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I started a C2 community to keep track of my own favorite fics, having hit the 150 favorite limit too many times. I thought I liked all kinds of HP stories, but found that's not true when I looked at the list. I've been out of school far too long to be enthralled by the adventures of adolescents attending classes, plotting dates or planning pranks. I like stories with action or drama where characters do things...not angst or snog for 35 chapters. It's impossible to avoid HPGW pairings, unfortunately. I'm not a Ginny hater, however, stories in which her character is interesting and strong are rare. The stories that I like are about Harry and sometimes snarky Snape, dealing with non-canon situations. I went through various phases...my Azkaban period, for instance, which is reflected in my choices. Currently, I'm into Harry fixing the world via time travel.

After reading thousands of fan-fics, I avoid a long list of usual suspects. For me, that includes 2-3 chapter WIPs, cutting, transfer students, except Gabriel :~), Mary Sue's, wimpy, indecisive Harry, Draco and Ginny...Draco and anybody, come to think of it...any ship written to satisfy teenage sexual fantasies, which seems to be most of them. James and Lily are dead, damn it. R.I.P. I don't want to read about their antics in school or anywhere else. Okay, maybe from a picture, as they advise their son. Let's draw a line somewhere. That bright, shining line should be whispering to us way before Harry turns into a veela. Badly written, explicit sex scenes with a thin excuse of a story. Oh, what the heck...I like a well-written, creative story and if Harry sprouts silvery wings, kisses Draco goodbye, and travels back to visit fifth year James and Lily in 19whenever...I'll probably read it. You may not get me to admit it publicly though.

I won't be adding a lot of fics to this list. I'm trying to keep the list relatively select, meaning fics that I like to reread or would recommend to someone else (as if I knew anyone who admits to reading HP fanfic.) To the handful of subscribers: I do think of you every time I click the "add to C2" button. There was a barren period in my reading when I added some lackluster stories, mainly because they were longer, completed their ideas and decently written. I just added a story that is typical of the "would I really recommend this" variety. The writing was plodding and uninspired, but the story took a different slant, contained new ideas and was a decent length, maybe 12 chapters. With reservations, I added it while wishing I could write a note to you explaining why.

The C2 name, "A Bit of Light Reading", was donated by Hermione during the hunt for the Philosopher's Stone.

