Best BTS fics of 2016

Please read this thread for a detailed understanding of the definition of ‘Top Rated’. These fics have scored over 27% as calculated by the ratio of Bookmarks/Kudos on ArchiveOfOurOwn. As stated in the thread, this ratio accurately identifies the likelihood you are to like a fic, and can be simplified to: The number of readers who LOVE a fic / The number of people who LIKE a fic.

This list is for fun, and is not passing judgement on any writers or fics: It is just a mathematical calculation of which fics you’re most likely to enjoy.

27% was chosen because:

  1. It is a high rating, which logically means that you will almost definitely like the fic that is rec’d. If you want to read fics with a lower rating, you can download the browser extension here
  2. This was super time consuming as it was. While a 1 or 2 percent difference doesn’t make a difference in the ‘quality’ of a fic, it did mean the difference between me copy-pasting 10 or 20 more fics. I have a limit.

Filters used (once again, to make sure these fic recs appeal to most people, and to cut down on the amount of work I had to do. Not discriminating against fics at all.):

  • Only M/M
  • No Canon Compliant or Established Relationship
  • Over 10,000 words
  • No Major Character Death, Rape, Underage. Graphic Depictions of Violence was not excluded as it can be interpreted differently by authors.
  • Tried to avoid PWP
  • No A/B/O, incest, selfcest, polyamory or threesomes (too hard to categorise).

Please read the thread for a longer explanation of things to take into consideration with regards to the rating system, notedly that PWP/ABO is more likely to have a lower rating, and super rare pairings are likely to have slightly higher ratings.

Within the year pages, pairings are sorted by number of yearly fics. Fics are sorted by year (for pairings with more than 15 fics in the year) or random.

I would encourage you to read outside of pairings you usually read, as while making this list I discovered a lot of really amazing fics with pairings I would never usually read!

Best BTS fics of 2015

Best BTS fics of 2017

Best BTS fics of 2018

Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Kim Seokjin | Jin
disco, calypso (it don’t matter) by ofmindelans

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Namjoon | RM
Golden Boy by GinForInk

Kim Namjoon | RM/Kim Taehyung | V
Two Sides of Us by rxv

Jeon Jungkook/Jung Hoseok | J-Hope
bone + tissue by syubology

Kim Namjoon | RM/Park Jimin
Rest Your Head On My Shoulder by so_splendiferous

Kim Seokjin | Jin/Kim Taehyung | V
and fortune’s still smiling down on me (aren’t we lucky?) by kokorojin

Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Park Jimin
don’t look back by jonghyunslisterine

Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Kim Taehyung | V
Making Love (Out of Nothing at All) by xxdevilishxx
The Days We’ll Never Get Back by fluffyjimins

Kim Seokjin | Jin/Min Yoongi | Suga
And then the flowers said by ppphonology
Inc. by minverse
take me into the scattered light by megalovania (cursive)

Kim Seokjin | Jin/Park Jimin
something was bound to go right sometime today by roommate
The Golden Rule of Love Curses by smiles
Like the Touch of Rain, He Was by portscutie

Kim Namjoon | RM/Min Yoongi | Suga
objects in mirror are closer than they appear by bazooka
take it or leave it by Anonymous
이사 (Move) by TheHalesNyx
we are the ones we have been waiting for by ienveeus

Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Kim Namjoon | RM
a hollow tune by ienveeus
Good Job (with a G and a J) by taetaetiger (sexyvanillatiger)
free to run, get dizzy on caffeine by superlyns
the great shipwreck of life by ienveeus

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Seokjin | Jin
Forever Young: Boy’s Side [Seokjin Walkthrough + Review] by numberts
The Theory of Never Letting Go by vppa
of ginger, strawberries and Serratia marcescens by Anonymous
Rattle by saturnaris

Kim Namjoon | RM/Kim Seokjin | Jin
I will help you climb by fitzgarbage
A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Epenthesis in Academic Convergence by bazooka
the gravity that pulls me (i can’t look away) by sirradel
꽃꽂이. Kkotkkoji. by bazooka
Something Wicked by lost_things
before things come together by brightlight

Kim Taehyung | V/Min Yoongi | Suga
Home. by signifying_nothing
On Top of This Ending Tune by visbaeallday
Where The Heart Is by roachprince
1286m, 133mm by TheHalesNyx
hot mess (and i’m falling for you) by roachprince
take our chances (in good time) by vsyubs
we are like parallel lines (no way, we’ll meet) by tteokie

Jeon Jungkook/Min Yoongi | Suga
ride out the storm with you by offthebeat
Fool Me Once by bazooka
siren song by xiajin
off the record by sears
all your curves, and all your edges by giuliawords
This Time Around by darling
first love by xiajin
witches petals by pursuit
to prosper by xiajin
Let’s Stay Sober Tonight by sugacoated (dumplings)

Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Min Yoongi | Suga
All my days (I’ll know your face) by inkingbrushes
The Sweetest Devotion (Hit Me Like An Explosion) by inkingbrushes
(heart) stealer by deuxoiseaux
often a sweetness by deuxoiseaux
but you and i (we’re pioneers) by inkingbrushes
Hyacinths by boatbeforeabridge
leave you drowning (until you reach for my hand) by inkingbrushes
wreak havoc by godplexes (orphan_account) for inkingbrushes
My Boy, At Dawn by thedirtunderyourskin
it was so simple (in the moonlight) by inkingbrushes
A Home is not a Place by hobipd
Triangle Walks by busan_brat

Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin

January
Starcrossed by bazooka
March
You Make My Palms Sweat by heukhaneul
April
The 100-Day Love Challenge by jeosheo
Actions Speak Louder Than Words by heukhaneul
Love, Simply by sugageek
Smoke and Mirrors by melecs
May
Kith by BabyLove (sugamins)
June
domestic bliss (is when i’m with you) by skswriting
July
soundtracks by maxx
Dear Min Yoongi by AnonymousXJWIFE
Make A Move (Before I Make A Move) by BabyLove (sugamins)
the taste of you (is just as sweet) by mendsbn
If We Touch Hands, Will I Lose You? by softnugget
October
Ophelia by spookysuga (sugamins) f
perfect blue by pettey
November
too close to the sun (i fell for you, i always do) by geniuslab (newheros)
December
crossing distances by Anonymous

Jeon Jungkook/Park Jimin

January
Blow Me Like Your French Horn by ohdizzy
February
only fools fall (for you) by kkumkkatcher
March
throwing rocks in frozen rivers by busan_brat
creatures such as we by wordcouture
April
Track one: I love you by dalliancee
This Time by orphan_account
May
love exposure by pettey
Him by PinkBTS
July
i’ve been drinking, i’ve been drinking by decompositionbooks
Mizu by renaihyung
lost in the gaps by namakemono
August
the seaweed is always greener by namakemono
September
Glass Diamonds by GinForInk
once upon a timeshare by namakemono
October
Rubies for a King by TheHalesNyx
Muscle Memory by PinkBTS
November
The Good Doctor by snarcsics
Satellite by teno
December
Return with the Tides by baepsaeved

Kim Taehyung | V/Park Jimin

January
maybe in another universe by monsterplaza (aesthesiae)
February
it’s your heart i wanna live (& sleep) in by knth
All the King’s Men by annafeu
vietnam, fishing trips, italian opera by pettey
March
nightlands by pettey
April
Got That Bombay by alex_kade, lz-01 (lily_zen)
June
finger cuffs by nonheather
our sinking friendships (we drown them all) by skateboardsound
voices of a distant star by passingtunnel
the trees shake (when i think of you) by sunsmiles
July
permanence by vminism
August
when it comes to us by kadotas
Impact by jonghyunslisterine
September
all this time you were right here (in my heart) by orphan_account
October
i keep forgetting (my mistakes were made for you) by peachguk
call me (whenever you want me) by jhopeg
Once In A Lifetime by SevenSoulmates
November
if i wanted to (i do) by kaythebest
December
what’s on the menu (me n u) by skateboardsound
naughty or nice by kadotas
The secrets in your palm by PinkBTS

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V

January
revolt of the #cyberwarriors by monsterplaza (aesthesiae)
February
Like Honey and Grenadine by bazooka
cliff drop gradient by astringxnt
Proximal Glitch by Rix (orphan_account)
March
Hustlers by tbz
April
Watch the stars (and see yourself running with them) by baepsaeved
Write To Remember by sellodi
May
Some Killer King You Are by lethallergic
If I Let Go Of Your Hand… by taehansik (orphan_account)
Comeback Kids by rix
Headed to Hell for the Company by rix
The Sun Half by sacramento
you’re so beautiful, that I’m scared (my kafka on the seaside) by healsvt
Forever and Always by eiralyse
June
I promise you’ll have nothing to say (nothing to say) by eclairdeluxe
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Kavbj
Frooty Loopy by 010899x
Let My Body Do The Work by seikou
July
Abaddon’s Waltz by eclairdeluxe
Hickory by rix
Shark in the Water by mindheist
Lucky strike by expplipo
Blooms of the Pomegranate Tree by orphan_account
keep me warm (on a cold, cold night) by jeontime
August
summer; blue by Batman
You Were My Versailles At Night by seikou
September
Be Your Forever, Be Your Fling by seikou
Clair de Lune by kstorms (orphan_account)
You and I by xsmallathenabug
October
Play Dead by orphan_account
11:58:30 by Batman
Where The Wind Blows by Kavbj
November
Take It With A Swallow by seikou
hold me like i’m hope by orphan_account
I Bloomed For You… by Meanie_Beanie_nim
Overtones by coley_merrin
and for you, i’d paint the stars gold by tokkimeki
flowers love the sun by bootaeful
December
Feel it Kicking in by rix
Hiraeth by haruday