So far I've been trying out a self-hosted copy of FreshRSS as my primary news reader for #rss feeds. It took a little while to get used to (still need the odd manual refresh/'actualize' sometimes), but it's really quick and simultaneously lightweight and yet perfectly functional for my needs. Thumbs up! 👍
(also, shout out to the link to their own alternativeto.net entry if their own app 'does not meet your expectations' - how often do you see that?)
This is Kithop's private, invite-only instance - hosted on FreeBSD in Canada.