Student or Learner
To read a good book is my favorite form of relaxation.
Read a good book is my favorite form of relaxation.
Is there a difference in meaning?read here is verb?
Only the first, using the to-infintive form of the verb, is correct. The bare infinitive of the verb, read is not possible as the subject of a sentence.
We coud also use the gerund, reading; this is more common.