A hot cup of coffee … and this week’s RGB (Really Good Book)!

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Every week, I like to highlight a book from Tim’s Discovery List that really stands out.

With your help, I’m putting together a giant Excel spreadsheet full of self-published books that absolutely hit the mark … with the reviews to prove it.

Woods through fog at dusk
If, for some unfathomable reason, you find this scene inviting, you are going to love this week’s Really Good Book. (J MAD)

But before we dive in, have you discovered (or written) a great self-published book? Let us know here and I’ll add it to the list.

(And if you can link to a review about it, even better. Your book could be the next one featured here!)

In front of me, I have the latest edition of Tim’s Discovery List (which you can download here), and our featured book this week is …

Hang on, let me take a sip of my coffee.

Okay, I’m ready.

… drumroll please …

Cover for Glimpses by Hugh W. RobertsGlimpses by Hugh W. Roberts!

If you like The Twilight Zone, but just wish it would make all the hairs on the back of your neck stand up straight instead of just the one, then here is a book you won’t be able to put down:

… 28 short stories that will take your mind on a roller coaster of a ride into worlds that conceal unexpected twists and turns. ‘Glimpses’ allows the reader a peek into the lives of everyday people who are about to have life lead them on an unpredicted path. From a mysterious deadly iPad app to a hole in the fence that is not all it seems, to a strange lipstick that appears to have a life of its own, you will encounter terror, laughter, sadness, shock and many other emotions on journeys which promise a thrilling and gripping climax.

Glimpses was given 5 stars by reviewer Christoph Fischer, who writes:

I really enjoyed this book. It covers an odd and eclectic range of topics and styles, but all shine with high quality writing and editing.

Glimpses is an well-chosen title, for these stories are not just glimpses into the characters but also into the mind of the author. Despite the change of genres and locations, there is an underlying warmth and poetic perception of the world, sometimes more worldly than at other times, but always reflective and thoughtful.

Read the whole review at Christoph’s blog.

Glimpses is available on Amazon (be sure to “Look Inside” for a preview!), and you can learn more about Hugh on his blog.

And while you’re on Amazon, you might want to add a few spare light bulbs to your order—this is not a book you’d want to read in a dark house!

Got a book to add to Tim’s Discovery List? We’re all ears.


I’m Timothy Pike, copy editor and self-publishing coach, and I’ve been in the book business since 2014. I created the writing and reading community ChapterBuzz to help authors publish their books affordably, and founded Books & Buzz Magazine to showcase prominent authors, reviewers, and books. Join our private book society on Facebook!

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