“Tell me what type of books he reads, I will tell you what type of person he is.” This is an equation that I believe true.
But, what if the person you wish to form an opinion about does not have a liking for books?
I would then change the equation into this one: “Tell me who his friends are, I will tell who he is.”
It is just absurd to think The US President Donald Trump may be an avid reader. Speaking of books, once he said: “Do have I time for reading?” Nevertheless, we see he recommends books once in a while among his countless of tweets.
It is possible to draw this conclusion even from titles of his recommended books: Trump loves himself, and recommends books written by his admirers. 9 of 11 of his recommended books belong to presenters and commentators of the news channel (Fox-TV), the only channel that he watches as he keeps reminding.
His recommended books are type of books which gush over him and curse at his rivals…