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.

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.

Let’s Stop Asking Romance Books to Have Moral Instruction

Why can't characters be messy and imperfect and still get their happily ever after?

What is Fast Burn Romance?

What is fast burn romance? Learn more about the trope in our guide, along with recommendations for the best reads!

Grow Up! 9 Adult Versions of Favorite Childhood Books

Looking for a grown-up version of The Westing Game? Try Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts! These adult novels capture what you loved in some of your favorite children's books.

Cover-to-Cover Songs: 10 Nonfiction Books about a Single Song

From globally-known tunes to more obscure songs, these nonfiction books about a single song tell fascinating stories.

Best Bi: 10 Swoonworthy Bisexual Romance Books

Whatever you're looking for in your next read, there's a hopeful tale in each of these bisexual romance books.