There are a lot of threads covering variations on the theme of "best fics", even aside from the pairing-threads which often cover similar ground. What I haven't found (and I hope it's not lying around somewhere and I missed it) is a thread specifically about lists of recommendations, a sort of meta-best fics thread if you like. Lists are nice to read, because if they're well-done you can glean from them not only, obviously, new stories to read, but also a sense of how other readers read, by seeing how they review and trying to understand what makes them tick. Ideally lists are rather long (twenty titles or more), justified (not just the FFN summary of the story in question) and readable. I've noticed it's considered courteous when starting a thread to give examples of the object of the quest, so here are a few examples of what I mean: -Taure's (here) and Newcomb's (here), which helped me out a lot when I was just embarking on FF. -my own list -this list, by someone called Tusing, and this one, by Seylliani, are interesting but less so because their commentaries are rather short An example of thoroughly bad practice (or at least, not the practice I'm looking for) would be this.