Personally, I've never understood how a person could happily go through life without ever reading. If not for pleasure, for knowledge.
Books open up worlds of love, chaos, magic, superhuman powers, and so much more. Books help you to escape into another world away from any issue that you could be facing for the moment.
A thoughtful Writer could also educate you through entertainment. They make you think and give you the urge/desire to be different. Or they give you the satisfaction of knowing your problems could be much worse.
Oh the power of books! How could you not embrace them? 💋