Pairing: Lily Evans/James Potter
Fic Title: Commentarius
Author: B.C Daily
Word Count/WIP?: ~740,000 and still a WIP
Recced By: blithers
Why This Must Be Read: I just got back from a long vacation over Thanksgiving week and this was one of the fics I took with me on my Kindle to read during that trip, and, um, yeah, WOW. I ended up absolutely sucked into this story - I read it for way too many days straight, and it also saw me through a long day of being stuck in my hotel room with a cold (which, when traveling, is the woooorst).
This is a first person, diary-style fic, in the same vein as the Princess Diaries - the epitome of fast, light reading. The story gains depth and insight as it goes on as well, as some of the superficial, silly trappings at the beginning of the story get revisited and everything ends up being unexpectedly and wonderfully richer and more rewarding than you might initially expect. And it's funny! And fun! And I ended up shipping James and Lily so hard while reading this.
Sadly still an unfinished fic as of right now (last updated last year), but I’m crossing my fingers. You can download Commentarius in a couple different e-book formats here.