Although this is the most common het-pairing for Harry, there are surprisingly few lists around and those that I'm aware of only have links and titles. As I myself prefer to read a story not just from a rec but also from having a quick look at the summary, I decided that I'd have to make a list of my own if I wanted it done to my tastes.
I don't expect this list to ever be complete but I'll do my best.
What I take:
- Harry and Ginny are still at Hogwarts when their romance starts.
- Complete stories or lengthy WIPs.
- Novellength or (chaptered) novellas - but no one-shots or drabbles.
- No PWPs.
- The romance between Harry and Ginny doesn't necessarily have to be the main focus of the story but it should be a central part. I won't take stories where H/G is really just a background-story.
- No Harry/Multi.
- No fics where Harry and Ginny date for a while but then give up on each other. I will, however, accept fics where Harry and Ginny first dated someone else before realizing that they actually love each other.
- No crossovers.
I will also add links to sites that (primarily) archive H/G-fics and other rec-lists if I'm aware of them. And communities that are primarily dedicated to H/G (provided they are actually active). If you know of other H/G-lists or sites, please tell me about them.
When you rec stories for this list, please don't leave just a link. To put them up in this list I also need a Summary. Status (WIP, Complete, Abandoned or Hiatus) and Rating would help as well!!!
Thanks. :-) And thank you everyone who contributed to this list.
## I absolutely love this fic. It's really outstanding and original.
# Great fic, definitely worth a read.
NR I haven't read the fic, NRC I haven't read the fic completely.
new Fic has been added recently.
Sites, Communities and other Rec-lists
List is sorted alphabetically, articles notwithstanding. As the list is dedicated to H/G, I usually only noted the other pairings.
Aftermath by deemarie. NR
Post-OotP. What happened after...
Amulet of Time 1: The Age of the Founders by Luna the Moonmonster. #
Harry/OFC, in later parts Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Post GoF. After Harry gets a strange birthday gift he and his friends end up in the time of the Hogwarts Founders.
Sequels Amulet of Time 2: Two Worlds, Two Wars, Amulet of Time 3: The Wolf and the Pelican, Interlude: Draco's Two Months in Muggleland and Amulet of Time 4: There and Back Again. Concludes first story-arc.
Amulet of Time 5: Sirius and the Sphinx Abandoned WIP.
The Awakening Power by sib-ff. NR
Challenges fill Harry's busy sixth year: growing powers, Snape becomes defense teacher (and Harry's not in the mood for abuse), a new Potions teacher, a girl with a new crush on him, Quidditch, Voldemort, and a certain redheaded girl named Ginny who may help him through all of it. What are the goblins up to? Will Ron win Hermione back? And what exactly is Voldemort's diabolical plan to kill Harry and plunge magical society into anarchy? Lots of romance, drama, action and humor!
The Bargain by mrintel. #
When James Potter and Arthur Weasley are trapped by Death Eaters, they strike a bargain that has some unintended consequences. Sixteen years later, Harry and Ginny find out just how binding that bargain is.
The Bargain: Side Effects: Series of One-shots set in the same universe.
Bend and Not Break by Slayerette carter_sg1. NR
Ron/Hermione. Post-HBP. Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend the summer at The Burrow preparing themselves to go after the next Horcrux. Ron and Hermione continue to develop their changing relationship, while Ginny tries to convince Harry that they shouldn’t be apart.
(Sequel is planned but not yet begun.)
Bewitched and Bewildered by gowdie. NR
Harry finally manages to rejoin the world of the living, only to find himself falling for the one girl who claimed to have given up on him. Now what is a bloke supposed to do?
Deals with the emotional roller coaster of coming out of depression and the delicious perils of first romance.
WIP-Sequel Bumbling Towards Ecstasy.
Birthday Surprises by Lolly Phoenix.
Harry receives a rather unusual 17th birthday present from the Headmaster. A present that changes anything and everything: three green-eyed babies.
Captive by Miss Snuffles. NR
Captured by Voldemort, Ginny must battle with her inner darkness to prevent the Dark Lord from becoming immortal.
Cat Tales by Katling swordkat ##
Post-OotP. When Voldemort summons a (good) demon and fails to submit him, Harry gains an unexpected ally in fighting the war. Inheriting the title of Lord Black also brings some interesting changes.
WIP. PG-13. (You have to be a member at her yahoo group to read the story.)
Chances by Jeconais. #
Two people decide to take their chance on each other.
Consequences of the Heart by mrintel.
