Fanfic Recommendations

Good Reads

For some good reads, here are a few suggestions culled from my blog. The list may grow!

Lightning fast readsThis icon signifies the story is a “lightning fast read,” usually a one-shot flashfic, around 1,000 words or less.

Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesThis icon indicates a story that is short, a one-shot or other short story under ten thousand words or so, but not a flashfic.

Books iconThe books icon is for longer stories, both long one-shots over ten thousand words and chaptered fics. Novel-length and epic-length fics are included, as well as novellas over 10K words.


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bearded man reading in the study

Non-HP Fanfic

In the Whoniverse

“Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith”
by x-Avarice-x

The Doctor attends the funeral of one of his greatest companions. *Tribute fic.*
OnLightning fast readse-shot.
Rated K. The Doctor & Sarah Jane Smith.
See my blog post with the recommendation.

For more Who-fic, check out
A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive.

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At Downton Abbey

“Sixpence for your thoughts”
by Hogwarts Duo

Carson to Lady Mary: “Suppose I give you a sixpence to spend in the village instead?” What did Mary buy with her sixpence and how does it play into their futures? A hint of Carson/Hughes at the end.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated K. Charles Carson and Lady Mary Crawley
See my blog post with the recommendation.
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On the Enterprise

Constellations
by Yalegirl03

A series of adventure and romance stories set in Star Trek TOS universe. They are mainly Spock/Uhura and Charlene/Scotty centric.
Books iconSeries. Consists of stories of different lengths.
Rated E/M. Spock/Uhura; Scotty/Charlene Masters
See my blog post regarding this recommendation.

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Harry Potter Fanfiction

“Before Peace”
by PrimeIdeal

“In this century…the poet is often the committed revolutionary intoxicated with the struggle for freedom.” A ghazal, and a story, from deep within the halls of Hogwarts.

Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-Shot.
Characters:
Padma, Anthony, Luna, Terry, Michael
Rated PG
See my blog post recommending “Before Peace.”

“Gin a Body Meet a Body”
by Squibstress

In between running Hogwarts, being a Death Eater, and protecting the Boy Who Lived, there’s one more little thing Snape has to do . . .
Also Available on TPP.

Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape. McGonagall/Snape.
Rated E (MA/NC-17)
See my blog post recommending “Gin a Body Meet a Body.”

“Swing Time”
by Bambu

 A disowned and dishonored Draco Malfoy has been given refuge by the Order of the Phoenix at the Burrow. The only time of the day in which he’s granted any privacy is during the swing shift, tea time to midnight, which he spends, appropriately enough, in the Weasleys’ garden.
One-shot.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesCharacters: Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
Rated MA.
See my blog post recommending “Swing Time.”

“And Madam Pomfrey Cried”
by tall oaks

The battle was over; the day had been won by the power of Light… “Where is he?” she asked. Harry tried to clear his befuddled mind.”Where is the Headmaster?” the witch asked.”He died last year,” the young wizard said. “No. Where is Professor Snape?”
One-shot.
Lightning fast readsCharacters: Poppy Pomfrey, Harry Potter, Severus Snape
Rated T.
See my blog post recommending “And Madam Pomfrey Cried.” 

“Under Her Spell”
by Veradee

Severus has been enchanted by a smile.
A student!Severus fic.
One-shot.
Lightning fast reads
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Rabastan Lestrange, Evan Rosier
Rated T.
See my blog post recommending “Under Her Spell.”

The Price of Madness
by PlaidPooka

It’s possible in wartime that madness eventually comes for us all. Yet some madness might be carefully purchased; some sanity knowingly sacrificed. This story is such a tale.
Books iconChaptered fic. (Now complete.)
Rated MA. SSHG. Hint of ADMM.
See my blog post recommending The Price of Madness.

“A Camping Adventure”
by Hogwarts Duo

Albus wants to go camping … Muggle style. Minerva isn’t so keen on the idea. But she hates to tell him no.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated T. ADMM.
See my blog post recommending “A Camping Adventure.”

“Explorations”
by Mint Stick

Hermione and Severus finally get around to learning to be Animagi. Crookshanks is thrilled.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated T. SSHG.
See my blog post recommending “Explorations.”

