Monday, December 21, 2015

What we're reading in TLS this week ~ The Classics

In our last post of 2015, we wanted to bring you a list of what TLS considers cult classics in the Twilight fandom.  A "your fandom card may be pulled" if you haven't read them sort of thing. You may have even jumped on a bandwagon or two while reading and obsessing over them at the time! To be a cult classic in this fandom, these are the stories that stay with you long after "The End". While many of our classic favs have been pulled, all fics considered for this list are still available to read on a website. We hope that you will enjoy this list of cult classics long after 2015 ends.

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

♥ Nic & Six

A Compendium of Thoughts by ItIsRaining
After Edward is struck with a serious illness, Bella offers to give him a ride to school every day. His musings on life are priceless and unique. Based in its entirety on a true story.
Rated M

A Rough Start by ItzMegan73
Overnight irresponsible Edward goes from bachelor to father of a 5 yr old. Meanwhile responsible, prepared Bella begins her first job as Kindergarten teacher at Forks Elementary. When irresponsible meets the epitome of responsible, sparks will fly! Rated M

Air by Rochelle Allison
Edward and Bella meet at a summer barbeque. A story about - what else - falling for someone, hard. Rated M

Alphabet Weekends by the-glory-days
Bored with their dismal love lives, best friends Edward and Bella come up with the idea of exploring the world of sex using the alphabet for the next twenty-six weekends. What happens when things go from two friends having fun to something serious? Rated M

An Undefined Affair by jayhawkbb
Bella, recovering from a broken heart, meets Edward, who isolates himself emotionally. Their attraction is immediate, but can they be friends and lovers - without the love? Rated M

Art After Five by Sleepyvalentina
Bella Swan had life figured out until she met sixteen-year-old Edward Cullen. A few months and an intense emotional connection later, she finds herself on a journey toward self acceptance while questioning everything she'd previously accepted as true. Rated M

Awake in the Infinite Cold by quothme
Sometimes the fruit is forbidden for a reason. A mélange of Twilight and How to Be, with an Artward who so carefully and so softly sneaks under her skin and into her soul. Rated M

Bella Swan: Kidnapper by Kambria Rain
Um. Hi. I don’t really know how to say this, but I have your kids with me, and I was thinking maybe you would like them back. So yeah… call me. Rated M

Beyond Time by TKegl
After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it's a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he's not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she's hoping for? Rated M

Branching Inward by LifeInTheSnow
He's a brilliant, sensual, tactile artist with a huge personality and love for least, he used to be. She's a shrewd historian, content to observe from a distance...until now. At Newcoven College in Clearwater, OH, no secret is safe. Rated M

Cabin Fever by Coldplaywhore
Trying to hide from their separate lives in Seattle and Los Angeles, Edward and Bella accidently end up at a cabin together for two weeks leading up to Christmas. They can't stand each other, but will that mutual hate eventually lead to more? Lemons Rated M

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range by Beegurl13
Two consenting adults. One wants more. What happens when the other doesn't, and never will? Is there such thing as true love in the real world? And will they see what's coming before it's too late? Rated M

Cracks in the Pavement by VampiresHaveLaws
Life is never perfect, the cracks always appear. "My Polaroid would show the face of a girl who has forgotten how to truly smile." Even the strongest of dreams can fail to become enough. Rated M

Dear Isabella by wtvoc
He said "always". She wasn't so sure. Rated M

Departures by TheFicChick
Every day for the rest of my life, I will wonder how kissing a virtual stranger goodbye could have felt like a hello. Rated M

Deviant by Planetblue
He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly. Rated M

Do Over by Tkegl
Every Christmas Eve, Edward Cullen sits in a bar and regrets the decision he made ten years earlier that tore Bella from him. But when he gets a second chance to right that wrong, it's not quite what he expected. Rated M

Dusty by YellowBella
Se loves him. He loves her crazy. She's a hopeless romantic. He's just hopeless. She's afraid to let go. He won't let her. A story about a silly girl in love with a foolish boy. Here, forever is a lie. Rated M

Edward in the Afternoon by Cosmogirl7481
My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex... ExB, AH and OOC because no one is a virgin. Rated M

Elemental by TallulahBelle
When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all? Rated M

Expectations and Other Moving Pieces by chrometurtle
Everything I had done in my life seemed to lead up to this moment. The moment when I found myself bound inextricably to a man I didn’t love, trapped in a life I didn’t want. And if I left him, I would be entirely alone. Rated M