After the battle at the Department of Mysteries, Harry's emotions are just barely under control. When Ginny loses her temper at the way Harry has been treating those around him, Harry's own anger flares, and the result is a magical duel that sends them both to the Hospital Wing. A furious group of adults mete out a punishment that lingers into the summer, and as the two of them deal with the consequences of their rash behavior, they question assumptions they've made about themselves, their pain and each other.
WIP-Sequel Consequences of the Mind.
The Darkest Hour by Ham. NR
At the end of Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts his spirit is broken. He has just lost his godfather and has the weight of the prophecy crushing his soul. He knows that he must fight. Knows that he has to win at all costs. But he knows that if he even is to have a slim chance of defeating Voldemort he will need to make some hard decisions. Decisions that would hurt him and those close to him. But will Harry be able to take the hard road back when he finally realizes that his decisions only made him weaker? That they took away his only reason to live. His only reason to fight.
Dumbledore's Army by BobMin. ##
Ron/Hermione, Neville/Luna, Remus/Tonks, Snape/OFC. Sixth year. After Harry has two visions of Voldemort attacking Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, he does everything he can to assure that those visions won't ever happen like this. In particular he trains the DA.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Spiritus Crystalus. Seventh year.
Falling for You by LadyLatina. NR
Ginny has left Hogwarts and is ready to begin her life. Harry has realized that he can no longer hide his feelings for her. Can he overcome her viewing him as a 'brother' and make her his? Once he does win her, then what? Story goes on from them getting together and moves onto the mingling of their lives.
WIP-Sequel Loving You.
Ginny's Gift by Ashwinder. NR
Pre-OotP. Ginny gives Harry a special birthday present, but the consequences are unexpected.
The Greatest Power by MuggleMomma. NR
A sixth-year fic begun pre-HBP, this fic begins where Order of the Phoenix left off. As Harry lies in his bed in Privet Drive, guilt-ridden and devastated, Voldemort finds an "easy in" to the young wizard's mind. How will Harry withstand the attacks, and as his role in the war becomes clearer and more vital, will he rely on the strength of his friends as he seeks a way to vanquish the Dark Lord forever?
WIP-Sequel Pieces of a Soul.
Great Scott, Potter, This is War by aaran_st_vines. #
Just a few days after Harry Potter stumbled back to number four, Privet Drive, Death Eaters attack the family of one of his two best friends. Will she and her parents survive? Will Dumbledore succeed in creating his noble and powerful student warriors, the Paladins? How can Harry prepare to defeat Voldemort, while he’s so wrapped up in fighting Cornelius Fudge and the Daily Prophet? Will anyone believe it’s a good thing that Harry becomes a Spell Monger, a practitioner of the reviled long dead craft of banging together new magic for personal profit? Even more important, will Harry ever find love?
Gone/Ghost of a Memory by kinsfire. #
Ginny died in the war. But who is that redhead who looks just like her?
Harry Potter and the Cracked Reservoir by Musings of Apathy. NR
Ron/Hermione. Can Harry control his vast new well of power before it consumes him?
Harry Potter and the Daemon Sidhe by Katling swordkat. Or here. #
Ron/Hermione. In the aftermath of the events of the Ministry, Harry is in dire need of help. That help arrives in the form of six mysterious people, along with his friends and even foes, who give him the strength and support he will need to defeat Voldemort. Written post-OotP but will take some factors of HBP into account.
WIP. PG-13. (Second link leads to her Yahoo Group as she updates it more regularly than other archiving sites.)
Harry Potter and the Dimensional Trunk by Ophiuchus. #
Ron/Hermione. Sixth year. When Ron and Ginny inherit two linked trunks, they gift one of them to Harry so they can easily visit each other.
Harry Potter and Dumbledore's Army by CatCalls. #
In his Sixth year, Harry has to come to grips with his lot in life. He's awoken during the summer by horrific visions, forcing him to realize that he must train himself not just physically but mentally as well.
WIP-Sequel Harry Potter and the Founder's Sword.
Harry Potter and Fate's Debt by intromit. (Or here for the edited, updated version.) ##
Just before leaving for Hogwarts finds a letter from his future self: "Get to know Ginny. Fate owed me." This leads to Harry and Ginny soulbonding the moment they meet at the station before Harry begins his first year at Hogwarts.
The original version goes till the ending of OotP, the new version only is a few chapters so far (end of PoA right now) but as good as the original story was, the edited and corrected version is infinitely better. Not only are most of the spelling errors, etc. corrected, it's also a lot longer and more detailled (what originally was told in four chapters now spans over ten!) Well worth the wait to get the corrected version up to that point.