Updated: Feb. 2012

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The Adventures Of Harry Potter, the Video Game: Exploited by michaelsuave reviews
Harry Potter catches Voldemort's AK to the noggin only to find out that his life is a video game and he forgot to save. So what does he do? Does he return on Hard mode and work for the challenge? Heck No! Harry uses every exploit, grind, or underhanded tactic he can get his hands on. His life may be a video game, but nobody plays Harry Potter; Harry's going to exploit the system.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 86,630 - Reviews: 3072 - Favs: 6,314 - Follows: 7,363 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Harry P.
The Better Man by Laume reviews
Suppose the Marauders torture hadn't driven Snape to Voldemort and he had been the better man. What would the future have looked like? Warning: may now contain DH spoilers.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,661 - Reviews: 1829 - Favs: 2,776 - Follows: 3,479 - Updated: 1/24 - Published: 6/2/2007 - Severus S., Harry P.
Common Sense by DisobedienceWriter reviews
My odd ideas file. Little snippets that don't quite merit their own stories. Some funny; some less so.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 118,728 - Reviews: 1516 - Favs: 1,487 - Follows: 969 - Updated: 10/21/2014 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
One Wizard Too Many by KUCrow1997 reviews
Harry gets picked for the Triwizard Tournament. He does not like this. Mayhem, destruction, and HHR. OOC Harry. M for violence and frequent profanity.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 61,117 - Reviews: 1597 - Favs: 3,820 - Follows: 4,795 - Updated: 5/23/2014 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Harry Potter: Game of the Year Edition by Casey W reviews
Harry Potter dies in the graveyard of Little Hangleton. GAME OVER. Start new game? Concept borrowed from Majin Hentai X and Chibi-Reaper.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,205 - Reviews: 1354 - Favs: 3,537 - Follows: 4,479 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 4/23/2012 - Harry P.
Harry Potter and the Elder Sect by Clell65619 reviews
When Hagrid arrives at the Potter cottage in Godric's Hollow, he finds no sign of Harry Potter. It takes five long years for Harry to be found, in the care of a distant cousin, having been dropped off by his Great Grand Mother.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Bewitched - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 59,287 - Reviews: 1409 - Favs: 2,938 - Follows: 2,479 - Updated: 10/10/2013 - Published: 6/4/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Knowledge is Useful, But Power is Power by DisobedienceWriter reviews
Harry and Hermione are gifted a handwritten book at the beginning of Fourth Year. A book that reveals horrible truths about the world they live in. Prepare for a tougher Harry and a battle focused on the Ministry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 93,462 - Reviews: 1253 - Favs: 2,955 - Follows: 2,474 - Updated: 7/28/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Complete
Fate's Favourite by The Fictionist reviews
You always get the stories where Harry goes back into Tom Riddle's time, then either stays or gets sent back. End of, unless he tries to make Voldemort good. But what if things went differently? What if, just once, someone followed a time traveller back?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 151 - Words: 315,509 - Reviews: 5496 - Favs: 2,670 - Follows: 1,294 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them by evansentranced reviews
After the Dursleys abandon six year old Harry in a park in Kent, Harry comes to the realization that he is an elf. Not a house elf, though. A forest elf. Never mind wizards vs muggles; Harry has his own thing going on. Character study, pre-Hogwarts, NOT a creature!fic, slightly cracky.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,289 - Reviews: 676 - Favs: 2,603 - Follows: 1,050 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 6/8/2012 - Harry P. - Complete
Conspiracy by Maethoriel Raina reviews
After Voldemort's defeat, and in order to keep control of Harry Dumbledore enacts a marriage contract between Harry and Ginny. Bound by Pureblood Traditions, Harry can only use that to his advantage. Not a Harry/Ginny fic. Pre Slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40,689 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 3,139 - Follows: 857 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Sea King by Doghead Thirteen reviews
Nineteen years ago, Harry Potter put paid to Voldemort at Hogwarts; now it's nineteen years later and, as the diesels hammer on, a bushy-haired girl is still searching for The-Boy-Who-Walked-Away... Oneshot, Deadliest Catch crossover.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,361 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 830 - Follows: 145 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Complete
The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape's occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva. Over three million hits!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 213,669 - Reviews: 5870 - Favs: 6,187 - Follows: 3,422 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
It's My Life by Fyreheart reviews
After his second year, Harry begins to realize Hogwarts isn't everything it could be. Are there other options available? While the Hogwarts characters belong to JK Rowling, the story is obviously outside of canon.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 80,383 - Reviews: 1754 - Favs: 4,617 - Follows: 2,223 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