Faking It by Spanglemaker9
Half of Hollywood's most famous couples are faking it. That's how Bella Swan's publicist convinces her to pretend to date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she'll do anything for her band and her music. Rated M

Firefly in Summer by Primary Colors
Edward finds himself back in the little beach town of his childhood when he inherits the local bar from his uncle. The elusive, pretty girl next door has killer legs, a sketchbook and secrets that are slowly eating her alive. Rated M

For the Summer by camoozle
Every year Bella waits for the 'Pay Checks' to roll into her sleepy river town and every year Edward's hers, just for the summer. Rated M

Gravity Series 1: Blood & Glory by drotuno
The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Rated M

High Fidelity by IReen Weiss
Damaged Edward, damaged Bella. Two sides of the same scarred coin. When one side is up, the other is down. Language and lots of it. Lemons eventually. It's a slow burn, slow and painful. Mature. Lots of random pop culture references. Rated M

Hit by Destiny by ocdmess
Bella wants to die, and almost gets her wish fulfilled when she gets hit by a shiny Volvo. She is left with serious injuries, and the only thing keeping her from dying is the person who hit her. Rated M

Maybe I’m Falling for You by Coldplaywhore
Edward and Bella meet one cloudy May morning at their neighborhood coffee bar. Little do they know that they have actually been conversing for several months under assumed names. Collaboration between CPW and FLB11. Rated M

Mutually Assured Destruction by Jandco
I've plucked the line "You're my brand of heroin" and applied it to an all human universe. No drug use. Rated M

Osa Bella by Myg
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Rated M

Outbound by Aftrnoondlight
Two beautiful souls humbly traveling life's lonely path, until fate suddenly shows her hand. Will Edward and Bella surrender willingly... A tender, romantic tale of love and life in the clouds. Rated M

Paper CutOuts bytwistedcoincidence
Bella prefers the virtual to the actual, but feels herself being tugged from the safety of her online realm into the world of a rough edged Edward. This time she'll write her own story. Collab with astilbe13. Rated M

Pocket Change by aWhiteBlankPage
I know of three kinds of change: the kind that jangles around in your pocket, the kind that happens slowly, every moment of every day, and the kind that blows you away in an instant. Rated M

Practice to Deceive by Livie79
I saw her today. I wasn't impressed. But he wanted her, and that was enough for me. She was just collateral damage. Rated M

Ride by Kris Salvador
Bella wanted to fulfill a fantasy - to be groped inside a crowded train. She gets her wish and more, when a sex-starved ex-convict decides she's fair game.  Rated M

Scotch, Gin, and the New Girl by Wtvoc
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, je crois. We were Cruel Intentions. We are Gossip Girls. We do not care. At all. Rated M

Son of a Preacher Man by LaViePastiche
The wild son of a famous televangelist, Jasper likes to love ‘em and leave ‘em. Will he meet his match in Bella, who’s in love with his sister’s boyfriend Edward? And what happens when Edward finally notices her?  Rated M

Starry Eyed Inside by Rochelle Allison
High School Fictional. No one sends Bella into a tailspin quite like Edward Cullen... but can she make him hers? The ups and downs and all arounds. Rated M

Stay by Crimsonmarie
As an actor, Edward Cullen is surrounded by people that he couldn't
really care less about. What happens when he buys a house in the middle of
nowhere and meets his new neighbors? Rated M

Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen
Six years after Edward left, Bella's written a bestselling book about a girl and the vampire who loves her. Edward returns to her, hell-bent on recapturing the happily ever after that he destroyed. Rated M

Summer of Salt by lola-pops
The heat wave lingers. Sweet, savory and slick. Jasper, Rose and I wade through the humid days, content in our relative isolation. We spend June through August at our family lake property, and this summer is like any other. Until it's not. Rated M

The Age of Consent by Littlesecret84
Bella's summer internship turns interesting when Charlie arranges for Edward to drive her to and from the courthouse. As they talk and get to know each other, the sexual attraction Bella feels from the beginning evolves into something more. Adult stuff. Rated M

The Art Teacher by Spanglemaker9
He gave me art and words and passion and life, but all I wanted was him. Rated M

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things. Rated M

The Blessing and the Curse by The Black Arrow
By pretending she is falling for Edward, Bella is fulfilling Esme's dying wish. But sexy, possessive Edward can read her mind. Will she ever get into his? Can Bella forget the pain of her teenage years, and can she resist his relentless seduction? Rated M