“A Cup of Kindness”
by Regina Demonica

Sometimes an act of simple kindness can change a life. When a young wizard rescues an injured Auror from certain death, the two form an unlikely friendship.

*Note updated link to the Petulant Poetess — this story is no longer available on fanfiction.net*
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated T. An Alastor Moody fic.
See my blog post recommending “A Cup of Kindness.”

“Divine Intervention”
by Stefdarlin

Albus needs a helping hand to overcome his wartime experience.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated K+. ADMM.
See my blog post recommending “Divine Intervention.”

An Answer to My Dreams
by Hogwarts Duo

Armando Dippet’s retiring and it falls to Albus to find a new Transfiguration Professor. But, as Fate would have it, he finds more than his replacement and dreams come true.
Books iconChaptered fic.
Rated M. ADMM.
See my blog post recommending An Answer to My Dreams.

“Wishes”
by Hogwarts Duo

It’s Christmas Eve at Hogwarts and Minerva is just settling down for the night when she receives an unexpected visitor with a very special gift.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesOne-shot.
Rated T. ADMM.
Read my blog post recommending “Wishes.”

Pumblechook
by wartcap

‘Expecto Patronum!’ Professor Lupin cast at the Dementor on the Hogwarts Express – and so begins the tale of Pumblechook.
Left powerless and alone, his Dementor powers gone, he can only rely on the good will of others. Professor Snape and Hermione Granger must work together, for the good of the Order, to get the last loyal Dementor back to full strength in their battle against Lord Voldemort. A comedy set during HBP. Canon compliant.
Books iconChaptered fic.
Rated ‘Suggestive.’ SSHG & others.
Read my blog post recommending Pumblechook.

“Travels with Trolls”
by wartcap

At last! The book release you’ve all been waiting for… “Travels with Trolls” by Gilderoy Lockhart is now available online.
Winner of the May Quill Competition at the Hideaway.
Wand for One-Shots and other Short StoriesShort chaptered fic.
Rated ‘Suggestive.’ Gilderoy Lockhart.
Read my blog post recommending “Travels with Trolls.”

Looking for Magic
by Hypnobarb

Severus Snape and Hermione Granger deal with traumas past and present and find they have more in common than they realize as they prepare for the ultimate confrontation with Voldemort. SSHG pairing. Not HBP compliant.
Books iconLong chaptered fic.
M-rated. SSHG & others.
Read my blog post recommending Looking for Magic.

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For more fic recommendations, see:

Close Contrast, Master List of Links for stories of Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape
Squibstress “Sleep. Eat. Write. Repeat.” Author Squibstress’s beautiful HP fanfiction blog with a great page of fanfiction recommendations

Ensnaring Snape LJ Community for stories pairing Snape with the female of your choice (except Hermione)
One Bad Man LJ Community, primarily for Snape fic & art recs, but also the occasional Lucius or other “Bad Man”
Love Draughts LJ Community for stories pairing Severus Snape & Hermione Granger
Crack Broom LJ Community featuring fic recs for an eclectic mix of ships & genres

Harry Potter Fanfic Recs blog with an extensive variety of fic recs & reviews
Also see my Master List of Fanfic Resources.

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Do you have favorites you would like to share? Add them here in a comment!

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4 responses to “Fanfic Recommendations

  1. Hey! Thanks so much for including some of our fics in your recommended reading list. We really appreciate the vote of confidence!!! If you read one of our stories, we really hope you’ll enjoy it!!

    • And I hope folks remember to review fics that they enjoy!

      You’re welcome for the inclusion, Ang (of Hogwarts Duo). I do hope to add more recommendations to my blog, and as I do, I’ll post links and “official” summaries for them on that page.

      Take a look at a few of the other fics I’ve recommended, if you’re looking for something to read this summer. “Travels with Trolls” — the Gilderoy Lockhart fic — is really funny, and short, so a quick read.

  2. Thank you for including “A Cup of Kindness” on your rec list. I’ll be sure to check out the other fics there, starting with Travels with Trolls. It sounds really funny. 😀

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