Autumn Picks :: To Watch and Read

I thought I would put together a little round-up of a couple of things we’ve been watching, as well as a few things to watch and read that I think are perfect for this time of year! Let’s get cracking:

To Watch

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This is released on Netflix today and I’m looking forward to starting it. I love a good teen show as they’re usually a little bit cheesy, bit dramatic and have great outfits. The trailer for this makes it look pretty good too so I’ve got my fingers crossed it’s fulfills it’s potential!

Killing Eve

Like everyone else we’ve been watching Killing Eve. We’re taking it really slowly though so still have lots of episodes left. I like the injection of humour they’ve given it and Sandra Oh is fab as always. As it’s a box set on iPlayer it would be great for a rainy autumn day!

Hocus Pocus

It’s almost Halloween, and this classic deserves a re-watch every year. If you haven’t got around to watching it yet, I think this weekend would be perfect!

Old Favourites

When Harry Met Sally

This is a classic autumn movie. Although I think I’ve already watched it about five times so far this year. Of course most Meg Ryan/Nora Ephron movies are perfect for this season, but I’m saving Sleepless in Seattle for December!

Gilmore Girls

I have a real love/hate relationship with this series. I get frustrated with many of the characters, but it also gives me all the comfort feels and is perfect for a re-watch at this time of year. Rory wears some great knitwear at times too!

To Read

In my opinion you can’t go wrong with a classic novel to read in autumn. There’s something about them that really lends itself to dark, fire-lit evenings. I love classics any time of the year but the creepiness and drama of Hound of the Baskervilles, Wuthering Heights, Tess of the D’ubervilles etc. seem made for autumn evenings.

Jane Eyre

This is definitely the time of year for some classic Gothic romance books, and what’s more classic than Jane Eyre. I seem to have misplaced my copy currently, so fingers crossed I find it soon!


This is my current read and I’m finding it much creepier on a second read-through. Jamaica Inn would also be a great read for these darker nights too!

Northanger Abbey

I love me some Austen and her experimentation with Gothic style in Northanger Abbey makes it a great read right now. It’s not got the creep factor of Rebecca, but the overzealous imagination of Catherine is something I really relate to!

A Gentleman in Moscow

Not a classic, but one of my favourite reads of the year so far. It’s uplifting enough to counter-act any gloomy autumn day.

A God in Ruins

I love Kate Atkinson’s novels, her storytelling is incredible, but I think this is one of my favourites. It’s heartbreaking at various points throughout, and the ending left me stunned. I recommend curling up in your comfiest spot, with tissues.

What are your autumn picks?