Dear Friends in Christ,
The summer season is a good time to catch up on some reading. I have been reading through the Old Testament for a while. I am taking my time and trying to go straight through, ultimately through the New Testament as well. Although I have read the Bible through several times, I never worked my way straight through. Frankly I do not suggest it for light reading.
However I do think you may well benefit from starting to read more right away. If you want to do an Old Testament book, I would suggest Genesis. This covers the pre-history of God's people through the Patriarchs. It contains many insightful accounts. If you choose the New Testament I would suggest the Gospel of Matthew, this gives a good account of what our Lord, Jesus Christ came to do and DID- Salvation for us!