Harry Potter and the Guild of Night by Katling swordkat. NR
Ron/Hermione, Neville/Luna. Harry suffers a terrible injury at the Dursleys that leaves his ability to face Voldemort in doubt. But with the help of Remus Lupin and a mysterious new teacher he has a chance to become more than he was before. Features a grudgingly neutral Snape and a Ginny who knows what she wants or rather who she wants.
Sequels Harry Potter and the Crystalline Darkness and Harry Potter and the Witching Hour WIP.
Harry Potter and the Loss of Innocence by Ioci. NR
Harry has much to think about this holiday: a crazed wizard, the death of Sirius, the Prophecy, and NO notes from ANYONE. Harry just wants it to end. But should Harry really be looking forward to a year filled with surprises when many of them aren't good?
WIP-Sequel Harry Potter and the Rise of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'Tarkan aka Viridian. (Or here) ##
Post-HBP. Aged 30 Harry has won the war but the cost was too high. So he sends his mind back in time to his 11-year old body.
Harry Potter and the Psychic Serpent by Barb psychic_serpent. NR
In Harry's fifth year he gets a snake with the Sight. Hermione's torn between Ron and Harry, who's torn between her and Ginny, who's torn between him and Draco Malfoy, who's torn between her and loyalty to his father. Plus: a Prophecy, Animagus training, a Dueling Club, Snape's Penseive, kilts, giants, house elf liberation and more!
Sequels Harry Potter and the Time of Good Intentions and Harry Potter and the Triangle Prophecy.
Harry Potter and the Return of the High Elves by Virusgod. NR
Two months had passed since Harry Potter was last seen. Now he returns, trained and armed for war...and with pointy ears? Harry's Elvish royalty.
Harry Potter and the Runespoor Shield by Ms Spider. #
Harry finds an old trunk his mother has left for him. How did she find the things in it, why did she think he'd need them? And how come Ginny's kitten looks just like the kitten Hagrid brought for his first birthday? And can Harry and Snape deal with their mutual animosity long enough to figure everything out?
Harry Potter and the Secret of Lord Seilftrist by Lord Dreadnault. NR
Voldemort is seeking the key to an ancient and omnipotent power. Harry inherits his fortune and begans to discover his own powerful talents and skills. Will Voldemort be stopped?
WIP-Sequel Harry Potter and the High Lord of Hell.
Harry Potter and the Secret Sanctuary by Farfumsane. ##
Harry/Susan, Harry/SallyAnn Perks, Harry/OFC, and (eventually) Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Harry and Co’s 6th year is filled with new powers, places, experiences and faces. HighPower!Harry.
Harry Potter and the Sword of the Hero by joe6991. NR
A thousand-year-old oath stands to be fulfilled. The war between Good and Evil has been raging on for a millennium. It has a chance to end, but has the hero of the side of good lost the will to live? Harry Potter returns to the Dursleys care for the summer, but he finds the loss of Sirius hard to bear. He blames himself for his death. Voldemort doesn?t let him rest though, and soon Harry is flung back into his world. The war escalates, and more people die or join Voldemort. The fear of the Dark Lord reaches beyond the wizarding world and into the Muggle one. Both worlds will collide, as Harry will have to make the ultimate choice between what is right and what is easy. For in this war, some things are more important than life or death?
Sequels Harry Potter and the Defiance of the Hero and Harry Potter and the Soul of the Hero.
Harry Potter and the Time Mage by MaxFic.
Harry Potter has finally found out what "the power the Dark Lord knows not" is: he is a Time Mage. But it's too late, he has lost the war. So he rewinds time, returning to a time to before he attended Hogwarts and hoping that this time around he'll do better.
Harry Potter and the Veil of Mystery by Semprini. #
Hermione/Neville, Ron/Pansy. Sixth year. After Harry's success with the DA Dumbledore makes him the DADA-teacher during his sixth year.
Sequels Harry Potter and the Ring of Reduction Seventh year. Phoenix Intuition. (This takes place five years later and I didn't like it.)
Harry Potter and the Year of Discovery by dbzdragonlanceman.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Spirit of Time.
Harry Potter, Heir of Gryffindor by Brent Braten.
Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Complete. PG. (Author is considering a sequel but won't write it before book 7 is out as he wants to use parts of it, staying as close as possible to canon while integrating his own ideas.)
Harry's Seventh Year by metafrantic. NRC
Post-HBP. Smut with war-efforts in between.