DragonKin by Fyreheart reviews
AU. During the summer between Harry's 5th and 6th year, an ancestor of Harry's discovers the last of the line has been mistreated and decides it's time to intercede. Over 2,000,000 views. Characters belong to J.K. Rowling.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 33 - Words: 157,274 - Reviews: 2148 - Favs: 5,916 - Follows: 2,333 - Updated: 7/19/2010 - Published: 10/29/2009 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
All The Dementors of Azkaban by LifeWriter reviews
AU PoA: When Luna Lovegood is condemned to Azkaban prison for her part in opening the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter is the first to protest. Minister Fudge is reluctant to comply, but then again he never really had a choice in the first place. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,603 - Reviews: 956 - Favs: 5,034 - Follows: 936 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
In Memory I by becka reviews
Slash. What if someone followed Hagrid the night he delivered Harry to the Dursleys? How would Harry's life have been different? AU that follows Harry as he grows up with the abusive Dursleys, and continues to his time at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 73,039 - Reviews: 1671 - Favs: 2,936 - Follows: 2,752 - Updated: 9/8/2009 - Published: 11/9/2003 - Harry P.
Harry Potter Mercenary by DobbyElfLord reviews
Harry Potter is sent to prision for a crime he did commit. Now they need their hero back but he's lost all interest in saving them. They threw him away and now its going to cost them. Note rating! One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27,402 - Reviews: 763 - Favs: 5,064 - Follows: 998 - Published: 9/17/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
Big Trouble in Old England by Meteoricshipyards reviews
Who better than Jack Burton, who's already defeated an immortal wizard, to help Harry with his problem. Crossover: Big Trouble in Little China. HP/Su Li
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,207 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 65 - Published: 9/2/2008 - Harry P., Su L. - Complete
The Horror! The Horror! by DisobedienceWriter reviews
Humorous, post GOF tale. Harry goes to Africa and sets up a potions ingredient business. Wackiness ensues.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 6 - Words: 39,926 - Reviews: 515 - Favs: 2,029 - Follows: 678 - Updated: 4/17/2008 - Published: 3/21/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
A Black Comedy by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. Two years after defeating Voldemort, Harry falls into an alternate dimension with his godfather. Together, they embark on a new life filled with drunken debauchery, thievery, and generally antagonizing all their old family, friends, and enemies.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 246,320 - Reviews: 5344 - Favs: 9,737 - Follows: 2,922 - Updated: 4/7/2008 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Complete
Harry Potter and the Freak Parade by The-Caitiff reviews
Starts as parody of the formula most independant!Harry stories follow. Overly friendly Goblins, Manipulative Dumbledore, a shopping trip, a will from Sirius etc... Then it gets weird.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,147 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 1,557 - Follows: 383 - Updated: 7/4/2006 - Published: 7/2/2006 - Harry P. - Complete
Make A Wish by Rorschach's Blot reviews
Harry has learned the prophesy and he does not believe that a schoolboy can defeat Voldemort, so he decides that if he is going to die then he is first going to live.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 187,589 - Reviews: 9669 - Favs: 12,522 - Follows: 3,598 - Updated: 6/17/2006 - Published: 3/23/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Crumpets Aren't My Style by Marz1 reviews
General O'Neill is sent on a nice relaxing dipolmatic mission in the U.K. Of course there's bound to be trouble when he runs into a murderous cult called the Death Eaters, who've some how gotten their hands on alien technology. SG1xHP REVIEW!
Crossover - Stargate: SG-1 & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 135,969 - Reviews: 1255 - Favs: 1,425 - Follows: 418 - Updated: 12/28/2005 - Published: 8/3/2004 - Complete
Evil Be Thou My Good by Ruskbyte reviews
Nine years ago Vernon Dursley brought home a certain puzzle box. His nephew managed to open it, changing his destiny. Now, in the midst of Voldemort's second rise, Harry Potter has decided to recreate the Lament Configuration... and open it... again.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40,554 - Reviews: 1626 - Favs: 5,241 - Follows: 1,091 - Published: 6/24/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Where in the World is Harry Potter? by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. PostOotP. Harry Potter fulfilled the prophecy and has since disappeared. Or has he? Tonks and Hermione are the lead Order members continuously hoping to track him down. The question is: can they keep up with him?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 54,625 - Reviews: 1048 - Favs: 2,961 - Follows: 676 - Updated: 4/30/2005 - Published: 4/16/2005 - Complete
Crumbling Pedestal by Shivani reviews
Slash, HPSS- Harry's date with Voldemort at the conclusion of the Triwizard tournament didn't go quite as planned. Fate steps in with a 'unique' opportunity, offering Harry the chance to live and mature in the past. For a while, anyway.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 179,530 - Reviews: 863 - Favs: 2,631 - Follows: 456 - Updated: 2/15/2005 - Published: 6/21/2004 - [Harry P., Severus S.] - Complete
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