Isabel Montero

Isabel Montero got her bachelor’s degree from Whittier College, where she worked as a copy editor for her college’s newspaper, The Quaker Campus. Her poems and short fiction have been published in Whittier College’s Greenleaf Review. Residing in Whittier, California, she enjoys reading YA romances, journaling, and writing sad poems. In her free time, you can find her singing at the top of her lungs at concerts, spending time with her family, or discovering new delicious restaurants.

The Best Roald Dahl Books You Haven't Heard Of

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.” —Roald Dahl 

The Best Adaptations of A Christmas Carol 

Ward off the bah humbugs with these amazing adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.

Don't See Napoleon Without Reading This Book

You’ll understand why one of Napoleon’s last words ever uttered was “Josephine.”

9 of the Best Books to Gift Kids

There’s no better present than a beloved book.

An Essential Guide to Alice Hoffman’s Books in Order 

We’ll help you choose which Hoffman book to read next!

10 Biographies of Influential Hispanic Women

Learn about these Latina women who left a remarkable impact on the world. 

8 Homesteader Books for a Self-Reliant Lifestyle 

Find growth not only in your garden but as an environmentally conscious citizen. 

12 Gorgeous Books Like Where the Crawdads Sing

Discover more lush, heartbreaking tales.

Read an Excerpt from Three Men in a Boat 

Three eccentric friends and one fox terrier on a boat trip—what can go wrong?  

Read an Excerpt from The Questions That Matter Most 

Jane Smiley’s musings on self-growth, literary criticism and the art of writing.

8 Korean Cookbooks You Need for Your Kitchen Right Now   

Delicious Korean cuisine to satisfy your cravings.  

10 Tantalizing Thai Cookbooks

Treat yourself to your favorite home-cooked Thai dishes. 

Literary Crafting Books for Creative Bookworms

Express your love for stories with these fun book-inspired projects.

18 Addictive Young Adult Historical Fiction Novels

Growing up in the past wasn't always easy—but it does make for interesting fiction.

5 Charles Frazier Novels To Transport You to the Past

Dive into intriguing historical storytelling from a National Book Award-winner.