The Good News Bible edition that I read last year had a very helpful set of guides and lists of special passages and accounts in the Bible.
Part of this was a 'first 100 days' of readings, to give a view of our salvation, and a one year's readings to give a perspective on the whole sweep of Biblical content.
I can't recall having a systematic introduction to the Bible when I was a young person, indeed, when I 'officially' became a Christian at the 1968 Billy Graham Crusade ('officially' because I can't recall a time when I did not fully believe in our Lord), I vaguely remember having a booklet of studies to work through, along with a 'counsellor' who operated by mail. But no systematic view of the Bible....no view at all, come to think of it.
So I look forward to reading these both and make notes as I go: like starting the adventure of faith.
I'm looking forward to reading the Bible slowly this time.
Oh, at the same time I'll be reading the Heptateuch rather quickly, starting with the New English Bible, I think.
Heptateuch? Pentateuch plus Joshua and Judges (If we called Jesus Joshua, we'd get a better picture of the flow of salvation history than the Greek usage).