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Kerri Jarema


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kerri:

15 New Books Under 300 Pages That Will Help You Smash Your Reading Goal Before The End Of The Year

If you're starting to panic about all of those reading goals you have left to achieve in the last hundred days of the year, I totally feel you. Every January I get super excited by a bookish blank slate, a new yearly reading challenge, and add tons… → Read More

I'm So Jealous You Get To Read 'Public Relations' by Katie Heaney & Arianna Rebolini For The First Time

Bustle's I'm So Jealous series is dedicated to the books, TV shows, movies, podcasts, and more that super fans are so jealous someone else gets to experience for the first time. In this installment, Kerri Jarema writes about Katie Heaney's and… → Read More

These 5 Harry Potter-Inspired Bars & Cafes Will Add Some Magic To Your Summer Travel Plans

There is perhaps no literary franchise that has inspired as many fan experiences as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. There are countless Potter conferences and fan meet-ups, wizard-inspired tours of the U.K., and, of course, there are the… → Read More

7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

The diversity movement in books is nothing new. Readers and writers have long talked about making space for marginalized voices in literature, thus ensuring that every reader sees themselves represented in books. But, according to recent stats about… → Read More

After You Watch 'Fleabag,' Pick Up These 11 Books

You can't log on to Twitter these days without seeing someone talking about the Amazon Original series Fleabag. The show (which first premiered in the U.K.) follows the dry-witted Fleabag, a young British woman attempting to navigate modern life in… → Read More

55 New Books For Your Memorial Day Weekend Reading Plans

If you've been looking for the ultimate list of new books to read over Memorial Day weekend, look no further: I've got 55 must-read books from the first five months of 2019, all of which are guaranteed to keep you entertained on whatever planes,… → Read More

What Is Book Marketing? Penguin Random House's Leila Siddiqui Breaks It Down

There are many career options in publishing — just some of which include book editor, literary agent, book scout, audiobook producer, and book cover designer, but book marketer might be one of the most highly coveted positions. Book marketers are… → Read More

12 Historical Fiction Novels To Your Reading List If You're Obsessed With The Glamour Of Old Hollywood

While I'm not as well-versed in classic movies as I'd like to be, I have an undeniable soft spot for Old Hollywood movie stars and their work. Films like Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene… → Read More

29 New Memoirs Out In Spring To Help You Welcome Warm-Weather Reading

With the arrival of spring comes many brand new books to add to your to-be-read stack. This is great news, because warmer weather also brings the promise of more reading time: Afternoons spent in the park, impromptu road trips, lazy days spent… → Read More

'With The Fire On High' Author Elizabeth Acevedo Is Going On Tour — See The Dates & Start Reading The New Book Now!

Poet and young adult author Elizabeth Acevedo took the literary world by storm in 2018 with her debut novel The Poet X, about Afro-Latina teen Xiomara Batista, who finds her voice through spoken-word poetry. The novel won the 2018 National Book… → Read More

This World Poetry Day, Get Into Poems In 3 Easy Ways

If you're anything like me, poetry collections intimidate you more than any other type of book. I'm not sure where this poetry fear starts for many of us. Perhaps from school, where we're expected to read "classic" poems, mostly by white men, from… → Read More

These 17 Must-Read Books By WOC Are All Coming Out During Women's History Month

It's March, which means that it's Women's History Month once again. And while I firmly believe that the time is always right to lift up the voices of women — and especially women of color — it only makes sense to make them and their stories a… → Read More

The Nobel Prize In Literature Will Be Awarded Twice This Year, Following A Sexual Misconduct Controversy

The Nobel Foundation announced today that the Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded twice this year, after a sexual assault scandal derailed the awards in 2018. For those unaware, here's the background: In late 2017, the Swedish Academy was… → Read More

The New Crop Of Diverse Rom-Coms Might Actually Be Good For Women's Love Lives In Real Life, Too

From Julia Roberts films to Sophie Kinsella books, rom-coms novels and movies — specifically and almost exclusively, those stories that feature a cis man and a cis woman falling in love — have been a cornerstone of pop culture for decades. Beyond… → Read More

This Essay From 'The Source Of Self-Regard' By Toni Morrison Will Inspire You To Write, Now More Than Ever

I do it, without fail, every single year. By the end of December, I am desperate for a clean slate, a set of 365 days with no mistakes in them yet. I make grand plans, personal proclamations, and promises to myself. I have a perfect vision of a year… → Read More

24 Fiction Books Coming Out In February That You Definitely Need To Read

If you've had a slow start to your reading year, this list of 24 February fiction releases is definitely about to help change that. This month, big names like C.J. Tudor and Samantha Shannon join buzzed-about debuts like American Spy by Lauren… → Read More

15 Upcoming Book-To-Screen Adaptations To Get Excited About In 2019

Book-to-screen adaptations have produced some of the biggest films of the last 10 years — you're thinking of major blockbuster series like Harry Potter and Hunger Games of course, but there are also standalones like blockbuster smash-hit Crazy Rich… → Read More

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Author EL James Is Publishing A New Novel Called 'The Mister' This April

It was almost impossible to escape E.L. James's erotica series, the wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2011 and 2012. The books — which follow literature student Anastasia Steele and young entrepreneur Christian Grey as they embark on a… → Read More

These 3 Apocalyptic Novels Made Me Fall In Love With The Genre

When you think of stories about what happens after the world comes crashing down, what first comes to mind? The Hunger Games or Divergent — YA novels that are filled with heroic young women thrust into danger, and unfathomably muscular 17-year-old… → Read More

What Does An Audiobook Producer Do? Penguin Random House's Sarah Jaffe Breaks Down The Unusual Literary Career

It's no secret that audiobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years — in fact, digital audiobook revenue increased by 22.7% in 2017, according to a report issued by the Audio Publishers Association. Plus, subscription services like… → Read More