Goss (gossymer) wrote,

Recs! Of the HP variety!

Its been a few years since I went on a Harry/Draco binge but between catching up with hd_holidays, the other fests and fandom faves, am totally a happy shipper XD For the first time though, instead of reading on the laptop, I've been transferring fics to epub format for reading on my Nook Touch - especially since most reads are at least 25k words long.

It helps that certain archives allow you to download multi-chapter fics in one go: Archive of Our Own has the option to load the "entire work" and Hex files has a printable story format. There's also a story export script for ff.net. The only sites that don't make it any easier are skyehawke and LJ :( Still, am glad most fests now host fics on external sites and on a single page.

Working with Chrome, Notepad ++ and Calibre, its easy to convert the fics to epub files with manageable sizes :D And I find I scroll less and read more when I'm on the Nook too XD

Anyway, I've compiled a list of recs under the cut and also updated my old Starter Kit with titles from recent years.

Recent Favorites...

Draco Malfoy, It's Your Lucky Day by faithwood // NC-17 - 37k - 2009
Even though he's unarmed, injured, lost in the Forbidden Forest, and facing a possible murder charge, Draco Malfoy gets lucky.

Portrait of a Headmaster by silentauror // NC-17 - 20k - 2009
When Death Eaters find their way into the Hogwarts portrait collection, the Headmaster is forced to work with the Head Auror to find a way to protect the castle, including their own children.

Once Upon A Time, Yesterday by femmequixotic // NC-17 - 22k - 2009
"You've always been obsessed with Malfoy, Harry. That should probably tell you something"

Then Comes a Mist and a Weeping Rain by faithwood // NC-17 - 21k - 2011
It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that's ever so cross

The Boy Who Only Lived Twice by lettered // NC-17 - 56k - 2011
Harry Potter is an Unspeakable. Draco Malfoy is the wizard who shagged him. Adventure! Intrigue! Secret identities, celebrities, spies! It's all right here, folks.

Take The Air by dysonrules // NC-17 - 50k - 2011
Someone or something is attacking Muggles and leaving them for dead. Auror Harry Potter is assigned to the case, but with his usual partner unavailable, he is stuck with the worst, most anti-social, rude, and annoying Auror ever to walk the halls of the Ministry. Or perhaps he is only that way around Harry…

One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This by geoviki // PG - 10k - 2009
Secrets and imp magic make a bad combination, and Draco will never, ever forgive Blaise for any of this

Trajectories by bookshop // PG - 35k - 2009
Rembrandt's phrase in describing his painting: "Die meeste ende di naetureelste beweechgelickheijt", can be translated as greatest, most natural movement (emotion or motive).
Note: Hogwarts rebuilt and final year studies.

At Your Service by faithwood // NC-17 - 95k - 2011
Hogwarts students are in danger; Harry is determined to save them all. There's only one thing he knows for certain: Draco Malfoy is somehow involved.

The Incredible Race by dysonrules // NC-17 - 50k - 2010
Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, Aurors, are forced to join a televised global race in order to provide some free positive publicity for the Ministry, despite the fact that Aurors Potter and Malfoy don't exactly get along.

This One Time, At Quidditch Camp… by rurounihime // NC-17 - 29k - 2011
Draco has an idea, and Harry’s just the one to help him.

Greeting Expectations by mahaliem // R - 16k - 2009
Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy ask Harry, who's currently unemployed, to discover why Draco has apparently gone Muggle.

A Devotion to Others by mahaliem // PG-13 - 22k - 2011
Someone is brewing a horrifyingly strong love potion at Hogwarts and Harry and Draco are sent to investigate. As they seek to uncover the truth, Harry fears that Draco will discover something else – that Harry's fallen in love with him.

'Twixt the Sun and Sward by novembersnow // R - 30k - 2011
A potions mishap has Harry and Draco meeting on entirely new—or is it old?—ground.

Sæglópur by femmequixotic // NC-17 - 34k - 2011
After a difficult breakup, Draco finds himself dragged to the land of magic, law, and natural wonders where, of course, nothing goes as planned./P>

Other Good Reads...

Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (and One Time He Didn't) by emmagrant01 // NC-17 - 20k - 2011
After the Dark Lord was destroyed, Draco Malfoy had to start all over. He had no idea it would be quite so difficult.

For the Public Good by blamebrampton // PG - 23k - 2008
Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice.

He Was He and I Was Bunny by bryoneybrynn // NC-17 - 37k - 2008
The war is over and “eighth year” is about to begin at Hogwarts. But for Harry and Draco, nothing is quite the same. Harry’s looking for an escape, Draco’s looking for a friend. Does a little black bunny hold the answers for both of our boys?

One Harry Potter, Please (If Possible, Seduced and Ready) by faithwood // NC-17 - 60k - 2009
All Draco wants is Harry Potter's friendship, just to make his new Auror job more bearable. However, after Harry stubbornly pays more attention to everyone else — including his secret admirer — Draco is forced to resort to drastic measures. And get more than he's bargained for.

So Hard a Master by bryoneybrynn // PG-13 - 25k - 2008
When it comes to love, not all dreams can come true. But how do you know which dreams to let go of and which ones to hold on to as tight as you can?
Note: Perfect, if not for the end, but in my head, Harry takes the bull by the horns and gets things settled the next day XD

In Pieces by dysonrules // NC-17 - 85k - 2011
Harry returns to Hogwarts as the new DADA instructor, only to find his teaching efforts thwarted by a very familiar ghost.
Note: This is the *opposite* of a death!fic.

The Magic of the Holidays, or, How I Survived the Gringotts Holiday Helpdesk by noeon // R - 14k - 2011
Draco’s an Assistant Cursebreaker at Gringotts, Harry’s an Auror. They receive the unwanted task of troubleshooting malfunctioning magical objects at the Gringotts holiday help desk. Together. The only question is whether they will kill each other before the magical objects succeed in killing them.

Adventures in Babysitting by annafugazzi // R - 20k - 2009
The Auror Corps provides Harry with a profession that's highly dangerous, demanding, and glamorous. Except when it's not. No babies were babysat and no Icelanders were harmed in the making of this fic. Tents may have been traumatized.

Oh and a general shoutout: ADD ME ON GOODREADS - am always looking out for titles to read so the more friends there the better :D
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