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Quincy’s Quarantine Challenge

This week marks a month since I’ve been social distancing and in quarantine. There’s a lot of anxiety and uncertainty, cancelled plans, and rescheduling. At the same time, however, there’s been a lot of rediscovery of my favorite pieces of art. In the spirit of positive thinking, my brother posed a new quarantine challenge to me, and I decided to post my results! Maybe this will inspire your playlists and movie/book bucketlists, or maybe you’ll even consider coming up with your own list. Without further ado, I present to you: Quincy’s Quarantine Challenge!


The Challenge: If you could only bring 30 songs, 10 movies, and 10 books into quarantine with you, what would they be?


My Results:

With all three categories, I tried to give myself a little bit of variety. Well, for the books and movies I mostly tried to pick adventures to go on and ways to have a bit of a laugh. I know that in my quarantine life right now, I am definitely appreciating a little comedy to make light of all the craziness. My 30 songs are now my favorite playlist on Spotify and, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get started binging all of these books and movies and let you check out the list!


30 Songs (in no particular order)

Here’s the link to my spotify playlist of these songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1OGdp5zFmMt6elqeVoih5p?si=wkdTElbERg-R…


  1. Get Free – Lana Del Rey
  2. Itchin’ on a Photograph – Grouplove
  3. Santeria – Sublime
  4. Hold On, I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
  5. Piledriver waltz – Alex Turner
  6. Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
  7. Tuxedo Junction – Glenn Miller
  8. Elenore – The Turtles
  9. Solitaire – MARINA
  10. Not Warriors – Waterparks
  11. Summer Shandy – The Front Bottoms
  12. Helter Skelter – The Beatles
  13. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes
  14. It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Deathwish – My Chemical Romance
  15. El-Oh-Vee-Ee – The Used
  16. Why Do You Hate Me? – The Marmozets
  17. Avocado, Baby – Los Compesinos
  18. Till the World Ends – Britney Spears
  19. Sikka Takin’ the Hard Way – New Beat Fund
  20. Miracle – CVRCHES
  21. Heart Of Glass – Blondie
  22. Perfect Places – Lorde
  23. Cold Cold Man – Saint Motel
  24. Power Ups – RDGLDGRN
  25. Me & Mr. Jones – Amy Winehouse
  26. Rum ‘n’ Cola – Jenny Broke the Window
  27. Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy
  28. Hiding With Boys – Creeper
  29. Your Body Is a Weapon – The Wombats
  30. A Certain Romance – Arctic Monkeys



10 Movies (in no particular order)

  1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  2. Submarine (2010)
  3. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  4. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
  5. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  6. Blues Brothers (1980)
  7. Animal House (1978)
  8. The Outsiders (1983)
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)


10 Books (in no particular order)

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  2. The Giver – Lois Lowry
  3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
  4. The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  5. An American Sunrise – Joy Harjo
  6. Cursed Pirate Girl – Jeremy A. Bastian
  7. The Grim Grotto – Lemony Snicket
  8. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
  9. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes – Bill Watterson
  10. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights – Howard Pyle
  Senior at Towson University double-majoring in Electronic Media & Film and English. Published poet and photographer, co-president of Her Campus Towson, and literary columnist for The Towerlight at Towson. Studied abroad at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. Filmmaker, writer, and houseplant mom.
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