Books are not valuable because they are true. Books are valuable because they help you think thoughts you wouldn’t otherwise think on your own.
Some books deserve no generous reading.
Yes, yes, you are definitely onto something here. I’m saving this article so I can go back and reread.
I’m a music teacher, and I’ve found that many students want to improve without changing anything about their thinking or behavior. They approach music lessons in the same way many people approach books. “Reading to refute,” that’s very good. Is that your phrase?