I don't know if you've ever heard of the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, but it's been a gift to me this year. It's based on the devotional life of Robert Murry M'Cheyne, a Presbyterian minister from Scotland. His plan takes you through the Psalms twice, the New Testament twice, and the Old Testament once. It's about 4 chapters per day from various parts of the Bible.
As a side note, D.A. Carson's devotional books called For the Love of God (vols. 1-3) are based on these readings. There are also apps on the App Store that you can download for free that will let you start on any date you desire (I have one that's pretty awesome called ReadingPlan).
If you're looking at challenging yourself to read the Bible through in the new year (which is always a good challenge to take), this is an interesting way to do this and one I highly recommend.
As always, the best Bible out there is the one that's read, no matter its translation or condition.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...