Mid-Year Staff Picks

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2023?! Take a look at just a few of the books Andover staff has enjoyed reading so far this year!


Yours Truly/ Happy Place/ The Day You Begin


This is how you lose the time war/ witch hat atelier


Wonder Cat series/Yotsuba&! series/ Odder/ Finally Seen


1000 hours outside by Ginny Yurich/ Pug who wanted to be a bunny by Bella Swift/ Five little monkey books by Eileen Christelow/ Wordy Birdy by Tammy Sauer/ Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown (yes, it was so good I read it again)/ Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel/ Storm Watch by CJ Box/ Walk along the beach by Debbie Macomber


Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume/ Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern


Wonder Cat 1-3


All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells/ Frizzy by Claribel Ortega (Graphic Novel)/ How to Be a (Bad) Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes


Title details for How the Medici Shaped the Renaissance by William Landon - Wait listTitle details for Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr - Available

How the Medici Shaped the Renaissance (audio) / Four Seasons in Rome (audio)

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July 2023 Books Coming to Screens

You by Zoran Drvenkar

(Then You Run)

9780007465279: You - IberLibro - Drvenkar, Zoran: 0007465270Then You Run

Adapted by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, The Capture) Then You Run follows a close-knit group of rebellious London teenagers on a getaway in Rotterdam – but after the estranged father of Tara (Leah McNamara) is discovered dead, they find themselves on the run across Europe with three kilos of heroin and a host of deadly criminals snapping at their heels. Leading the hunt against Tara and her childhood friends – reckless Stink (Vivian Oparah) sharp Ruth (Yasmin Monet Prince) and loyal Nessi (Isidora Fairhurst) – is Tara’s uncle Reagan (Richard Coyle) a notorious gangster haunted by his past who will stop at nothing to track down his missing cache of drugs. But Reagan isn’t the only person they should fear – because all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ draws closer on a collision course with them all.

July 7th/TV

Dawn by V.C. Andrews


Follows the dark, twisted history of Dawn Longchamp and her family, along with the Cutler and Booth families.


July 8th/ Lifetime

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

(new season)


A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

July 14th/ Apple/ Put on hold

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

(Bird Box: Barcelona)

Cover imageBird Box Barcelona

After an entity of mysterious origin annihilates the world’s population causing those who observe it to take their lives, Sebastián and his daughter begin their own great adventure of survival in Barcelona.


July 14th/ Netflix/ Put on hold

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

(The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2)

The Summer I Turned Pretty

A love triangle between one girl and two brothers. A story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.


July 14th/ Amazon/ Put on hold

Sweet Magnolias by Sheryl Woods

(new season)

Cover imageSweet Magnolias

Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career and family.


July 20th/ Netflix/ Put on hold

American Prometheus by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin



The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.


July 21st/ Theatres/ Put on hold

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

Cover imageHappiness for Beginners

Helen signs up for a wilderness survival course, a year after getting divorced. She discovers through this experience that sometimes, you have to get really lost in order to find yourself.


July 27th/ Netflix/ Put on hold

Good Omens by Neil Giaman & Terry Pratchett

(new season)

Good Omens

Now exiled from Heaven and Hell, Aziraphale and Crowley must team up once again after the mysterious arrival of a familiar face.


July 28th/ Amazon/ Put on hold

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Cover Lookalikes: The Summer Home

You ever notice how many covers look alike? Or maybe you can’t remember the book you read but you remember the basic details of the cover. We’re showcasing cover lookalikes every other week with a different trend each time. Today’s cover collection is titled “The Summer House” and is perfect for those who can’t remember the book, but the cover had a pretty house in a scenic area.

Cover Lookalikes scenic houses
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