32 Books for the Pop Culture Fanatics in Your Life

Posted by Cybil on November 16, 2016


Everyone has them on their holiday shopping list: The pop culture addict, the music aficionado, the TV junkie, the podcast expert, the movie buff. Don't worry. We got you. We've rounded up a slew (technically speaking) of great book recommendations to solve your holiday dilemmas.

As an added degree of difficulty, we only included books that were published this year. We figured pop culture changes quickly and we wanted to be sure to give you suggestions your friends and family might not already have on their bookshelves.

In addition, we've also turned to the multi-talented comedian and author Phoebe Robinson to tell us what pop culture books she'll be giving this holiday. Check out her ideas here.

For the Music Aficionado:
On Bowie
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Born to Run
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Your Favorite Band is Killing Me
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Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III
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Hip Hop Raised Me
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Kill 'Em and Leave
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Flyboy2
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Tranny
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For the TV Junkie:
The Platinum Age
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Golden Girls Forever
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Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures
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Seinfeldia
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The Secret History of Twin Peaks
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TV (The Book)
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A Life in Parts
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The Magnolia Story


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For the Movie Buff:
Into the Dark
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Fantastic Beasts
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The Caped Crusade
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The Movie Book
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The Princess Diarist
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Tippi
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Wes Anderson Collection
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Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies
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For the Podcast Connoisseur:
StarTalk
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Mostly Void, Partially Stars
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You Can't Touch My Hair
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Adnan's Story
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For the Pop Culture Expert:
The Must List: Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture
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But What If We're Wrong?
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I'm Your Biggest Fan
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Powerhouse
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message 1: by Keiry (new)

Keiry Ko Bryan Cranston <3.


message 2: by Dylan (new)

Dylan Jackson Super useful. I'll look into anything to make the gift-giving season more fun.


message 3: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Just added Tranny to my never ending reading list!!


message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I Great list! One glitch I noticed. If you tap on But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman it takes you to a different books page. Fun/nostalgic titles.


message 5: by Jamie (new)

Jamie King can we get a more academic list?0maybe some general interest non fiction books that would not be embarrassing to give to someone


message 6: by Belinda (last edited Nov 17, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Belinda Reyes Here's one book for people who are in love with love, and with their first love.
Memories of a Teen Girl by Belinda Reyes


message 7: by Nicholas (new)

Nicholas I actually added a few of these. Nice pics especially for podcast lovers.


message 8: by Kike (new)

Kike Ramos I want the Welcome to Night Vale scripts so baaaad!!


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