I suppose it depends on what you want from your time in the Word. If you want to go to sleep, the first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles is a good section. Or Numbers. I'm sure it was vitally important to know that each tribe donated the same things to the Tabernacle, but...the lists get pretty boring.:D
When reading the New Testament, especially the letters, I would recommend reading the entire letter straight through once, just to get the flow of the thought, etc. Then go back and use them for Lectio Divina, slowly meditating on each section.
Read the Gospels a little at a time, if you are starting there.
As a Protestant, I always felt like I had to read the entire Bible in a year (or less). I find I get more out of it by taking it slowly. Wherever you start, when something strikes you, whether you have read a chapter or only a verse, stop and take time to think about it. What is God saying to you, directly, where you are in your life?
The one method I don't recommend is the "hunt and peck" method. That's where you randomly open the Bible looking for a "word" from God. Sometimes it's successful, sometimes you get "Woe to you Assyria" or "And Judas went out and hung himself." "Go and do likewise." ::shrug:
Open your heart and ask God to speak to you. He will.