Welcome to Gioia Recs!
This blog is a personal listing of the novels and fanfiction which Gioia recs (recommends), with the fanfic predominantly based in the Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice and Roswell fandoms. This is primarily a list of recommendations, not reviews.
Please do not take offense at the omission of any fanfics or novels you know to be exceptional, as this is an ongoing, non-inclusive list based on my personal preferences. The exclusion of a particular story likely means that I either haven’t read it, I forgot to make note of my observations at the time that I read it, it is still a work-in-progress, or it wasn’t “fluffy” enough to suit my angst-phobic preferences.
I am slowly transferring over the hundreds of recs which I’ve logged over the years. My Pride & Prejudice recs are nearly all over here now under the P&P tag. However, it will likely take me months to transfer the rest of my multi-fandom recommendations. Until then, the bulk of my Doctor Who recs can be found HERE and HERE, and the majority of my Harry Potter recs can be found HERE and HERE. I do not have my Roswell favorites documented, but a few of my favorites from the Polar (Michael/Liz) site are HERE. (See the “FYI” and “Links” options in the above menu bar for more Roswell resources.)
Finally, big thanks go to two sites:
1) Know-It-Alls, the Harry Potter fanfiction rec site from which I have swiped nearly all of my ideas for the structure of this site. In my admittedly biased opinion as a staff member, KIA‘s far more extensive listing should be your first stop for Harry Potter fanfiction recommendations of any ship or genre.
2) The Jane Austen Fanfiction (JAFF) Index, a wonderful archive which lists nearly every fanfic in the Jane Austen fandom. From this site I have borrowed many of the tags I use for my P&P recs. This is a must-see site for any fan of Austen-based fanfic. The site requires a password which varies depending on your age group, as the mature-rated fics are not visible if you log-in with a password from a teen-friendly site such as dwiggie.com. To obtain the password, I suggest you google for it and then choose from the appropriate site for your age-group.