If you're looking for simple and easy to use news reader application on your Window PC, I'd suggest you take a look at Weave News Reader for Windows 8.1. The application comes with a simple and intuitive interface, and give users the ability to follow their favorite websites from a single application.
Once installed, the application asks users to pick up some categories which they want to follow before they can add their own sources. After the basic setup, you can easily add any website you want to follow, select its category and you're good to go. The application has a huge library of websites, ranging from Technology to gaming to Microsoft, and other non-tech related stuff. Weave News Reader also comes with different layout options, which can be accessed by right clicking within the application.
"Weave is a news reader that lets you follow any website or blog you are interested in at any time. We provide a huge set of built-in news sources grouped by categories such as technology, world events, gaming, etc. From there, you can search for any other site you want to add," according to the app description.
It's without a doubt a very decent application, but there are a few features which I didn't find in the application, such as the ability to import subscriptions from other RSS services via an OPML file. Although you can add as many sources manually as you want, but it would be good if you can import or export your subscriptions from within the application.
The application is available for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Simply head over to the respective stores using the links below and download Weave News Reader. If you tried the application, please share your views using the comments below.