NC-17. WIP. (Password for the Restricted Section required.)
Hiding by Volans.
Harry, tired of having things hidden from him and being manipulated, decides to run away. Ginny helps.
Sequel The Potion Master's Gift.
Left Behind by fionnabhair. NR
Post-HBP. After her fifth year, Ginny must face not only the true cost of being Harry's girl, but her own deepest and darkest fears.
WIP-Prequel The Best Ship of All.
The Letters of Summer by kokopelli20878.
Summer after 5th year - Harry gets his act together with a little help from some friends.
WIP-Sequel Stories from Sixth Year.
Living With Danger by whydoyouneedtoknow. ##
AU. Sirius/OFC, Remus/OFC, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Luna/Draco, Neville/OFC, Charlie/Tonks. A few months after Voldemort's first fall Remus (with the help of two OFCs) finds out where Harry lives and how the Dursleys treat him. They also find out that Pettigrew was the traitor and that Sirius is innocent. They steal Harry and break Sirius out of Azkaban. Basically Harry, Draco and Hermione grow up together with Remus, Sirius and the wives of the two Marauders.
Sequels Living without Danger and Dealing with Danger.
There are also a couple of One-shots, Alternate Endings and Crossovers.
Love Fool by delylah. NR
Harry makes a love potion, and it doesn't go off as planned.
Magic Within, Magic Without by stmargarets. NR
A Portkey sends Harry and Ginny on a journey of discovery and adventure. A fluffy H/G tale set in the summer after the events of OotP.
Miss Hogwarts by JennaMae ladyofthesnitch.
When the prefects hold a one-of-its-kind beauty pageant, the students are all up for it. But will the reluctant Gryffindor contestant pull HIS act off perfectly?
Monster by Antosha mickawber_fics. NR
Post-HBP. At Ginny's sixteenth birthday party, she asks Harry for a present he hadn't planned on giving her.
Naked Quidditch Match by Anya (with a teeny bit by Karen). Or here. (Chapter 10) ##
A game of magical Truth or Dare leads to some dire consequences for the Gryffindor Quidditch team: they have to play in the nude during the next match. Email at Hogwarts.
Complete. PG-13. Humor.
(Her website disappeared lately. Both other websites that I know have archived it only go till chapter 9. Someone kindly reposted chapter 10 in a forum on Fictionalley.org - which is where the last link goes to.
If someone knows of a website the whole complete story is archived on, please let me know.)
Order of the Phoenix by Ruskbyte.
Harry returns to Hogwarts following the rebirth of Voldemort at the end of the Triwizard Tournament, having been inducted into the mysterious Order of the Phoenix during the summer. Which is kind of strange, especially since the only living member in the Order is Harry!
Sequel Well of Shadows.
A Questionable Encounter by ladytory. NR
Post-HBP, the war rages on around a chance meeting in a dark room, where questions need to be answered.
Sequels A Piece of Red Yarn and A Broken Sunrise.
The Rebirth by Irina irinaauthor. NR
So why did Voldemort try to kill Harry? An ancient power has reawakened and the answers to all the mysteries lie with Ginny Weasley.
The Refiner's Fire by Abraxan. #
Starts out as Harry/OFC, lateron Harry/Ginny. Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks. Sixth year. After a rare magical illness Harry becomes outstandingly powerful. He has to deal both with teenage-problems and more importantly with many plots by Voldemort and his Deatheaters to kill him.
Sequel The Time of Destiny, ficlets taking place during the epilogue On Second Thoughts and A Fox's Tale, one-shot sequels Beginnings and A Very Harry Christmas.
The Ring of Gold by Kevin Voigt. NR
In a world just emerging from the threat of Voldemort, a new danger is gathering in the distant darkness. Ginny is left to search for answers on her own, and finds much more than she could have imagined.
The Amulet of Stone.
The Seventh Horcrux by Melindaleo. NR
The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself...“the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not“...in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And...can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.
Sine Qua Non by Arabella. NRC
Harry discovers a cure for the pain in his scar - Ginny Weasley.
Taking Control by fake a smile. #
It's the summer before Harry's 6th year, and Harry is wracked with grief. But what happens when Harry makes a vow to himself to take control of his life? Harry's life takes a sharp turn when he gets an unexpected visitor one night, who helps him on his way to finding himself. (Dumbledore is slightly manipulative but well-meaning and Harry's friends Ron and Hermione are a bit obnoxious: Hermione keeps pressuring about suppressing is grief, absolutely convinced that she knows best. Ron is a bit more self-centered than in canon and very much against Ginny dating, and by his behaviour also drives a wedge between himself and Harry. I expect this to be resolved soon, though.)
