Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Announcing the 2012 Europa Challenge!

The 2012 Europa Challenge is on!

The 2012 Challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

After listening to your feedback and taking a look at participation over the past four months, I've revamped the levels and challenges:
  • Ristretto Level (2 Europas-just try a little) 
  • Espresso Level (4 Europas-a little more)
  • Cappuccino Level (6 Europas)
  • Caffe Luongo Level (12 Europas) 
Like last year we'll be offering the following specialty challenges:
At any level, you can qualify as
  • A Connoisseur, by accepting the Perpetual Challenge;
  • An Expatriate, by choosing books from a single country or original language;
  • A Passport Holder, by choosing books from different countries or original languages.
  • You can also do the Tonga Challenge, and devote yourself to reading Europa's new line. 
Love Challenge 
Sélim Nassib, I Loved You for Your Voice

Edna Mazya, Love Burns
Elena Ferrante, Troubling Love
Massimo Carlotto, Bandit Love

Creature Challenge
 Benjamin Tammuz, Minotaur
Alicia Giménez-Bartlett, Dog DayWolf Erlbruch, The Miracle of the Bears
Edwin M. Yoder Jr., Lions at Lamb House.
Roma Tearne, Mosquito
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

And you can create your own challenge themes and book lists, which we'd love for you to share.