I read mostly children's and YA books, pausing occasionally for an adult book that piques my interest. I read Roz Chast's GN when I saw it on the longlist for the NBA. I read Stephen King still (love, love, love his books). From time to time someone will recommend a book to me. However, when I see posts about a book someone has slogged through, I think, "life is too short to read books which require slogging." I read the canon, big chunks of it, as a teen and during my college studies. I have no desire to revisit most of those stories. Been there, read that. But a stack of picture books makes me salivate. I always have a stack on my desk at work. I can grab a few minutes and read one throughout the day. It breaks up the work, and generally it makes me grin or weep or shudder--RESPOND.
So, I agree with the sentiment of the article: let's permit folks to read what they want. The same goes for kids, too. CHOICE is so important. Selecting the books for my TBR, choosing books to pick up and read, electing which audio will accompany this week as I commute: this is what keeps me an avid reader. It keeps me connected to language and style and art. It keeps me reading.