A couple of good points:
Read a number of books at one time — even in the same sitting.
Read books highly recommended in your areas of interest.
Right now, I subscribe to the NYT Sunday paper, delivered in my driveway in CA. Expensive, but what a wealth of info. and I use the NYT book review to cull out good books which I then order up from the local library.
I am a professional writer with books at Amazon/Kindle under the pen name of Ben Leiter. If you read the books, you’ll see why the pen name.
CITY MANAGEMENT SNAPSHOTS: ON THE RUN (memoir, with true stories of murder, suicide, drug running, and everyday corruption)
BABY BOOMERS’ LOVE-BETRAYAL (fictional romance noir — love practices of the boomers)