Roma Panganiban won an essay contest in fourth grade and used the prize money to buy some glitter gel pens and a pint of locally made cotton candy ice cream, and has been chasing those heights of excellence ever since. After majoring in English and Psychology at a picturesque liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, she moved to England and dabbled in graduate school before finding her way back across the Atlantic to work at a cupcake bakery, a tutoring center, and a theatrical costume studio. She is now happily employed at a literary agency and lives in Brooklyn, where she stays up too late and complains about being tired.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro