Research says that if you read to your child at bedtime then it's a good predictor that your child will be successful academically. But the bedtime story also has other benefits. One of them is the nurturing that your child receives as she spends this time in your company. This is the time that she can connect with you through a bedtime ritual.
It'll be a special time that your child will look forward to. You need to make the effort to do it every night without fail. When my children were young they absolutely loved it. It was the perfect way to end their day. When it was bedtime they didn't make a fuss. We'd get ready with going to the bathroom then changing then they'd hopped into bed and be ready and waiting.