Let’s make this summer one for the books!
There’s something for every member of the family (even you, Mom!)
- Download the Summer Reading Challenge Pack. It’s got all the printables you’ll need.
- Skim this page. I’ll walk you through your summer reading options.
- Keep an eye on your email. I’ll be sending tips, booklists, and freebies throughout the summer. 🎉
- Go straight to the booklists, and start building your TBR. Click here for the booklist gallery.
Here’s what’s inside!
I’ve got three types of reading challenge pages for you to choose from. Take what you like, and leave what you don’t! You da boss!
How to use it: Every time you finish a book, ❎ or ✅ the next square on the game board. Simple!
Use the short 5-space or the long 10-space board.
What if you finish early? No prob. Start over with a fresh board and see if you can reach the finish line before the end of summer
How to use it: Choose the small, medium, or large grid, and handwrite challenges in each square. (I’ve included a prefilled grid for those of you who want that!)
When you complete a challenge, ❎ that square. Try to get BINGO or blackout before the end of summer.
Can’t think of challenge ideas? Never fear! I’ve got two lists with over 60 ideas. 🙌 I’ve included a mix of read-a-book challenges as well as “bookish experiences” to cross off your summer bucket list.
How to use it: Keep track of the reading stats that matter to you! Here are a few examples of what you can track on this page.
- Number of books you finish. This works great if you’re reading a slew of picture books to your toddlers.
- Number of minutes read. Every day, jot down the number of minutes you read in a circle. Keep at it every day.
- Number of days you read. Did you read today? If the answer is yes, then color the circle or mark it with a sticker or ✅. Keep at it every day.
It’s fun to watch those numbers accumulate! (I have a numbers-loving kid in my house who goes gaga for this.)
When you reach a certain milestone, break out some celebratory rewards!
And here are a few fun extras!
TBR: A page to keep track of the books you want to read at some point.
Reading Log: A page to list all the books you finish this summer.
Book Review Journal: Write book reviews brimming with your personal feelings and opinions.
Reading Rewards: No, these aren’t bribes. They’re mini-celebrations of all the great books your family has read! I’ve got a page filled with no- and low-cost reward ideas. (Summer reading shouldn’t lead to bankruptcy.)
You may be asking yourself, “Will signing up for this challenge lead to a sales sequence for a slew of products?” NO. 🎉 This is purely for fun! I won’t try to sell you a thing. Just want to address this in case you’re leery!
Summer Reading Book Lists for the Whole Family
Stay tuned! More book lists are on the way!