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Welcome to Know it Alls, the very best of Harry Potter Fanfiction Recs.

We want to point you to the best stories in Harry Potter in all pairings and ratings, both Het and Slash, as well as Gen centered on all the different characters, but we have our own preferences that draw us to certain kinds of stories. You can help us diversify by giving us suggestions for stories in the underrepresented pairings on our Suggestions page and a Know-it-All will check them out. And who knows, if we like your recommendations and come to trust your judgement, we may not just include them among our recs but ask you to become a Know-it-All.

Wanted ~ January 19, 2007
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Rec'ers Wanted

September 14th, 2012

“Hindsight” by Loralee (aka Loralee1)


Gen, Drama/Angst, Post-HBP, Snapecentric, Action/Adventure, Friendship/Mentorship, Alternate Universe, Pre-Hogwarts

AU, Post HBP Snape travels back in time to warn pre SSPS Snape about what is to come. No DH Spoilers


February 10th, 2012

“A Study in Magic” by Vixit


Gen, Drama/Angst, Crossovers, Action/Adventure, Friendship/Mentorship, Mystery/Suspense, Alternate Universe, Pre-HBP

When Albus Dumbledore shows up at Baker Street with strange demands and baby-filled picnic baskets, Sherlock Holmes is less than thrilled. Featuring Detective!Harry, Competent!Quirrell, and the world's only private consulting detective. No slash.


January 29th, 2012

“How to Say Open” by Lucillia


Gen, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harrycentric, Weasleycentric, Post-DH, Missing Moment, DH/Epilogue Compliant

During Fifth year, Harry finds Ron trying to open the Chamber of Secrets. This is a more plausible explanation as to how Ron was able to open the Chamber at the end of Deathly Hallows.


January 18th, 2012

“The Hogs Head” by MyGinevra


Het: m/f, HP/GW, RW/HG, Drama/Angst, Romance, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Harrycentric, Weasleycentric, Tragedy, BW/FD, Post-DH, DH/Epilogue Compliant

The climax to the final battle approaches, and Ginny fears the worst. But her seventh year at Hogwarts finds Harry living in Hogsmeade as they begin their lives together.


January 14th, 2012

“The Uncle” by samvimes (Copperbadge)


Slash: m/m, Gen, RL/SB, Humour/Parody, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Lupincentric, Alternate Universe

“Remus had the Dursleys whacked. Tactfully, of course, and well after Harry left the house.” Author’s Note: Just some AU silliness I came up with, featuring a crimelord called Uncle, Dumbledore’s usual oblivious self, and the Dursleys getting what’s been coming to them, Sopranos style. Alternate Universe. Pairing: R/S.


January 14th, 2012

“Snape’s Memories” by Paganaidd


Het: m/f, HP/GW, Drama/Angst, Snapecentric, Rare Slash Pairing, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Mystery/Suspense, Harrycentric, Post-DH, NextGen, DH/Epilogue Compliant

Sort of a sequel and a companion piece to Dudley’s Memories. Harry is finding a healthy outlet for his “saving people thing” in the form of one damaged little boy. In doing so he finds himself thinking about his old teacher, quite a bit.


January 14th, 2012

“Dudley’s Memories” by Paganaidd


Het: m/f, HP/GW, Gen, Drama/Angst, Rare Slash Pairing, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harrycentric, Post-DH, NextGen, DH/Epilogue Compliant

Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not the way you think. Prologue to “Snape’s Memories”.


January 14th, 2012

“Forced Maturity” by pseudonym


Het: m/f, HP/GW, Drama/Angst, Romance, JP/LE, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harrycentric, Alternate Universe, Pre-HBP

What if everything that happened in Chamber of Secrets through Half-Blood Prince was all an elaborate dream? James and Lily Potter, watching their son from a distance, are convinced that he won’t live to see the end of his second year at Hogwarts, so they decide to help him in the only way they can: by sending him a dream that will change his life forever. This series begins with Harry’s second year and will continue through the end of the war.


January 14th, 2012

“The Bonds of Blood” by Darth Marrs


Het: m/f, HP/GW, Drama/Angst, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harrycentric

YASBF Yet Another Soul Bond Fic starting with the Chamber of Secrets. Harry and Ginny have to learn to live with a bond that steals away their privacy and leaves them dependent on each other and frightened for their future.


September 27th, 2011

“Meaning of One: Part One” by Sovran


Het: m/f, HP/GW, Gen, Drama/Angst, Humour/Parody, Action/Adventure, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harrycentric, Weasleycentric, Alternate Universe, Pre-HBP

If two people are deliberately created to be together, how will the challenges in a world of magic and Dark Lords be dealt with? What would it mean for two people to truly become one? A re-imagination of first year.

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