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03 March 2016 @ 08:41 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 10  
Rectober 2015: Day 10 - Favourite AU Ever

This AU may not be very popular, but I love it to pieces. It's about books and libraries and generally things I enjoy myself. I usually read all of them even if I don't know the fandoms. Which is why I decided to share some of my favourite fic, 15 fics for 6 fandoms.

Recs Favourite AU Ever



1. Title: Quiet in the Library
Author: Salazar101
Pairing(s) Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus, Cole, Varric Tethras
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 11,599
Warnings: -
Summary: Dorian is the head Librarian in Skyhold's expansive city library. His current maintenance crew is absolutely getting fired as shelves in the reference section are snapping and falling apart. Dorian calls in a group of contractors, but only their boss, Iron Bull, shows up to do the work. A hulking Qunari who looks too good for his own good in a tank and tool belt. It starts with a night of drinking and goes places Dorian never could have imagined.

Why I loved it: Librarian!Dorian is one of the best things ever, and not very far from canon, really. I love how the author writes Dorian and Bull's conversations and all the banter as they try to work things out. And Cole's interactions with Dorian are lovely as well! I love this fic.

2. Title: When In Doubt, Game Night!
Author: yarnandtea
Pairing(s) male!Hawke/Fenris, Anders, Isabela, Merrill
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 6,387
Warnings: -
Summary: The best thing about working at Kirkwall Games, as far as Garrett Hawke is concerned, is getting to talk with his favorite customer on a regular basis. But he can't deny he'd love the chance to get to know Fenris a little bit better than their weekly chats in the store allow. So, game night? Game night!

Why I loved it: Fenris works at a library so technically it does count, right? I wanted to include it anyway. Garrett is so sweet when he's waiting for Fenris to visit the store and the random decision to organize a game night just so he could spend moretime with Fenris, aw, those two. I also like the mentions of Bran, Isabela being supportive and the general adorableness.


3. Title: Bookmarks Are For Nerds (It's Good You Are One)
Author: andrea_deer
Pairing(s) Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Rating: General Audience
Word Count: 1,327
Warnings: -
Summary: One compilation of short stories later, he reached for a thick spy thriller that even in summary sounded so ridiculous he was unable to resist it. “Dramatically courageous spies, fainting love interests, wicked villains with over-drown speeches and sassy, nerdy side-kick – you will love it.” He blinked at the note, smiling slightly. This was quite unexpected.

Why I loved it: andrea_deer is amazing and she wrote this litle library!AU for me - and I love it to pieces :D Phil finds a bookmark in one of the books he reads and he's surprised to find out they're meant for him. It's adorable :D

4. Title: (Not) Like an Open Book (also can be fount at AO3 *HERE*)
Author: megan_moonlight
Pairing(s) Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Lady Sif/Darcy Lewis, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov
Rating: General Audience
Word Count: 3,635
Warnings: -
Summary: Phil Coulson owns a bookstore. Clint Barton always comes in five minutes before Phil is about to close said store.

Why I loved it: A Bookstore!AU written b me. I wanted to write it for a while and I'm really happy with the results. There are misunderstandings, Clint's friends being protective of him, Phil's friendship with Darcy and general adorableness.

5. Title: Of Fanboys and Comics
Author: uofmdragon
Pairing(s) Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,650
Warnings: -
Summary: Or 5 times Professor Coulson walks into Clint Barton's Comics Book Store and 1 Time he runs into him Elsewhere.

Why I loved it: Clint owns a comic books store and Phil is a professor that visits said store often. It's sweet, nerdy and adorable. Phil is still Captain America fan (and Steve's fan), the team plays DnD and Clint and Phil meet at a convention. It's fun!

6. Title: once you live a good story
Author: pummelwhack
Pairing(s) Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew, Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, Kate Bishop/Cassie Lang, Clint Barton
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 13,045
Warnings: -
Summary: Carol and Jessica redefine what it means to be happy, in the context of coffee, philosophy, and each other. Or, the one where Carol and Steve own a used bookstore, Sam runs the coffee shop next door, and Jessica searches for more than what life is currently offering her.

