Pop Star Picks: Books, TV, and Movies Recommended by Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lizzo …

January 16, 2023, 17:26

Pop star picks to inspire you

Pop star picks to inspire you.

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Let the likes of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, and more recommend you your next book, movie, or TV show!

What better time to get hooked on a new book or series or find yourself in a new favorite movie than in January? We’ll wait.

Your favorite pop stars and celebrities are not only directing their own projects, but they have no shortage of recommendations for you, too. So, if you’ve been going through a somewhat dry entertainment phase, these stars have got you covered!

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From the books that have inspired some of Taylor Swift’s best lyrics to the indie films that can’t get enough of the likes of Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, to Zendaya’s favorite TV shows…

Read on for some inspiration!

Taylor Swift uses books as inspiration for songs

Taylor Swift uses books as inspiration for songs.

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Taylor Swift

You just know the queen of songwriting will have some expertly picked selections to keep you busy this year!

Taylor could find inspiration for a song anywhere, so it’s no surprise that many of her favorite books, film and TV projects started in a chain reaction that led to a song on an album!

For example, Taylor’s poignant “always” song, “Carry On,” was written on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Rebecca!

It has also been widely speculated that the story Pride and Prejudice prompted the singer to write “1” of “Folklore” – Never stop admiring her self or fictional songs!

Taylor also wrote a popular book, Death by a Thousand Cuts, after watching the Netflix Original great person – Read the list below to see what the choices are associated with the songs!


  • Rebecca
  • Star Girl
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

the television

  • Conversations with friends
  • Pride and Prejudice (“1”)


  • Marriage Story (“My Tears Bounce”)
  • Really love
  • Great Person (Death with a Thousand Cuts)
Harry Styles loves a rom-com

Harry Styles loves a rom-com.

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Harry Stiles

Not only is Harry Styles one of the most popular pop stars in the world, but he’s also had a pretty huge year when it comes to film!

Between writing songs, acting in films, and touring, Harry seems to have finished quite a bit of reading. One of his most beloved books is aptly named in watermelon sugarRichard Brautigan’s postmodern, post-apocalyptic novel which, of course, gave Harry the most shattering title!

It is also highly recommended to read essential articles such as Love is the mixtape And norwegian woodbut if you’re not much of a bookworm, don’t worry: He loves a rom-com.

The pop sensation is a huge fan of Love Actually and has gone on record that he can’t stop re-watching The Notebook because he has an affinity for “anything Nicholas Sparks has ever done” – high praise!


  • Love is the mixtape
  • in watermelon sugar
  • Burning in water and drowning in flame
  • norwegian wood


  • Diaries (2004)
  • Really love (2003)
Zendaya has some top notch TV choices

Zendaya has some top notch TV choices.

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From its inception at Disney shake it up For her award-winning performance in trance (More on that later), it’s safe to say that when it comes to TV… Zendaya knows what she’s talking about!

If you’re in the mood for something, take a leaf out of the actress’s book and see a slew of instinct anatomy episodes, or if you want something a little darker, how about wretched Tale maids?

Zendaya is said to be a fan of classic Shakespeare twelve nightswhich was the inspiration for the 2006 comedy film, She’s the man.


  • twelve nights by William Shakespeare

the television

  • instinct anatomy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • this is us


  • Get out
  • Interstellar
  • If Beale Street could talk
Florence Pugh read the book for her next movie

Florence Pugh read the book for her next movie.

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Florence Pugh

2022 was without a doubt the year of Florence Bow, and we’re sure her star will rise to new heights this year too!

As Flo prepares to enter the epic science franchise Sand dunes – Where you’ll be working alongside other celebs on this list like Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet — I’ve read Frank Herbert’s book.

The current It Girl in Hollywood has also stated that her “favorite movie of all time” is the 2013 romance Blue is the warmest color.


  • Sand dunes Frank Herbert
  • the girls by Emma Klein
  • secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • Blue is the warmest color (2013)
Timothée Chalamet is an avid reader

Timothée Chalamet is an avid reader.

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Timothée Chalamet

Any fan of Timothée Chalamet knows he’s a fan of thrillers, especially since he’s gone on record numerous times to talk about classics like The Dark Knight And American Psycho.

He’s also got a great reading list, he’s a fan of George Orwell’s dystopian social science fiction novel 1984, Memoirs of Bob Dylan And Stephen Chbosky Perks of being a wallr (also a blockbuster of 2021).


  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
  • the perks of being a wallflower

the television


  • The Dark Knight
  • American Psycho
  • Drunk love punch

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