This is my second list of fan fic recs. My first list can be found here. My previous explanations for what I like and what I look for still apply. Feel free to suggest others.
One shotsMaps to the Stars' Homes
"Following the war, Harry buys a plane ticket and leaves, but the memories keep following him." Non-linear narrative structure. This is one of my current favorite fics, and I defy anyone who reads it not to love it as I do.Greeneyed Monster
"During HBP, HarryGinny oneshot. Because no matter how much I love HG, that Monster in Harry's chest was totally lame." Hee. This cracked me up.His Princess in the Tower
Written post-HBP. Taken place during Harry’s 7th year. "Brave, clever, and energetic ... not usually content to sit at home in hiding while they believe others to be in danger." Harry wants to keep Ginny safe, but is he right to ask it? And Beggars Will Ride
A boy lives in a cupboard, a strange, pale boy with green eyes and a wistful smile. Dumbledore's thoughts on Harry from PSSS through OotP. Manipulative!Dumbledore.
Couldn't keep him there
by Mad Maudlin
Taken place after the series has ended and is set in New Orleans post-Katrina. Author's summary: "I just need more time." "I don't have any more to give you."
A Proper Valentine by Velvethope
Written pre-HBP. Harry loses a bet with Ginny which results is him attending the Valentine's Ball with her. He thinks they’re going as friends. Do does she. Or do they?
by Julie Weasley
Written post-HBP. Takes place in the summer after HBP. Ginny's point of view. After Bill and Fleur's wedding, Ginny wonders in the dark. Written for a Lyric Challenge. The Truth
He almost writes the letter three times. Regulus and the truth.A Right Hufflepuff
PostHBP, Ron's POV. 'I swear, Harry's turned me into a right Hufflepuff.'
Fade to Morning
They don't speak, but the silence is comfortable, rich with understanding and support. Post HBP. HarryGinny, HarryOC, GinnyNeville.
Written pre-HBP. Ginny finds herself in hot water (thanks to Draco) and Harry comes to her rescue. He realizes he has stronger feelings than he thought for our favorite red-head.
Flowers & Promises
Takes place during the year after HBP. Harry, Ron & Hermione are on the hunt for Horcruxes, but Harry's mind keeps turning to the person he left behind. Will he be able to make it through a Christmas at the Burrow? Contains all canon couples. Fatalistic Fate
"The soul. The last true sanctuary. It is the final thing that anyone can call their own. The marring of the pure, uncorrupted soul would surely be the largest prize for the wicked. And for one, marring the soul of the last person they love is the only way to make them understand what they have become." Totally original and not what you'd expect. Percy’s gift
Written for the HGFicafest on Live Journal. In the wake of Percy's death, Ginny finds out that her life is about to change. Will Harry offer to help her? Will she let him? First part is G but the rating is a definite R for part two.
The Right Time
Unspoken words hurt more than kicking a wall.
Seven Days and Seven Conversations
Written post-HBP. The inhabitants of the Burrow have conspired to reconcile Harry and Ginny. The problem is, they only have a week to do it...
Written post-HBP. Denial's just a river in Egypt, and she doesn't need him at all. Starting at the end
Written pre-HBP, it’s the story of Harry and Ginny’s first kiss. Stolen Moment
How Ginny knew what was on Harry's chest for certain. You shouldn’t kiss me like this
Written post-HBP. "I told her that night, 'You shouldn’t kiss me like this unless you mean it like that.' The pairing is left ambiguous on purpose, and I am sure everyone will have their own theories." Personally I think the guy seems more like Ron, but there's a line from the girl that sounds more Ginnyish than Hermioneish. Even so, I'm still reading it as R/H. Completed Multi-Chapter fics
Harry Potter and the Enemy Within
Written pre-HBP. "As Harry enters his sixth year at Hogwarts, Voldemort's lengthening shadow stretches across the wizarding world and Harry is tormented by the knowledge that he alone can end this reign of terror. Worse, his mysterious mental link to Voldemort is stronger than ever and threatens to overwhelm him. Only Snape can teach him to control the nightmarish visions, but can Harry and Snape learn to trust one another, or will an old grudge that refuses to die destroy the wizarding world's sole hope of defeating the Dark Lord?" This is probably the best Snape characterization I've ever read, the story is believable, and the writing is superb. I adore this fic.