Why I loved it: Steve and Carol work in a bookstore together
and this is where Carol meets Jess. I love their conversations, Carol recommending books Jess, the development of their relationship - I really love it all. And Sam is working in a coffee shop and Carol teasing him about Steve! And the friendship between Steve, Sam, Carol and Jess is awesome.

7. Title: Pen names, Plotbunnies, and Problematic First Dates
Author: uofmdragon
Pairing(s) Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Skye, Natasha Romanov, Wade Wilson
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 6,246
Warnings: -
Summary: Clint Barton, author of the well known Kitsune series will be signing books at Books of Fury's Greenville location. Managers Phil Coulson and Melinda May plan on having extra copies of all his books on hand, including his latest, Winter Winds. Phil Coulson states that the author will be available to sign during regular business hours, but will be taking a break for lunch.

Why I loved it: That one was a lot of fun to read. Clint organizes book signing tour in Phil's and Melinda's bookstore, Phil is Clint's fan, there are misunderstandings because Clint takes his writing seriously... I like this plotline a lot. Also, Melinda is awesome and Wade is... Wade.

8. Title: People Who Have Managed to Stay Alive
Author: Tam_Cranver
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanov, minor characters
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 19,363
Warnings: -
Summary: It's the start of a new school year for Sam Wilson. Though quite a bit is the same--the job, his friends, that jerk Brock Rumlow on the Library Faculty Council--Steve, the new Manuscripts Librarian he meets at his favorite campus bar, brings unexpected changes.

Why I loved it: Library!AU. I usually don't read fics about pre-serum Steve, but this time I managed to overlook it, because the fic is so good! I love Bucky's friendship with Sam and Steve, how happy Bucky was that he could see Steve again, Steve is his boyscout self and helping people, he and Sam talk about art... it's a lovely fic.

9. Title: this is your beating heart
Author: haipollai
Pairing(s) James "Bucky" Barnes/Sam Wilson, Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew, Steve Rogers, Kate Bishop, ELi Bradley
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,271
Warnings: -
Summary: Carol leans against the still newspapered door and watches her friend turn slowly in a circle. The space feels big and empty. It's only broken up by support pillars and a broken partition from when there was an office in there. And Steve Rogers right in the middle.
"This is crazy Carol," Steve says. She can tell he's doing his best to keep his voice neutral, he's not very good at hiding his emotions.
"Yea, well," she shrugs, not really having an argument against it. "If you don't want to be part of it, I get it. Really I do."

Why I loved it: Steve and Carol work together in Carol's bookstore, Sam works in a coffee shop and he's supportive of Carol's new business, and Carol didn't know Sam and Bucky know each other. It's fun and I like how much it focuses on friendships. Also, I love Jess and Carol's first meeting.


10. Title: Check Outs
Author: AxolotlQueen
Pairing(s) Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb, Sasha Kaidanovsky, Aleksis Kaidanovsky, Tendo Choi, Hannibal Chau, Herc Hansen, Stacker Pentecost
Rating: General Audience
Word Count: 18,039
Warnings: -
Summary: Hermann Gottlieb is living a peaceful, slightly boring life as the only librarian in a small town full of strange characters, when one day a new resident moves into a town - a slightly familiar, slightly cute, short guy calling himself Newt...who seems to be flirting with him??
Basically, my friends, if you want to see Hermann wearing lots of cardigans, this is the story for you!

Why I loved it: Librarian!Hermann is awesome. I love how he and Newt meet, get to know each other, it's sweet how Newt makes Hermann smile and so is all the flirting <3 Hermann's friendship with Sasha and Aleksis is always great, too. Also, I want to hug Tendo.

