All other things being equal, would you rather read a book that’s hard/challenging/rewarding or light/enjoyable/easy?
Honestly, I don’t choose a book because it’s challenging or an easy read. I choose a book because I’m either into the subject matter or because the cover is pretty. 🙂
The only difficult books I have read were ones I was forced to read in school. Why would I want to suffer through a book just because it’s challenging? And besides, every book I read is rewarding in some way.
While I don’t consciously choose a hard book, sometimes I do choose an easy book either because A) I don’t have a lot of time to read, like if I’m on the metro or train and/or B) because my brain hurts but I’m bored and want something to do. During those times, then I grab a small, enjoyable, easy to read book.