Bev's Book Beat-February 2024

"We may sit in our library and 

yet be in all quarters of the earth."

John Lubbock


February is National Book Lovers Month as well as Library Lovers' Month> Celebrate accordingly. 


February can feel like the longest month even though it's the shortest. I am probably in the minority...I am hoping for a good snowstorm. We should have at least one before winter is over.             

For those who know me, they know I am a big proponent of reading a series during the winter. Since most folks are at home more than during the warmer months, a good series can help get you through the winter. With that said, please check out the Winter Reading Challenge. 

The Winter Reading Challenge, Cozy Up with a Series, begins February 1st at 10am and ends April 30th. 

Come on down and sign up!


February is the month of love... Valentine's Day. A good month to pick up a romance, love or friendship book to get lost in. I usually like historical romance novels which is why I have read most of the Outlander Series by Diana Gabladon. For contemporary romance, I pick up Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, Anita Shreve, Josie Silver. 

However you spend Valentine's Day, enjoy it. 


February includes Presidents Day. There are some good biographies, autobiographies and fiction about Presidents if you would like to find out more about your favorite President. Mine is Teddy Roosevelt. My favorite book about him is Mornings On Horseback by Daivd McCullough. That's one I've read a few times.  




Literary Cafe February 9th at 10 am

Dinner and a CookBook February 20th at 4pm 

(Must come in to sign up)

We are doing A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. There are still books available if you'd like to join us. 

Writing with Pat begins February 7th, ends March 13th. It's $75.00 for the classes. All classes begin at 4:30. Class is limited to ten (10). There are still a few spots left to sign up if you are interested. 

You must come in to sign up and pay. The library takes cash or a check only.  



"A book is a dream

you hold in your hand."

Neil Gaiman


Keep a LookOut For:


Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden

Always Remember by Mary Balogh

Death of a Spy by M. C. Beaton

Atlas Maneuver by Steve Berry

Deepest Kill by Lisa Black

Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Box

Sharing Too Much by Richard Paul Evans

Chaos Agent by Mark Greaney

Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes

Thunder on the Plains by Erin Hunter

Lone Wolf by Gregg Hurwitz

Ghost Orchid by Jonathan Kellerman

Lantern's Dance by Laurie R. King

After Annie by Anna Quindlen

Last Night by Luanne Rice

One Wrong Word by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Burma Sahib by Paul Theroux

The Teacher by Freida McFadden

Bad Weather Friend by Dean Kootz

Hollywood Hustle by Jon Lindstrom

Summer Book Club by Susan Mallery

Guest by B. A. Paris

Crosshairs by James Patterson

Owning Up by George Pelecanos

Price You Pay by Nick Petrie


Enjoy February! I hope you were able to find a book or an author to spend time with this month.


Make sure to visit your library, especially this month.


Cold Night

Large Sweater

Warm Drink

Good Book

Soft Socks

and a Box of Chocolate= a perfect evening


Stay Warm!


Happy Reading!


Bev @Mattituck-Laurel Library

631-298-4134 X 104

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