Desert Island Discs blog tag

I created a blog tag! There are so many thousands of blog tags out there at the moment, that I wanted to make one myself and although I’m a book blogger, I thought Desert Island Discs would be fun to do!

Here’s how it works…

  • Link back to my (BookBum’s) original post, so I can see all your answers! (Remember to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my url)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show some love!
  • Come up with your answers
  • Then tag others to keep the tag going!

Premise of Desert Island Discs…

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?

My answers:

The five albums I would take:


by Jeff Buckley

This is, hands down, my favourite  album ever. Jeff Buckley’s voice is angelic, soulful and often times heartbreaking. His songs and covers are out of this world.

There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t wish he was still with us, creating beautiful music such as the songs on this album.

Buckley is one of my top celeb crushes too, hehe.

My favourite song on the album: Forget Her


because the internet 
by Childish Gambino

For me, this is such a feel good album. Gambino’s lyrics are witty yet they have some really powerful meanings behind them.

I know this album back to front, it’s my go-to everyday album.

I also have a total crush on Gambino, so having his face on the album cover is a bonus.

My favourite song on the album: Telegraph Ave (“Oakland” by Lloyd)


by Coldplay

I despise what Coldplay have become, but their debut album is a gem. It brings me back some really great memories as well, so it would be a nice nostalgic album to have with me.

Chris Martin’s voice on this album is amazing and the lyrics to the songs are beautiful.

My favourite song on the album: Trouble


Lest We Forget 
by Marilyn Manson

This is a best of album, but I couldn’t decide which ONE album of his to take, so I went with the one with most of his greats lol!

Bit of a change of tune to the rest of the albums on this list, but Marilyn Manson holds a special place in my heart. The message his music gives really helped me out of a dark period of my life.

I love his artwork on the cover and Manson is another of my celeb crushes (yes I have an eclectic taste in men). Plus, this would be a great album for any of my angry days.

My favourite song on the album: The Fight Song


Dark Eyes 
by Half Moon Run

Now for an album to seriously chill me out. HMR are a little bit of a hidden gem. If you like folksy alternative indie rock then definitely check them out!

I hold this album on a bit of a pedestal because it was something me and my boyfriend bonded on before we officially got together so it brings back really great memories of me and Matt from years ago.

Favourite song on the album: 21 Gun Salute


The one book I would take:
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Don’t act like you didn’t see this coming! We all know by now, that this is my favourite book of all time.

I would take this book to wake up every emotion in me and make me feel something while I was all alone on my little island.







The one luxury item I would take:

This is Benji, my favourite teddy bear from my childhood. As you can probably see, he’s been well loved!

I would bring him to cuddle when I was feeling lonely. I’m sure I would fall into a Castaway kind of situation with Benji… he’d be my very own Wilson.





So that’s the tag! I hope you guys enjoyed reading and think it’s a fun idea. I’m tagging a whole chunk of ya to do it! I hope you’ll participate!

I tag…

Mandy (Book Princess Reviews) // Chaotic Everything // Tiana (The Book Raven) // Callum McLaughlin // The Sunday Feeling // Annie (The Misstery) // Clues & Reviews // Ava the Nerd // Avalinah’s Books // Blame Chocolate // Alex (WhimsyPages) // Emma’s Bookish Corner // Inge (The Belgian Reviewer) // Matxi Reads Books // Kook Bookery // Lois Reads Books // What a Difference a Word Makes // Donna (Chocolate n Waffles)

78 Replies to “Desert Island Discs blog tag”

  1. Awww this is so cute!!! And can you believe that would be my inanimate object to?? I’ve had a teddy bear with me since I was born and it still lives, keeping me company! 🙂 🙂 I am definitely doing this!! Cannot wait, although I am still not sure about the rest! 😉 😛

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  2. This is awesome thanks for thinking of me ❤
    Can I do a series instead of just one book?!
    Gonna give this a shot either later today or tomorrow.
    I have been wanting to create a tag for a while but was completely unsure what to call it or what the context should be. Who knows if I'll actually do one but maybe one day lol

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    1. hmm. You can do a collection of books like “the complete works of…” kind of thing (as long as it exists!!) but no series (unless, ofc, they come in one giant book), hehe, trying to make it as hard as possible! Can’t wait to see what you come up with 😛
      It is tough! I hope you get an idea for one soon 🙂

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  3. Okay, first off, ADORABLE new header. It’s so cute, and I love that it moves now. I love it! Now, onto your tag (your first one!!), it is so cool and unique! I love it! To be truthful, I didn’t know most of the albums that you would take, but I do love Childish Gambino. And lol, I thought for a second it might have been Dark Matter, but nope, To Kill a Mockingbird. But you have to go with your favorites! 😀 And that bear is so cute. Fantastic post, and I can’t wait to do your tag!! 😀

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    1. Thank you, to all the nice things you said!!! Glad to find another Gambino lover haha :p
      I really look forward to seeing how you go about this one! It’s so hard to pick ONE book and ONE item. I wanna take everything with me! Lol 😀


  4. Haha What a great tag! Although I’m not one to listen to albums, I love songs, you know? I don’t think I could choose a whole album haha Can I do that? 😛

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  5. Thank you so much for the tag! ❤ I'll do it as soon as I can 🙂
    You've got some interesting choices here! And Benji is so cute! I couldn't help but re-imagine Castaway with the both of you… Hopefully, it wouldn't be as heartbreaking!

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  6. That’s an awesome tag! Great job! Thank you for thinking of me, I am excited to do this one. 😀 Parachutes is a lovely album. I love Coldplay!
    Aw, Benji is so adorable! Also, love the new header! 🙂

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