11. Title: Scholarship is the Enemy of Romance
Author: deathgurgle
Pairing(s) Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Rating: General Audience
Word Count: 5,004
Warnings: -
Summary: When he opened the inside cover, there was a final sticky note.
you look nice in the burgundy sweater

Why I loved it: Newt flirting with Hermann via notes left in books is too adorkable to handle, which is why I had to rec this one. And Newt has an adorable dog. I love it.


12. Title: Leonard McCoy has Left the Library
Author: Xyriath
Pairing(s) James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy
Rating: General Audience
Word Count: 4,068
Warnings: -
Summary: Leonard McCoy never thought that getting a damned library card could cause so many problems.

Why I loved it: I admit, I have a soft spot for librarian(bookshop owner)!Jim. It's fun to read, especially Jim teasing Bones. Also, Jo is sweet and knows Bones might have a crush on Jim.

13. Title: Wednesdays
Author: rakuyoutenshi
Pairing(s) James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Gaila, Cupcake, Spock
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: +1,800
Warnings: -
Summary: Every Wednesday Leonard visits the bookstore that Jim works at...

Why I loved it: Bookstore!AU written for me as a part of happy_trekmas exchange. I loved it. I love Jim's friendship with Gaila and Cupcake and the way they tease him, and I also love Spock's conversation with Bones. It's very enjoyable to read.


14. Title: Secondhand Angel
Author: cylobaby27
Pairing(s) Castiel/Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Balthazar, Gabriel, Lucifer, Bobby Singer, Uriel
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 23,938
Warnings: -
Summary: Castiel Novak owns a small used bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas. He is content with the peace and quiet of his current life, and can't imagine allowing anything to change that. Then Dean Winchester enters his shop.

Why I loved it: Bookstore!AU, in which Castiel is a bookshop owner and Dean is a firefighter. When Dean enters the store he's looking for a book for Sam and Castiel is not the best at reading people. But he recommends books to Dean as well, and it's adorable. Moreover, Balthazar, Gabriel, Uriel and Lucifer are protective of Castiel and Castiel kows how to comfort Dean... it's sweet.


15. Title: You've Got Whatever's Left of Me to Get
Author: juniperjamboree
Pairing(s) Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Allison Argent/Lydia Martin, Scott McCall, Issac Lahey, Erica Reyes, Sheriff Stilinski, Vernon Boyd
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 16,869
Warnings: -
Summary: Derek never wanted to run a book store in a college town, but when one hyperactive college student stumbles into The Den, he changes his mind.

Why I loved it: Bookstore!AU, in which Derek is the owner and Stiles accidentaly makes a mess and tips over a book shelf. They sometimes have difficulties communicating when their relationship develops, there are misunderstandings, but they both have people they can talk to. Also, Derek speaks German and French sometimes, Stiles is adorable (and so is Isaac), Lydia is protective of Stiles, and did I mention that Sheriff is awesome? XD And I appreciate including Polish language in this one.

*Mood*: exhaustedexhausted
endeni on March 3rd, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that's quite a bounty! *_*
Megan Moonlight: booksmegan_moonlight on March 4th, 2016 10:26 pm (UTC)
Enjoy reading!
I had so much fun making this list - taking part in Rectober was a great idea :D
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on March 3rd, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 Will dwell into this in between reading books this weekend! Thank you :)
Megan Moonlight: booksmegan_moonlight on March 4th, 2016 10:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :) I had fun re-reading fics from this list :D
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on March 5th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re-reading is the the best part of making rec-posts! Truly is :D

Enjoy your weekend :)
Julie: Original ★ fanfictionragnarok_08 on March 3rd, 2016 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs :DDD
Megan Moonlight: phil/clint2megan_moonlight on March 4th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Brain on Fandomlil_1337 on March 4th, 2016 01:03 am (UTC)
I've bookmarked this with the others to read over break.
Megan Moonlight: booksmegan_moonlight on March 4th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Enjoy reading! I love library/bookshoop!AUs to pieces, and I had so much fun making this list :D