It’s important, as you develop your skill as a writer, to do so as a reader also. You are not reading someone purely for enjoyment or entertainment anymore; there should be a critical awareness that kicks in from the opening line. What is the writer trying to achieve? Have they succeeded? (You may have to wait until later to answer this.) Why have they used the words they have? Where is the work strongest? Weakest? Find its faults (with one or two exceptions, there will always be some). Start reading as a writer.