The stories below are listed in no particular order or fandom preference. These are my personal favorite fics from the year 2009, as in I've re-read or obsessed about the stories more than normal. Out of the 400-600 fics I've read this year it wasn't easy selecting just under 20 to highlight. My original plan was to do a top five fics per fandom but I actually want to have a life. :) This year there were some truly awesome fics that were shared in multiple of fandoms and I look forward to seeing what the year 2010 brings. :)
I don't normally say much about fics when I do my normal recommendations mostly due to fear of leaving a spoiler but on these ones I wrote a bit more than normal and some fics may have spoilers so read the reviews at your own risk. ( Recs under the cut )( Some conclusions )
EDIT: Forgot to say that this is the first year I'm trying this format for my end of the year recs. My format for Favorite Stories 2008
was a list of stories sorted by fandom. The plus side of that method was more stories! But the downside was that I couldn't really talk about why I loved the stories so much.
This year it was rather time consuming to do reviews for each story on the 2009 list so I narrowed my list down even further to get it posted before midnight tonight.
If anyone has an opinion on which type of recs they prefer I'd love to hear your thoughts. I wasn't sure if I should do this again next year, or go back to how I did things in 2008.