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.

In Defense of the Miscommunication Trope in Romance

When the miscommunication romance trope is done really well, readers might not even clock it. Let’s have a deeper look.

The Absolute Worst Advice I Found in Dating Books

While dating can be a real nightmare, unfortunately, it's a nightmare inside a lot of these dating books as well.

No Sob Stories Here: 10 Lighthearted Classic Books

Reading classic lit doesn’t have to feel like homework — here are 10 lighthearted classics that may even become your comfort reads.

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?