There are several reasons why reading books is so important:
"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading,
you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood