I’d encourage you to keep exploring ways to include genuine reading in the school setting. Once upon a time, university students were more likely to say they were reading rather than studying history, literature, or philosophy. Reading (taking in and experiencing the new) and studying (pondering and processing the new) are both of value.
Something there is in a student that wearies of being constantly introduced to carefully chosen and crafted segments of knowledge along with artfully arranged visuals and skillfully managed discussions, small group activities, turn and tells, and being told to think for himself.
Especially in history and literature, students are most likely to “read” more of it in the future if they experience it in school. Most adults don’t “study” much of anything bookish after they leave school, but most should do at least some lifelong “reading.” Where, when, and how do they learn to do so?