“May our homes be a library of learning. An essential part of our learning library
will be good books. Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture,
when so much that we encounter is abridged, adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down,
it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book.
James A. Michener, prominent author, suggests: “A nation becomes what its young people read in their youth.
Its ideals are fashioned then, its goals strongly determined.” The Lord counseled,
“Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).
Of course, the standard works offer the ultimate library of learning of which I speak.
Let us read from them often, both privately and with our families,
that we may be enlightened and edified and draw closer to the Lord.”
-Thomas S Monson "A Sanctuary From The World"
(February 9, 2008 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting: Building Up a Righteous Posterity)