Harry Potter and the Guild of the Night
Written pre-HBP. "Harry suffers a terrible injury at the Dursleys that leaves his ability to face Voldemort in doubt. But with the help of Remus Lupin and a mysterious new teacher he has a chance to become more than he was before. Features a grudgingly neutral Snape and a Ginny who knows what she wants." Or, rather, who she wants. It Happened One Night
by Sun Devil05
Written post-OotP. "Harry and Ginny make a decision that changes their lives...." Harry and Ginny care for their child at Hogwarts. Once you remove the slightly contrived beginning, it's a wonderfully written story. Carpe Diem
Written pre-OotP. "The Fifth Year at Hogwarts. Why does Harry have Ginny under the Imperius Curse, and what dangers does Voldemort pose for them this time?" and its follow-up Alpha and Omega
"The Seventh Year at Hogwarts provides one of the most difficult decisions that Harry ever has to make, but is it enough?" And even that has three sequels (Home is Where the Heart Is
which is very good, though unfinished ((boo, hiss)), Nil Desperandum, and A Pensieve Affair
, all of which can be found at Imogen's website: http://www.harryandginny.co.uk/index.php
The Year of Secrets
(First read Exposure
, also by Tosca at http://www.bitchnmoan.net/fanfic/viewstory.php?sid=594
) Written pre-HBP. "As Harry and Ginny grow into their new relationship and struggle to keep it hidden from the world, the secrets that haunt his life start to unfurl, and reveal themselves. A sixth-year fic." The sequel should be seen as very much a continuation of this story: Salvation
"Possessed by her inner demons, Ginny has no one to turn to but Harry as the Second War races to its climatic end. As she suffers under Tom's wrath, Harry struggles to find a way to aid her in any way. Is there anything to save her soul before Voldemort corrupts it completely?
Lessons for Life
22 chapters. Written pre-OotP. "Dudley has written a letter to Harry, eight years after Harry has left Hogwarts. What does five-year-old Chloe Dursley have to do with Harry? Abundances of Weasley's, R/Hness, a love story, and a little something for everyone." Charming. Just charming. The Promise Ring
by The White Lily
42 chapters. Written pre-OotP. "In fifth year, Harry learns that Voldemort is planning to take a hostage to lure him out. For her own protection, Ginny must join him at Privet Drive, beginning a year of discovery about himself and his parents. In-progress Multi-Chapter Stories
Another Time, Another Place, Another Life
8 chapters written so far. Written post-HBP. "Harry never wanted the notoriety that came with being 'The Boy Who Lived'. Forced to do unspeakable things in order to destroy Voldemort, Harry runs from the Wizarding world. 15 years later, he has a life of his own making... with no magic, but the past has a way of catching up with us all.” The first chapter is rated "15 and over" for Rape and Graphic Imagery. It's not an easy chapter to read, persay, but the scene in question is over fairly quickly and it sets up the rest of the story, which is very good so far.
by Myth & Legend
23 chapters written so far. Written post-HBP. "For most of wizard-kind the war is over and the peace that followed is secure. Only a few who remain cannot leave the memories behind and cannot stop searching for what was lost. Canon ships." Harry’s been missing and presumed dead since the Final Battle six years previous, and everyone's been doing their best to move on without him. They're not doing it very well, though. I am completely wrapped up in this fic. I wait anxiously for each week's installment.
The Seventh Horcrux
"The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself 'the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not' in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And, can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord."
Plus, all the original ones in my last post that are STILL in-progress. Oi. I know they say patience is a virtue, but mine is definitely being tried by some of these folks...