My 2019 reading challenge πŸ“š

Reading is my absolute favourite hobby.

Getting so immeresed into a story, it’s characters and plot, to the extent that when you put it down (it you can!!) then you are just itching for the next time you can pick it up, is truly something wonderful.

& there are some brilliant books out there.

I feel like I don’t make enough time for reading and I want to change this in 2019 so, I thought I would set myself a little reading challenge.

It’s not going to be too structured as I find a rigid scheme often takes the fun out of the reading, I don’t want to read a particular book list or anything like that, I will just be keeping it simple.

365 days.

2 books a month.

12 months.

24 books.

(Obviosuly two is my minimum, often during months with school holidays I will get through more.)

So, for January I currently have my two books on the go.

I wouldn’t normally read two at once but this is just how it has gone this time as I had already started one when I discovered one I couldn’t resist starting too. Plus, I’ve read Goodnight Mr Tom before and watched the film loads of times, so it’s much easier to follow as I know the story well.


Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

Its the story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley – but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. As time goes by Tom begins to worry when Willie doesn’t answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and and there he makes a terrible .

The face behind the mask: The Annie Graham series (Book 6) by Helen Phifer.

‘The greatest show on earth may pose the greatest danger…
1950: Tufty the clown is a circus favourite, drawing fans from miles around. But behind the painted white face, the upturned red lips and bouncy wig, there lurks something far more sinister…
Present Day: When Walter discovers an old clown suit, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to it. Putting on the suit feels electric, but that’s when the voices in his head get louder, and suddenly, he finds himself acting in ways he never would have imagined.

Let me know what books you are looking forward to reading this year!!

** Happy Reading **

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

2018 πŸŽ‰ July – December πŸŽ‰


My lovely husband Tim celebrated his 27th birthday πŸŽπŸ’—

My niece Evie-Mae celebrated her first birthday πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Me & my twin sister Sarah enjoyed our Italian cooking experience.

A friends get together to celebrate some birthdays. Picnic fun in the sun, cycling & a water obstacle course.

Fun at the end of term work do πŸŽ‰.

Fun days out with my Uni friends ❀

I finally reached my Slimming World target.


My youngest nephew Casey turned two.

I’ll never forget the day I watched him come into the world πŸ’™.


Summer BBQ fun with friends 🌞.

My biggest nephew Noah turned four!!!!

We went to the Spa Pavilion to watch ‘The Greatest Show’.

Noah started school nursery and Casey started playgroup.

We watched our friend Livy perform in ‘The Little shop of Horrors’

We booked a holiday to Disneyland Paris 😁


Me & Tim joined Jaffa running club.

Evie started to walk.

We stayed in a Hobbit hole for the weekend.

Half term fun!!

Soft play, going to the theatre & games.

Halloween Parkrun πŸ‘Ÿ.


Bonfire night fun πŸŽ†

Celebrating Dans birthday 🎈.

The Christmas decorations went up πŸŽ„πŸŽ

Me and Sarah went to the ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Double bill.

Fun at The ((Bounce)) Christmas Party! Dressed as Mickey & Minnie Mouse.

A fun weekend away together at Rose Farm in Great Yarmouth.

Friends Christmas meal together.


My Work Christmas meal at ZizzisπŸŽ„πŸ½

Meeting up with these guys again and meeting little Bella for the first time.

πŸŽ… Christmas β˜ƒοΈ festivities πŸŽ„

Happy New Year!

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

2018 πŸŽ‰ January-June πŸŽ‰


The Greatest Showman obsession begins πŸŽͺ🎡

Marshalling at Parkrun for the first time.

Celebrating my sister Charlotte’s birthday 🎁


Watched ‘The Band’ with my work friend, in Norwich.

Valentines Day out with Tim πŸ’—

Aqua Springs, Dinner & ((Bounce))

Celebrating at Emily’s baby shower.


Fun at The Harry Potter book night at the library ⚑

Snow day!!

We celebrated Mothers Day with our traditional homemade afternoon tea.

The Byfords at Byfords, Holt. A fun, family day out.


Easter fun 🐰

Team Ro Ro & Casey at the egg hunt followed by the traditional family Chinese takeaway.

Me & Tim went to see ‘The Book of Mormon’ in London.

Fun with Evie-Mae πŸ’œ

Cinema Fun with Noahy πŸ’™


We escaped our first Escape room.

‘Witchcraft & Wizardry’

Me & Sarah turned 27 🎁

We celebrated the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle πŸ’

We watched ‘Our Blue Heaven’ at the theatre πŸ’™βš½οΈ

Afternoon tea with friends.


Football’s coming home! World Cup fever began.

Me & Tim celebrated 2 years of marriage πŸ’—πŸ’πŸ‘°πŸΌπŸŽ©πŸ’

We had a weekend away in a Yurt.

We celebrated Fathers Day with breakfast together.

Me, my sister Sarah & my work friends complete the Cancer Research Muddy 5k race.

We celebrated Dad’s birthday with another Escape room and we made it out again!!

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