Desert Island Discs Tag

Today I answer the age-old question: What would you bring if you were trapped on an island alone? This Desert Island Discs Tag was created by Zuky @ BookBum. Thanks so much to Marta @ The Book Mermaid for tagging me!!

You are cast away onto a remote island:

  • You can bring 5 albums, what are they?
  • You can bring ONE book (not including The Bible (or other appropriate religious texts) or The Complete Works of Shakespeare, as they are already provided and NO SERIES), what ONE book is it?
  • You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island), what is it?

Walk the Moon by Walk the Moon

I’ve loved Walk the Moon since the release of their debut album when I was in high school. I distinctly remember hearing “Anna Sun” play on the radio while driving home from work one day and thinking: I need to look this band up! Favorite songs of mine are “Anna Sun,” “Tightrope,” and “Jenny.”

Gone Now by Bleachers

This album is a recent favorite of mine. I started listened to Bleachers early this past summer and was immediately captivated by their catchy melodies, brilliant lyrics, and contagious energy. Favorite songs of mine are “Don’t Take the Money,” “Let’s Get Married,” and “Dream of Mickey Mantle.”

The Dance by Fleetwood Mac

I’m adding this album to my list mostly for the nostalgia factor. My parents (especially my mom) used to play Stevie Nicks all the time when I was younger, so listening to this album always makes me think of my childhood. Favorite songs of mine include “Dreams,” “Landslide,” and “Everywhere.”

Illuminations by Josh Groban

Josh Groban has been one of my favorite singers since I was in middle school, so it’s a given he’s included in this list. His music would be perfect for when I need to forget about the stress of being stuck on a deserted island! Favorites of mine from this beautiful album are “If I Walk Away,” “Love Only Knows,” and “Você Existe Em Mim.”

x Infinity by Watsky

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ve probably notice that I talk about Watsky a lot. He’s an amazing artist (both in regard to music and writing) and I listened to this album on loop during my commute countless times this past summer. Favorite songs of mine are “Tiny Glowing Screens, Pt. 3,” “Little Slice,” and “Don’t Be Nice.”

This might sound strange, but the first book that immediately popped into my mind when I thought of this question was The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. Usually I’m not a huge fan of middle books in trilogies; however, The Two Towers is definitely an exception. For some reason this has always been my favorite book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (I think the Ents have something to do with it!). I also have huge nostalgic attachment towards this book because it reminds me when I was younger. (Is most of this list based on nostalgia? YES.)

For my bonus luxury item, I would choose to bring a photo album. I love looking at old photos of friends, family, and happy memories. Having a photo album on a deserted island would be such a comfort!

What would you bring on a deserted island? What do you think of my choices? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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13 thoughts on “Desert Island Discs Tag

    1. Photos are so much fun! I used to print out a lot of photos and keep them in a physical album but now I take so many that it’s hard to keep up! That’s why I love my polaroid camera so much ❤

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  1. Man, this is a tough decision. How am I supposed to pick just one book? I’d rather skip the albums and bring extra books to the island with me. Now, my luxury item would have to be a big notebook with a writing utensil.

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  2. I really like your choices! I kind of want my laptop or some other electronic device that has Netflix, but I feel like that would be considered as a luxury item that helps you get off the island. I think it’s interesting that you chose a book in a series. I was racking my brain for a standalone.

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