Free Summer Reading Tracker for CC Students

As we're wrapping up the school year, I generally start looking at what's coming next and looking at how to keep the learning going. We've participated in many summer reading programs over the years with our local library, and that got me thinking about new fun ways to track our reading. Combining my love of coloring and bullet journals, I came up with these fun printables for you to use as a summer reading tracker for your CC students (moms too)!!

summer reading tracker

Why Summer Reading?

I always dream of keeping the learning going over the summer. I dream of getting school accomplished in the mornings and playing in the afternoons. As good as that sounds to me, the uncertainty of the summer nearly always cancels my plans. Truthfully, I'm thankful for this. It is important to live a full life with friends and family.

So summer reading is really one of the best ways to continue pursuing learning while loving those around us. Getting a head start on the CC book list also helps to take some of the burden off the reading load in the school year as a Classical Conversations Challenge student. (Pro tip...the books are listed in the CC catalog in the order in which they're read throughout the year).

summer reading tracker

Summer Reading Tracker

Really, these could serve as an anytime reading tracker, but I'm hoping that they will motivate me and my kids to pursue some of the books that we'll discuss in the next school year over the summer.

Last summer, I read some of the books with my kids and took notes as we read so that we could remember what we read. It was so helpful for my youngest who was entering Challenge A. I like to prepare my new to Challenge students to ease the transition. She listened to the books again during the school year on Audible. It worked really well!

summer reading tracker

So this summer I wanted to continue our reading progress with a fun summer reading tracker. I've gone through the Challenge program reading list and created a coloring sheet of sorts to color along as you make progress in the book.

I printed them on full sheet sticker labels and then cut out each book. This way we can add the sticker to our bullet journal and track our progress as we go.

summer reading tracker

Free Summer Reading Tracker Printable Download

Okay friends...let's get serious here for a second. This download includes 70 images:

  • 6 Challenge big picture stickers to track how many of the books you've completed

64 book covers :

  • 10 books in Challenge A
  • 5 books in Challenge B
  • 19 books in Challenge I (with two optional reads - The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Old Fashioned Girl - check with your tutor on those)
  • 18 books in Challenge II
  • 5 books in Challenge III
  • 5 books in Challenge IV

The stickers are about 2 ½" X 3" and each one is numbered based on the number of chapters in the book. If a particular book happens to not have chapters, like The Old Man and the Sea, I've numbered it based on the number of pages in the book.

The only restriction on this download is that you don't make some kind of legalistic activity out of these! If you find you want to color the designs in a different order than numbered, DO IT! Enjoy it! There is no right way to use this!

reading tracker for bujo

End of Year Gifts

I'm so excited about these fun little treasures that they're going to be my end of year gifts for my Challenge I class! I found some cute journals at Costco and some washi tape on sale at Hobby Lobby.

I'll print off the pages that feature the Challenge II book covers (um....there are 18 books to read in Challenge II), and gift them some inspiration for getting a head start on next year's reading.

end of year gift

These would also be fun to gift your kids with a set of new markers or colored pencils to encourage them on finishing the year strong.

So what are you waiting for?! Download your fun summer reading trackers for your CC students and get busy reading!

summer reading tracker free download

Happy reading, coloring, and bullet journaling!


  1. Rebekah Gilbert on April 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    These are so beautiful!! Thank you so very much for sharing your God-given gifts with us.

  2. Priscilla on May 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    I am super excited about these!!!

  3. Michele on May 30, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I have a somewhat reluctant Challenge A student. I think these may inspire her! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Donya Jones on June 11, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    What brand of sticker labels did you buy? I can’t find 2.5 x 3.

    • Betsy on June 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      I just used full sheet labels like these: and then I cut the stickers out.

  5. Karin on June 12, 2019 at 12:08 am

    So, I’m trying to understand…is one supposed to color it in as each chapter is finished? Is that what the numbers are for? Also, if we don’t bullet journal, can you give another suggestion for how best to use these? I really love the idea of them! And, they’re lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Betsy on June 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Yes! You just color them in as you make progress. The numbers either represent chapters or pages (if a book doesn’t have chapters). If you don’t bullet journal, you could just print the pages that relate to your Challenge year, post them on the fridge, or hole punch it and put it in your CC binder to track your reading through the year.

      • Marla on September 19, 2022 at 8:01 am

        These are beautiful! Thank you! May I be put on a notification list? That is in case you make more and/or some for lower levels. You guys are wonderful!

  6. Malia on June 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    What sticker paper did you use?

    • Betsy on June 19, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      It was just a full page shipping label from the office supply store!

  7. patricia martinez on September 27, 2019 at 11:22 am


  8. Kellie Frank on October 29, 2019 at 9:03 am

    You amaze me with your creativity and generosity. Thank you!

    • Betsy on October 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

      Thank you so much! I had way too much fun making this stuff!

  9. Amy on March 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Hey Betsy,
    My son loves these but wants to make some for the books he reads for fun. What software or process did you use to make these? Thanks for your help!

    • Betsy on April 30, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      I used Adobe InDesign…it’s my go-to program, but there are great digital design programs that are out there that are free like Canva and PicMonkey. I basically just looked for free png black and white drawings/images that fit with the theme of the book and then worked different lines around those according to how many chapters or pages were in the book. I really had fun making these!

  10. Kristen Purdy on March 24, 2022 at 10:55 am

    This is so wonderful. Thank you!

  11. Myka on July 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    First, let me say I love these. Having just printed a copy for each of my Ch I students, I hope I may leave some feedback. It would be helpful if they were separated by Challenge level to avoid having to print pages with only 1 or 3 stickers for Ch I. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for sharing your talents!

    • Betsy on August 18, 2022 at 2:40 pm

      That’s a great idea! I will see what I can do to add extra options for downloading!

  12. Mickey on April 16, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    This is such a great gift idea! I direct challenge 1 and am moving up to direct challenge 2 this upcoming year. I want to make a book for myself to read and keep track as I read through the books. I so enjoy your blog!

  13. Yulia Rossignoli on January 25, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Betsy,

    I just stumbled on your page! What a gem packed with resources!!! You guys are AMAZing!!!! Thank you, thank you , thank you. I’m downloading a few right away.

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