Oh great thread - I got excited when I saw this one because I'm a huge booklover!
1. What book suggestions do you have for me or anyone wanting to take up reading? (my suggestion is a Shane Dawson book)
I think the worst thing to do when you're not a reader is to read something because someone says 'it's good'. Find things you're interested in. Find things you love. Find things that you're passionate about. I'm a big biography reader so picking up a thriller/horror is just not my jam, no matter how good it is.
What made you pick up Shane Dawson's book? Is it because you like him on YouTube? Or the easy read - short essays? If you like his book you could try the other - I saw he wrote two: one called 'I hate MySelfie' and one called 'It gets worse'.
A lot of youtubers have written books - not sure which ones you watch but there's a list here that might jump out at you - http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/74522.Youtubers_and_Books#22886110
Are there any other celebs/famous people you like? What sort of TV shows/movies do you like? I like Lena Dunham, Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman, Caitlin Moran and Amy Poehler so I read their bio's. Maybe that could be something looking into?
2. What is your favourite book? (mine is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
I don't have one. Asking me to choose my favourite book is like asking me to choose my favourite song. Damn near impossible. I do read a lot though - a lot of the ones I read are biographies/memoirs, books about health and psychology, business/HR, humour and creative ones. I do read some fiction but I find it harder to get into.
Hope this helps! Oh and if you like audio books you could check out Audible - they often have 30 day free trials (and then you just cancel before they charge) and if you read on Kindle you could check out Amazon's free list. It's updated every-day and often they are short reads so it can be a great way to figure out the sort of stuff that interests you - https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/2496751051/ref=zg_bs_fvp_p_f_2496751051?ie=UTF8&tf=1