I'd disagree with Mr Twain on this occasion. You read for many reasons, and entertainment of the time passing variety is perfectly acceptable, it doesn't always have to be about betterment (I say this as an unashamed fan of über-trashy novels)
Sometimes we can find beauty where we lest expect it... Take a chance and look outside the box. Look at things with new, fresh eyes and you may find that what you thought to be has been wrong all along... Life isn't as complicated as we tend to make it!
It feels better to let go of the heavy stuff. So grateful & necessary to leave the past behind. Sometimes we have our reasons to do things we don't want to do. Especially when the past keeps trying to knock on the door. So many identities.
....create your own world with choices of solitude, meditation, privacy, quality time and relationships with family and friends that creates joy in life.......the joys of solitude, silence, and privacy....., meditation and true friendship.....