Many people get bogged down in reading the Bible because they read the narratives first. Unfortunately, sometimes, reading the same stories from the Gospels causes them to become bored. Don't feel guilty, the order of the books are not inspired. They are grouped together thematically. Try breaking up the New Testament into groups about 6, to 9 books. Here are my groupings:
1) Mathew, Romans, Galatians, Hebrews, James and Jude.
2) Mark, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, and 1 & 2 Peter
3) John, 1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Timothy 1, 2 & 3 John and Revelation
4) Luke, Acts, Ephesians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and Philemon.
I hope you enjoy this plan. Remember 30 minutes a day completes the New Testament in 40 days!