I spent a lot of time reading in high school.
Not everything was worth reading.
It wasn’t reading books with problematic content. But I read many forgettable books that didn’t impact my spiritual or intellectual life.
It isn’t bad to read books just because they’re enjoyable—in moderation there’s a value in stories that offer simple entertainment. But the best books not only delight us, but also teach us valuable insights about the nature of God’s reality.
Here are three types of books I don’t regret reading during my high school years.