This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope your day is going well and that you have found some time for reading.
For this week’s pick I decided to go with a book that was published last year but I never got around to reading. In this case I didn’t get around to it because the holds on the book at the library were ridiculously long. So I have been patiently waiting for everyone else to read it. I think once I am done with my current audiobook, this will be the one I listen to.
Billy Summers by Stephen King
Publication Date: August 2021
Summary from Goodreads:
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?
How about everything.
This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.
You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.
I haven’t read anything by Stephen King in a really long time (I think it might even have been in the eighties? God I feel old.) I found his horror books to be way to much for me. (I still have nightmares from Cujo) But this one isn’t horror and I really like the idea of a hitman seeking redemption. It has a good rating on GoodReads (4.25) so I am hopeful that I will like it.