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2023 Picks | Lisa Paulek

Lisa Paulek, Library Assistant

A poster for "Good Karma Hospital," showing cast members in front of a tropical backdrop, indicating a medical drama series setting.

TV: The Good Karma Hospital

This was a feel good show that takes place on the gorgeous coast of India. The setting added such a beautiful richness to the story, and I absolutely fell in love with the characters at the Good Karma Hospital.


A smiling person holding a book titled "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry, with a colorful bookshelf in the background.

Author Pick: Emily Henry

Emily Henry is one of my favorite authors, and I think I read everything by her this summer. Her books are well-written modern romance novels that will make you laugh out loud.


This is a book cover for "Shadow and Bone" by Leigh Bardugo with a Netflix series badge.

Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This series tells the story of a mapmaker who turns out to be the most powerful being able to wield an element in her world. Her adventure is a high energy romp that is now a Netflix series!

Book cover for "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black, featuring ornate branches and a crown.


Folk of the Air Trilogy by Holly Black

Holy Black is one of my new favorite authors after thoroughly enjoying this trilogy. The Cruel Prince is a fast moving romantacy in the world of Fae.

DVD cover of "Joe Pickett" TV series, featuring a person standing with a backdrop of a dramatic sky and a house.

TV: Joe Pickett

Though I have never read C.J. Box’s series about Joe Pickett, I loved the storyline brought to life in this thrilling TV show based on the first few books in his series. I was totally drawn into the story of a Wyoming game warden who is wildly underestimated as he unravels the web of lies and deceit in his town. Please excuse the questionable elk animation in the first episode… the story is what really gets you hooked!