Hmm I guess I was thinking If we have to be choosy in terms of what books to buy and read since we…
Yong Tien Cin

I believe your deduction is sound, but contains a false premise, which is:

Avoiding unnecessary hoarding and ostentatious reading leads to people only reading popular books.

Because avoiding those two does not necessarily lead to either short reading lists or lists comprising solely of popular books. Would you agree with that?