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Taking the 2011 Debut Author Challenge

Twitter has been a time suck, no lie. But it's also been an awesome resource to find out about really cool things like The Story Siren's 2011 Debut Author Challenge.

The basic premise is that participants sign up to read and review 12 debut YA/MG novels, one for each month of the year. It's super easy to sign up and a great way to motivate myself to read more.

Here are my picks for the year, based unscientifically on what kind of buzz I've heard or how cool I think the title is. I haven't done any research, so unless I have already heard about it, I'm going on title alone. I may change my mind during the year, but this gives me a starting point.

January: Across the Universe by Beth Revis; I've heard some early buzz about this one and it sounds promising

February: How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen; funny title gets it picked

March: Entwined by Heather Dixon; sounds like it's a romance

April: Bump by Megan McCafferty; heard a l…