Reading for me serves a lot of uses. In addition to learning things that I would miss otherwise, or reinforcing ideas that I want to remember and use in my life, I also read for relaxation and relief. That is reading can frequently be like a vacation. The trick of course is to read to enhance life and not live to keep on reading. There is a difference of course. The latter means you get so involved in the books that living life in between reading times gets onerous because you want to be in that book. I suppose that isn't a problem for short periods, when a book has gotten your interest so much that you can hardly wait to get back to it, but if that were to become a way of life it would seem that life itself would get lost in the reading and become less important than what one was reading. In our life we have lots of control (although certainly not total control) and in the book we have limited control (i.e. how to picture the characters and adding things that the author cannot possibly totally fill in--like attitudes etc) however we do not control their actions or the adventures or lack of them--that remains with the author. I hope you can find reading enjoyable as well to enhance and give some relaxation from life when needed.
Abinadi by H.B. Moore
The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
Chasing China: A Daughter's Quest for Truth by Kay Bratt
Rangers Apprentice: Book 3: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan
— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory