Fall recommendations

Since I’m obsessed by fall, I’ve compiled a few autumn-themed recommendations for those lovely evenings spent listening to the rain smattering on the roof, in front of a sparkling fire, and sipping a cup of tea. At least that’s how I envision myself spending all my fall evenings this year (conveniently forgetting about laundry, and a house that needs cleaning, and food that needs cooking). If you’re with me, here are some songs, books, and movies you could enjoy along with the tea. Or wine. Red wine is good in fall, too 😁

Fall-themed playlist


The sun went out just like a dying amber / That September in the rain
September in the Rain – Annie Lennox

In the middle of September we’d still play out in the rain / Nothing to lose but everything to gain
September – Daughtry


October / And the trees are stripped bare / Of all they wear / What do I care?
October – U2

I’m blinded by the lights / Of October skies
October Skies – Mumford and Sons


One November / Spawned a monster / In the shape of this child
November Spawned a Monster – Morrissey

So never mind the darkness, we still can find a way / ‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever, even cold November rain
November Rain – Guns’n’Roses

Fall-themed books

September :: October :: November

But Nell, you say. Shiny Things isn’t called “Something, something November.” No. You’re right. It turns out I haven’t read a book titled something with November; even though there are two M/M romance books called Mr. November (one by Bailey Bradford and the other by Pepper Espinoza) I haven’t read either of them. And I want to recommend books that I’ve read and loved. Hence Shiny Things, that takes place in November.

Fall-themed movies

I haven’t seen You’ve Got Mail in years and years, but I’d never say no to a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.

“Ask yourselves why you were clapping.”

“You must never move the body.”

Feel free to add to my recommendations in the comments. Have you read a book with November in the title? What do you listen to in fall? Or watch when you curl up on the couch in front of the TV? πŸ™‚