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.

Cult Classics: 32 Fascinating Books About Cults

In rounding up the best books about cults, I pulled from both fiction and nonfiction. This is where to get started.

The Claws That Catch Feelings: 12 Queer Monster Romances

With all apologies to Lewis Carroll, here are the best queer monster romances: the jaws that (love) bite, the claws that catch (feelings) — including The Bigfoot’s Mate by Delaney Rain.

So You Hated that Book Your Friend Recommended to You

Hating a book a friend recommended can put you in a bit of a quandary. Just how sticky a wicket is it? One writer explains.

Should Romance Novels Reflect Realities or Indulge Fantasies?

Is it more important for romance novels to reflect reality or should they indulge fantasy? A look at what each may mean to readers.

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of (Spring 2022)

There are so many undiscovered gems hidden away on bookshelves. Here are some of our favorite books that you've probably never heard of.

Drive My Car: 20 Must-Read Road Trip Books

Road trip books provide the perfect backdrop for character development, unexpected adventures, and scenic settings. Here are some of the best, including All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad.

What Are the Worst Books of All Time?

Every book its reader, right? The worst books of all time challenge that notion, whether through irredeemable content or truly turgid prose.

11 Trope-tastic Books like The Spanish Love Deception

Love an enemies-to-lovers slow burn and fake dating story? You’ll love these books like The Spanish Love Deception, like The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa.

What Do Your Favorite Books Say About You?

Examining the common threads between your favorite books can be uncomfortably revealing.

What Makes A Book Historical Fiction?

What would you say defines historical fiction? Is it 50 or more years ago? Do the '90s count? This Rioter breaks it down