Now as far as the challenge goes, I basically stopped reading for that in the summer. The last few books I tried to finish (I couldn't even break the middle spine mark) did not meet any of requirements for the challenge. First of all, they were all written by white women.
So to wrap it up, here was my total:
Asian books - 3
African books - 2
Indian books - 2
I'm not sure if this classifies me as a "queen" of colorful chick lit, but, hey, it's a start. Hopefully my hunger for books will return in 2012. I'm pretty sure it will.