There are lots of paths to take in making your way through the Bible, but I like Gorgias’ suggestion of looking at the other Gospels (or at least Luke) and then going on to Acts. There are lots of parallels between Luke and Acts, though they don’t necessarily jump out at you the first time through (or, if you’re like me, you need someone to point them out for you :o).
I do think the Gospels and Acts are a good place to start as they are narrative stories (making them easier to follow) and they are explicitly about Jesus (who is sort of the central figure of the Bible :)).
There is a great DVD Bible study series published by Ascension Press called The Great Adventure. The whole study is based around the approach that there are 14 books of the Bible we can read through to get the “story” of what is happening. Those books are:
I think a good approach would be to read through the Gospels, then Acts, then some (or all) of the New Testament letters, then read through these fourteen books, then read through the fourteen books again while plugging in the other 59 books.
But if that sounds too complicated, stick with what works for you. :o