Fandom Category: Little Women
Pairing: Friedrich Bhaer/Josephine March
Fic Title: On the Different Views of Love
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/Teen; mild sexual content
Genre: Romance, SOL
Summary: Jo and Friedrich on their wedding night.
Why This Must Be Read: Jo/Friedrich is very rarely written, often shunted aside for the much more popular Jo and Laurie. This one captures them at their rollicking, brainy, funny best.
* Day 12 - A fic for your favorite Animated pairing.
Fandom Category: Futurama
Fic Title: Venusian Macchiato
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/M, PWP
Genre: Humor, PWP
Summary: Leela consumes a beverage that leaves her in a lurch. Fry helps out.
Why This Must Be Read There's a lot of good, bad, and just plain terrible fics about Fry and Leela's relationship out there, some of which have been circulating since before they became a true canonical item. None feel more realistic than this fic. Fry's POV during sex is utterly giggleworthy.
* Day 13 - A fic for your favorite Real Life Pairing.
Fandom Category: WWE/World Wrestling Entertainment
Pairing: Daniel Bryan/AJ Lee
Fic Title: Arcade Hearts
Rating/Warning(s): G, nothing to speak of
Genre: Humor, Romance, slice of life
Summary: Daniel Bryan clicks with AJ. They get each other. Their friendship is playful awesome fun. There might also be kissing.
Why This Must Be Read: Wrestlefandom is basically my only RPF fandom, and I've read som many simple slice-of-life fics there. There's a gentle, real-feeling, slow-building kayfabed version of a romance between these two.
* Day 14 - A fic for an Old School Fandom from back in the day.
Fandom Category: Laverne and Shirley
Pairing: Laverne DeFazio/Leonard Kosnowski
Fic Title: Those Who Can
Rating/Warning(s): G, None
Genre: Friends-to-Lovers, Romance, Humor
Summary: Laverne always wanted to learn how to play guitar...
Why This Must Be Read Laverne and Shirley is technically my second-oldest fandom, and this is one of my absolute favorites (and one of the older). This is a simple, quiet, sweet fic, focusing on the blossoming affection between
* Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated.
Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Jesse Porter
Fic Title: For Those Who Try Again
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Sexual content
Summary: Things, as it turns out, don't change all that much after. Everything is just a means to an end.
Why This Must Be Read I was never keen on Jesse/Fiona at first, not that I hated it - I don't really hate any ships. But this fic is beautifully done and nuanced and sympathetic and lovely.
* Day 16 - An epic fic.
Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Michael Westen/Fiona Glennane; Sam Axe/Veronica
Fic Title: Baby Protection Plan
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence, language, sexual situations
Genre: Drama/Family, Romance
Summary: Fiona finds a baby on her doorstep, and trouble ensues.
Why This Must Be Read This one piques my interest in family dramas - Though the romance is not short-shrifted, it's also a long family story about how the gang bonds with each other.