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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.

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.

When Irish Eyes are Beguiling: 10 Lively Irish Romance Novels

Ireland has an undeniable mystique, and Irish romance novels possess an extra special oomph. Find the best reads here, including Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts.

Tok Dirty to Me: The Best of #SmutTok

This hashtag has racked up billions of views, but if you're not sure where to start, these books are the best of #SmutTok, including Restore Me by J.L. Seegars.

Grifters and Swindlers and Cons, Oh My! 10 Riveting White Collar Crime Books

Whether they’re craven ghouls or weirdo hucksters you find yourself rooting for, these white collar crime books are decidedly fascinating. Take for instance Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime by Jennifer Taub.

Why Do We Tell Stories?

Humans are a storytelling animal. But what makes us return again and again to narrative in all its forms, from mythology to novels to gossip?

Guilty Pleasures: 12 True Crime Classics

These influential and thought-provoking true crime classics, including Columbine by Dave Cullen, do more than tell a ripping tale of evil deeds.

Sweet Talk: 8 Delightfully Fluffy Romances

Cue the feels, the awws, and the swoons. These are the best fluffy romances for your next happily cozy read.

Reckless Vibing: 12 Disaster Girl Novels to Make You Think You’re Doing Pretty Great, All Things Considered

We love a disaster girl novel, and you will, too.

Make Your (Book)Mark: 15 Bookish Craft Kits to Bring Out Your Creative Side

From kid-friendly projects to the perfect rainy day activity, these bookish craft kits come with everything you need to get your craft on.