I think this is a perfect challenge for me as I would get the opportunity to read books from all over the world.
You can find information about how to participate at the Global Reading Challenge Blog. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
There are three levels of participation. I am signing up for the Easy Challenge where I will be reading one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011:
The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).
From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.
I will come up with my list of books for each continent later.
I encourage all and sundry to join.