Where should I start reading the Bible?
The thing about the Bible is that to properly understand the New Testament we require some familiarity with the Old Testament.
Matthew’s Gospel begins:
Matthew 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham
Jesus Christ is the seed promised to Abraham in whom all nations would be blessed.
Acts 3:25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
He is the seed promised to David who will establish the throne of David upon the earth forever.
1 Chronicles 17:11-14 And it shall be, when your days are fulfilled, when you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. 12 He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. 13 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. 14 And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.
The angel Gabriel says of Jesus:
Luke 1:32-33 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
After his resurrection Jesus met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus:
Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
Luke 24:44 Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.
The Gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles is based on the promise of an eternal inheritance on the earth made to Abraham.
Galatians 3:27-29 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The best way to read the Bible is to read both New and Old Testaments in tandem.
A reading planner is available here:
Bible Reading Planner (please click on the title)
It consists of 3 readings per day which go through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year.
I hope this helps.