This. Was just battling the idea of buying new books earlier today.

I couldn’t agree with you more! The one thing I’d be careful with (because I’ve made this mistake in the past) is buying too many books at once. It easy to get a false sense of productivity upfront from just buying the book. I’ve found the likelihood of reading all the books in an order drops significantly when buying more than 2-3 books at a time.

Also, one thing that has changed my book reading experience is taking active notes while I read. If I’m reading for pleasure/entertainment, I get lost in the moment and enjoy it, but if I’m reading for personal growth (nonfiction) I’ve found notes to be a great way to increase retention and have something to reference down the road instead of re-reading the entire book over again.