Isabelle Popp

Isabelle Popp has written all sorts of things, ranging from astrophysics research articles and math tests to crossword puzzles and poetry. These days she's writing romance. When she's not reading or writing, she's probably knitting or scouring used book stores for vintage gothic romance paperbacks. Originally from New York, she's as surprised as anyone that she lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Faux Forensics: 14 Novels Written Like True Crime

These novels written like true crime make sharp commentary on the endeavor of the genre and the underlying slippery nature of the truth, including The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda.

The Conflicting Ideas Readers Must Be Able to Hold

Conflict number one: readers are capable of separating fiction from reality, AND books can have profound effects on real life.

Autumnal Goods to Make Your Reading Maximally Cozy

Whether you're a whimsigoth or a PSL girlie, these autumnal goods are sure to make your fall season delightfully cozy.

10 Fever Dream Books That Will Have You Checking Your Temperature

These surreal books, including Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos, feel so much like a fever dream that you'll be taking your temperature just to be sure.

Best Quietly Sad, Contemplative Books for When You’re Trying to Feel a Little Something

This selection of books, including fiction, nonfiction, essays, comics, and poetry, have a quiet sadness to them. Get in your feelings by starting with Real Life by Brandon Taylor.

Seeing Stars: 11 Romances Between Celebrities and Regular People

From Hollywood heartthrobs to world famous rock stars, these romances pair regular people with celebrity love interests, including If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon.

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell Turns 50 This Year. Does It Hold Up? 

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Does it still hold up?

What Is Second Chance Romance?

What is second chance romance? Why is this trope so popular? And what are the best second chance romance novels to get started with?

Here’s Why It’s Worth Diving Into “Old-school” Romance

If you've just begun to explore the romance genre, here's why it's worth reading the romance novel classics — and where to start.

9 Anti-Hustle Books for When You’ve Changed Your Mind About the Grind

If it’s time for a reset in productivity and establishing your self-worth outside of your career, these anti-hustle books can help.