I gave this some thought, but it's hard to recommend reading to someone I don't know, especially since you said you didn't like reading!
Chuck Palahniuk is subversive, fun and easy (Fight Club the book packs a way bigger punch than the movie, and the movie is very good). George Orwell I have serious feelings for, Homage to Catalonia being my favourite of his books. Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin I used to memorise in chunks when drunk, she writes really well about women. Catch-22 is hilarious throughout (I laughed out loud), whilst making a very serious point about a very sad thing. Of non-fiction, Val McDermid's Forensics is very interesting, and if you're prepared to put in a bit of graft, Jeremy Bernstein's A Palette of Particles will blow your mind. etc etc.
Leonard Cohen (Bird on a Wire): I have tried in my own way to be free
Mrs Hudson (BBC Sherlock): Sherlock! The mess you've made!