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.

Getting Rare Books Appraised: What to Know

Have you ever thought about getting rare books appraised? We've got your how to, including some expert advice and why you should consider it.

20 Informative and Inspiring Plant Books for Kids

The best plant books for kids includes science books, practical books about gardening, and stories about plants’ importance to communities, including The Sequoia Lives On by Joanna Cooke.

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud solo or with buddies!

Word Up: Great Games for Word Nerds to Gift

These games make perfect gifts for word-loving nerds, from tiny budding word nerds to the grown and serious.

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud solo or with buddies!

Get Excited! 10 Romance Novels That Deliver Infectious Enthusiasm

We’re so excited and we just can’t hide it! These romance novels are chock full of infectious enthusiasm that we just can’t resist, including Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade.

Read What You Need: 9 Gothic Novels for Every Mood

Whether you seek for nightmares, thrills, love, laughs, whatever, we’ve got some atmospheric gothic novels for every mood, like Bunny by Mona Awad.

9 Great Eerie Reads for Middle Graders

Pick up these delightfully eerie middle grade books for young readers who enjoy some scares, from ghost and ghouls to creepy houses!

28 Must-Read Frightening Folk Horror Books

Whether you’re looking for deep meaning or abundant corn-based frights, the best folk horror books, including Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. are here for you this spooky season.

The Wide World of JEOPARDY! Contestant Authors

We're taking a look at the link between Jeopardy! and authorship, examining books by Jeopardy! contestants and this phenomenon.

23 Fun and Delightful Light Fantasy Novels

Sometimes you need a break from Planet Earth, but worlds that are grim and gritty aren’t exactly appealing either. Enter light fantasy novels.

3 New Thought-Provoking Horror Novels

These three new horror books like Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia subvert classic tropes of the genre and ask readers to examine who the monsters really area—and why.

Jefferson Davis House to Lose Literary Landmark Designation

Taking a look at literary landmarks, their designation, and the recent rescinding of the Literary Landmark status of Jefferson Davis' house.

Pick Up a New Hobby Quickly With These Crafty Books 

If you, or perhaps some kids at home, are looking for easy crafts to learn but are short on patience, check out one of these easy craft books.

Get Down (and Across!) With the Best Crossword Puzzle Books

The best crossword puzzle books to provide hours of entertainment and challenge.