This Means War by Jeconais. ##
When the Weasley Boys interfere in Ginny's relationship with Dean, they make the biggest mistake of their lives. The witch decides that revenge is in order, and her first point of call is a new boyfriend - Harry.
Towards Tomorrow by SSHenry.
Ron/Hermione. Post-OotP. Harry's back at the Dursley's and is hearing voices that have nothing to do with Voldemort. Hermione spent the Summer with Krum, but will that be enough to spur Ron into telling her how he really feels? And what secrets is Ginny hiding?
Prequels Summer of the Serpent and The Forgotten Girl. Ginny-centric, post-CoS.
Life Is But a Dream.
Sequels Today the Tempest, Facing Future: The Revenge of the Lime Green Bowler Hat and Facing Future 2: Underhill.
The Unknown Power by Crys. #
Sixth-year fic with fight against Voldemort.
The Very Long Night of Harry Potter by bibliophile20. NR
Post-HBP. Ron and Hermione bring an unconscious Harry to St. Mungo's, where a long night stretches out before them...
R. WIP. Psycho-thriller.
Wake the Dead by cicatrixstories. NR
Ron/Hermione. Zombies rise at Hogwarts.
NC-17. Complete. Character death.
Wallpaper Moments by stmargarets. NR
Harry and Ginny are put to the ultimate relationship test: they wallpaper together.
Sequel Red is the Heart.
Weight of the World by Slayerette carter_sg1. NR
Ron/Hermione. Seventh Year Fic. Pre-OotP. Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to deal with the typical coming of age situations that come from being 17. On top of that, they have the responsibility of preparing for the final battle against Voldermort.
For Harry, this final year also means letting down his guard and letting someone in. But will she break his heart?
Sites and communities dedicated to H/G and other Rec-lists
Sink Into Your Eyes Harry/Ginny archive, part of the H/G Network.
Simply Undeniable Fanfiction archive dedicated to Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny. Linked to this site is undeniables.
Phoenix Song Fanfiction archive dedicated primarily to Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione.
Harry/Ginny Forever Fan site dedicated to H/G, essays, art and stories, linked with foreverhg.
Harry/Ginny Workshop Workshop to hone your skills for H/G output whether it be essays, debating, fanfiction, art, digital art or video editing.
The Mirror of Erised This is a brand new site for Harry/Ginny fanfiction and fanart. There isn't archived much yet but I'm sure that will change soon. Linked to this site is hgerisedmirror.
The Sugar Quill and Checkmated are primarily Hr/R-sites but many H/G-fics can be found there as well.
Ginny Potter A site primarily dedicated to H/G though they support all ships.
The Broom Cupboard A site for adult HP-stories, primarily H/G but other ships are accepted as well. (It is necessary to register and log in to be able to read anything on this site.)
hg_ficrecs Community dedicated to searching and reccing H/G fic and art.
hpgw_otp Community dedicated to finding and posting H/G news.
hg_daily Community dedicated to finding and posting H/G news.
obhwf_weekly Community dedicated to Weasley news, primarily H/G and R/Hr.
harry_and_ginny Harry/Ginny Community.
hgrequiem Community for Harry/Ginny shipping.
hbp_ficafest Community for fic challenges related to HBP.
hgrhr_fanfic Community for for H/G and R/Hr fics.
roomrequirement Community for adult-rated H/G and R/Hr fanfics.
1000ways_hpgw 1000 ways to celebrate H/G.
hpgw100 Harry/Ginny Drabbles.
hpgw_ficafest Harry/Ginny Fic-A-Fest.
h_g_rb, graphicinlove, hg_icons Harry/Ginny Art Communities.
Anne's Page of H/G links Links to H/G-authors and sites.
H/G Fic Recs by flyingcarpet.
The Harry/Ginny Starter Kit
Rec list for H/G fics by flyingcarpet.
Old rec list for H/G (with summaries) by flyingcarpet.
Harry/Ginny Master Rec list by pocketfullof.
Harry/Ginny fanfic recs by dolphinaunt.
A (short) Harry/Ginny rec list by fishuuttawatuh.
Harry/Ginny fics recced on crack_broom.
Harry/Ginny Recs from hpficmasterlist.
Fates' Ardor Community dedicated to reccing adult H/G-fics - mostly dead now but some of the past recs might still be of interest.
Random Stories for H/G on Fictionalley.
My other lists.