Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma says he has only read two books since graduating from high school.

One of the best and most important habits that opens one up to a new universe is reading. Regularly reading good books can instruct, enlighten, and point you in the right way. It’s a common misconception that successful individuals are voracious readers, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, recently admitted in a tweet that he has only read two books since graduating from high school. The CEO claimed that he is “really bad at reading books” and revealed that, since Class 12, the only books he has read are Steve Jobs’ biography and a book titled Straight From The Gut.

“I am really bad at reading books. I just completed the 45th and the only book I have read a few chapters of is: Psychology of Money. In fact, since class 12, I have only read two books: Steve Jobs Biography and Straight from the Gut. I wish, I get better & read these awesome books. On the other side, when I was in school, I would read my sisters’ B.A. / M.A. books unrelated to my subjects so keenly,” the Paytm CEO wrote on Twitter.

His tweet came in response to a listicle of “10 Must Read Books Before You Turn 45″. The CEO also wondered whether the language barrier hindered him as he read his first English book much later in his life. However, he admitted that he wished to ”get better and read awesome books.”

His tweet received a range of reactions. Some advised him to start reading now, while others gave him book recommendations.

One user wrote, ”Vijay, reading, from any age, lends wisdom, perspective and, not in the least, the ability to write well. Start now!!”

Another asked him, ”Ok, so then how do learn, do you watch a lot of biography films, or how? How do you learn, inspire, motivate, and grow? What do you do in your spare time?”

A third said, ”Happy to make recommendations Vijay. Just tell me what you want to learn about and I will write you a one-page brief and the chapters you can skip in a book.”

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