To 'Marriage Vacation'

I'll be the first to admit it: whenever summertime comes around, I find myself itching for a good TV series I can watch in full in one sitting. There's just something about the longer days that make me feel like I can tackle all of the important thin…
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There Won't Be Another 'Love, Simon' Sequel — But Becky Albertalli's Next Project Sounds Amazing

When Love, Simon — the film adaptation of Becky Albertalli's YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda — was released in March 2018, it was the culmination of a months-long love fest for the story, the film's cast, and of course, the creator of Simo…
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These 4 YA Authors Told Us Which Authors They'd Fangirl Over IRL

Reading is, by nature, a very solitary pursuit. So when bibliophiles finally get a chance to burrow out from under their cozy blankets, set aside their mugs of tea, and get out into the world to talk endlessly about all of their favorite authors, ser…
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The Rom-Com You Should Read This Weekend, According To Your Zodiac Sign

With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, we can finally say that summer has begun. It's time for frozen drinks at sidewalk restaurants, it's time to dig all of your favorite summer clothing items from the back of your closet, and it's most …
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Isabel Allende's Most Famous Book Is Becoming A Hulu TV Series

Critically-acclaimed Chilean author Isabel Allende has long been considered not only one of the most beloved Latina writers, but one of the most influential fiction writers, period. So the news that streaming service Hulu is adapting The House of the…
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Michelle Obama Just Revealed The Cover Of Her Book & It's RADIANT

After eight years in The White House, Barack and Michelle Obama don't seem content to slow down anytime soon. Not only are the Obamas teaming up with Netflix for a production deal, both are set to release memoirs with Penguin Random House — with Mich…
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