Why do YOU read fiction?
I read fiction because it's interesting and draws me in. I love getting to experience the life of someone through their eyes, even if the person happens to be made up. The stories can inspire me to do certain things, be more conscious of others, and overall just be a better person. I love getting to escape from myself for a while and explore new wonders. When reading books, its not like I'm just living my life. I'm living a thousand lives through the eyes of the main character of each book, living through circumstances I'll never get the chance to in my own life.
Honestly words aren't proficient enough to describe the many reasons I read fiction, but they'll always do their best to try :)