I read a fair amount of older books. Some of it was books my parents had lying around the house. Most of it was courtesy of the library, be that the public library or the school one. A few rare books I actually owned myself, and those were frequently bought second hand.
Are reading habits still the same? Do the teens today still get hold of their books the same ways? Or have things changed?
I know libraries have drastically changed, and the internet has also done a huge job of changing things.
I usually just picked my books by browsing the shelves and grabbing whatever had an interesting summary on the back, or a nice cover, and I'd know absolutely nothing else about the books than that. Sometimes a friend would suggest something.
A lot of the books I read in my teens that were branded Teen seemed to just vanish in the 00s. Stuff that seemed huge and everywhere at the time.
I think people should read what they enjoy, what they like, what's fun. I've not read HG Wells for instance. I tried, didn't like it. There's a lot of the cornerstones of the sci-fi genre that I just haven't read, doesn't interest me. I have read some classics.
Actually maybe we should take the discussion over to https://forum.choiceofgames.com/t/literarature-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books/5528 Havenstone made a fantastic post there