The Cannabean Betrothal by ItzMegan73
Edward has immersed himself in the Cannabean way to ward off the hurt of a life-changing experience; but an unexpected betrothal teaches him how little he knows about life. Rated M

The Consequences of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. Rated M

The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets. Rated M

The Ex Factor by AngelAtTwilight
Edward & Bella are exes. 4 years later, fate gives them a new hand by reuniting them together in their father's joint cabin, with the assistance of their clashing friends. How will it end? Hmm.Rated M

The Give Away Girl by MrsSpaceCowboy
Honor student Bella Swan has mastered the arts...of manipulating her divorced parents, rolling the perfect joint, and faking an orgasm. Who wouldn't want to keep a girl like her? An unconventional coming of age tale for Gen Xer Bella. Rated M

The List by LauraACullen
Four weeks before her wedding to Edward, Bella is frustrated. She knows there's little-to-no chance of getting him to bend his rules and boundaries now, but there's no harm in fantasizing about what could happen later. So she begins compiling a list. Rated M

The Teenage Angst Brigade by Jandco
This story has been inspired by the books, of course, and also employs a concept from the movie Normal Adolescent Behavior. Rated M

The Tutor by ItzMegan73
New student Bella Swan needs to break out of her shy
exterior and her guidance counselor has the answer: tutoring. And Bella is too
new to know she shouldn’t want to tutor Edward Cullen. Rated M

There is a Light by belladonnacullen
This was 1987; before the Internet, before Twitter, before Facebook – this was back when it was still possible for people not to know about things: big things - like bands, and little things - like G-spots. Rated M

This Is Not My Life by IsaKassees
Follow Bella as she tries to survive a madman's abduction and keep a stranger's child from succumbing to his wild fantasies, and follow Edward as he tries to stay sane searching for his daughter taken right before his eyes. Rated M

Tides of Fate by SparklingTwilight
After four years in a bad relationship, and two years of
depressed seclusion, Alice and Rosalie drag best friend Bella on a tropical
vacation designed by fate. Rated M

Tropic of Virgo by
He's a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she's a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection? Rated M

Unexpected Circumstances by Savage7289
When a knight from another kingdom wins his choice of bride, he claims the handmaid instead of the princess. Isabella finds herself married and tossed into the middle of political schemes. What happens when she can't give him the one thing he must have? Rated M

Volition by Rochelle Allison
It's Belfast, N.Ireland and the year is 1972. Bella's worried about her brother and his best friend, Edward, and their dangerous involvement in the Irish Republican Army. Is it really wise to fall in love with a rebel? Rated M

War of the Roses by edwardandbellabelong2gether
What do you do when you find out the one person who should never betray you...has? When Edward & Bella have trouble conceiving and he turns to someone else for comfort...will she ever be able to forgive him? Rated M

We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by Lillybellis
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She's treading water, and he's a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words...until one night changes everything. Rated M

We Were Here by lola-pops
Upon waking, there's a brief, blissful period in which you don't yet recall the sins of the night before, but eventually, you have to open your eyes. I'm Bella Swan, seventeen years old, cheerleader. This morning I woke up in the wrong bed. Rated M

Wide Awake by AngstGoddess
"Edward and Bella have dark pasts that leave them severely emotionally scarred, with nightmares that force them to stay awake. They meet and begin to form a bond during the night hours. Rated M

With Teeth by TaluluBlue
Edward is a 27-year old alcoholic/addict struggling with his recovery. Bella is a 23-year-old who's moved back home after college. This fic chronicles how they meet, fall in love, and struggle with the complexities of their relationship.Rated M


  1. WOW- all oldies but goodies! Thank you for sharing- Must go back and read it over the break.

  2. While I've read most of these I do see a few I'll have to put on my list over Christmas break. Thanks for all you do here. I love the recs and look forward to you in my inbox every week.

  3. Awesome list!! I'm a little ashamed to say I haven't read every one of them, but they're all on my list! The ones I have read have been epic and I can't wait till I can look at that list and know I've read every single one. Thanks for posting it so we can all remember how many fantastic stories by phenomenal there are in this fandom. Love your site!

  4. That's a helluva list. Nicely done :) xx

  5. I've read every single one of them and they're all fantastic

  6. I, too, have read every single one and glad to see some of my top five here. Would add Help Wanted by Jaxon22!! So good!
    But it's an excellent list. Thanks for posting it.