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The 2020 Printable Reading Log

There is also a 2022 reading log version! If you are interested, you can find it right here!

Looking for a copy of this book tracking log? Pop in your email below and it’ll come right to your inbox!

When the Summer Reading Chart was released back in May, the #1 piece of feedback was “Can we get a grown-up version?”

So for the last six months, Becca and I have been working on a reading log for grownups and I’m so happy to finally release it today in preparation for 2020 and all your January reading goals!

I sent over the world’s ugliest sketch to Becca and she brought it to life with her usual magic.

When she sent me the initial draft of the reading log, I let out an audible gasp and that was just looking at a tiny version of it on my phone.


reading log Like the Summer Reading Chart, I wanted something beautiful enough that you could hang it on your wall (especially because this is intended to last you the entire year) and I also wanted it to be easy to use.

I polled hundreds of you on Instagram about how many books you read in a year and the answers were ALL OVER THE PLACE.

We discussed it at length and in order to avoid making dozens of different versions, we opted for a single chart with spots for 100 book titles.

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If your goal is to read 12 books in 2020, then you can color in everything except for 12 books spines.

If you’re aiming for 25 or 50 or 80, you can do the same.

If you read MORE than 100, fill this one up and then print off a second one!

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There are so many ways to use the reading log – you can print off a big version and hang it on your wall or a smaller size that fits on a bulletin board or a small version to tape or glue in the front of your planner or journal.

You can write the titles of the books you want to read this year on the spines and then color them in when you’ve finished them.

You could color them all in now and then write the titles in as you read them.

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If you’re trying to read books by diverse authors, you can use the reading log to track that too – when you read a book written by an author of a different race or ethnicity than yours, color the spines of those books in blue or another color so you can keep track of how you’re doing.

Or use a color code to differentiate between audiobooks and paper books or grown-up books and read-alouds.

Basically the possibilities are endless.

And just because this one is aimed MORE at grownups, doesn’t mean it can’t act as a children’s reading log as well. Print one off for all your children and let them keep track of THEIR books in 2020 too!

Even more fun? The number one request for the printable Reading Log was that there be challenges like the Summer Reading Chart had.

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So we added 12 challenges to the spines (1 for each month) if you want a little guidance to your reading. We tried to make them categories that you could easily find books to fit (not too specific) but that might push you to read a little more widely than you might otherwise.

If you’d rather skip the challenges, we also have a version without the challenges on it too.

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No matter how you choose to use the 2020 Reading Log, I hope it’ll make this coming year of reading one of your best yet.

I can’t wait to see you use this – it’s going to be a fantastic year!

You can sign up to get a copy of it here!

P.S. As you print and use this over the coming weeks and months, I’d be thrilled if you’d please share it with me on Instagram – tag me @everydayreading so I can see them out in the wild!

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  1. I just sent an order to Staples for 4 of these charts. We do a book for Christmas every year, so this will be a fun addition for my girls. Thank you for making these available!

  2. I love this so much! I can’t decide if I want to print a big one for the wall or a little one for my notebook- I may have to do both! And maybe even a separate one for audiobooks!

  3. This is great! I’m a teen librarian and I plan to print out a large copy and attach it to my office door so the teens can see what I’m reading all year!

  4. I had so much fun coloring the Christmas advent calendar you created, and I was going to ask if you had anything else similar. No kiddos here yet, but my husband and I have a semi-annual reading challenge (basically whoever reads the most books in 6 months wins), and this chart will be so much fun to keep track of our reading! Thank you! I can’t wait 😊

  5. This is awesome. Thank you so much. Im printing one for all my ladies in bookclub.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas 🎄❤️📚

  6. I LOVE THIS! I’m going to print it and hang it in my classroom. I aim for 60 books a year (though I’m at 102 right now!) and my students are always amazed that their math teacher reads so much. 🤣 This will be a great conversation starter with my students!

  7. Thank you so much for this. It is too gorgeous! I’m going to print off one for myself and one for my 12 year old. 😊

  8. I’m seriously loving this!!! Sending mine to the printers now!! And maybe 20 extra for my kids friends for Christmas. 😂😂😂. I am thinking of counting every 5 conference talks as a book. 🤣 #motivation!!!!

  9. Hey! This is amazing! I sent mine in to Staples today and got a phone call from them tonight saying that they can’t do an engineer print of the file at 24 x 36 without it being pixalated because it was meant to be printed at 8 1/2 x 11. Has anyone else had this happen?

  10. Happy New Year! I am excited to start using the 2020 reading log. I put in my name and email and received an email but no printable. Am I just missing something?

      1. Hello! I also signed up for the 2020 reading log printable but I did not get a link to a printable. I don’t know where I missed a step. Can you please help?

  11. Love this so much! Is there any way to get this without the words at the top. I would love to use this in my classroom, but I actually teach German. Totally understand if not, but thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask. Danke! (Thanks!)

  12. I just ordered one for my kids playroom, for my husband and I to keep track of our books this year! Im in love with this print-its so cute and simple! Thanks Janssen!

  13. I have tried three times to get the email download for this chart so that I can print them ASAP for my kids. ANy idea why it isn’t working?
    Thanks for sharing this with us all.

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  15. This is AMAZING! How do I print a large size of it and how much does it cost? Sorry, I’m not tech savvy, nor do I know how to print large images. Help, please! I’d love one for our homeschool room. My 4 daughters and I are all bookworms, so this would be perfect! 🙂

  16. Hello! I love this poster and have tried to get it a few times…is there something else besides Name and Email?
    Thank you!

  17. I love this chart so much! I know it’s only May but I hope you do this for many years to come! I get even more excited now when I finish a book so I can color one in.

  18. Is there any way we could have the title across the top changed to 2020-2021? That way it could work for this new school year? I would love a digital copy!!! (I submitted my email but haven’t received it yet).

    Thank you for all you do!

  19. This Reading Log is brilliant! The best I’ve seen. I signed up and received the email, however I am unable to open the file. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  20. I’m not receiving the email for the 2021 reading log either but would love to print and share link with my lovely book ladies I know !!

  21. Is there any way to purchase and have a large poster sized print sent to me. I am unable to go anywhere to print due to the pandemic. I live in a northern canadian reserve and the road in and out of the community has been blocked except for mail and food.

  22. Help! Love the books listed in the first picture. What is the title of the book under The Paris Project?

      1. Hello,
        it’s really beautiful!
        But it will not work when I subscribe. Can you please send me the 2020 reading log ?

  23. I’m a high school librarian and would love to have this for my students. I’ve tried two emails and it hasn’t sent yet.

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