Dictionary.com defines "read" or "reading" as:
to look carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written or printed etc) e.g. to read a book.
Readingrockets.org a leading reading education website and resource for teachers and parents states:
Reading is a multifaceted process involving word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and motivation. Learn how readers integrate these facets to make meaning from print.
:) Happy Reading