Yes, reading is relaxing for me. It might be because I read non fiction and mostly topics of things I want to learn. Since I love learning, this is relaxing and not stressful. Personally novels and thrillers a give me anxiety so I avoid all fiction as to me is not as relaxing.
I read all sorts of things, all for different reasons. The reading I do before bed is usually my “relaxing” reading. It helps me clear my head of the day and the day to come and helps me fall asleep at night.
Reading is so relaxing for me. I enjoy fiction because, in that book, I don’t exist. It allows me to take a break from myself, be somewhere else, be someone else.