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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/3517 Take Seven]]'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/Hagar/pseuds/Hagar Hagar]]
* Recommended by: genisgone
* Synopsis: Seven oneshots in Five Things format about the daily lives of the BAU and the team as a family. All of these can be read as stand alone stories, but together form a larger narrative illustrating the team's developing closeness and the changes they go through. It's probably set at some point between seasons three and five or season seven, given the characters involved.
* Pairing(s): None.

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/2568 Born to be Mild]]'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/tfm/pseuds/tfm tfm]]
* Recommended by: genisgone, @/{{Sandy87}}
* Synopsis: A truly hilarious collection of oneshots devoted to our favorite geeky FBI agents. Morgan makes the mistake of engaging Reid and Garcia in a conversation about apocalypses of the undead variety, and it all goes downhill from there. Certain to make you laugh, though some of the jokes are more obscure than others... This seems to be current through to about midway through season seven, though the last piece goes off canon after that.
* Pairing(s): mild Kevin/Garcia, but it's rarely in focus

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5619896/1/Chaos-Theory Chaos Theory]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1485136/Chloe-Winchester Chloe Winchester]] (completed)
* Recommended by: sedna
* Synopsis: Set in season 2 of the series, Reid has been missing for two years when the BAU finally find him again, broken and terrified. The team must manage to keep their heads as they hunt the monster who tormented Reid and try to help the young profiler get back on his feet as best they can. Well written, albeit very dark and for a mature audience (some parts get pretty graphic). The characters are well grasped and they feel like their originals from Criminal Minds.
* Pairings: None.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7179123/1/Voices-of-the-Forgotten Voices Of The Forgotten]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2340892/b-mystique b-mystique]]
* Recommended by @/{{Zadia}}
* Synopsis: A brilliant examination of three characters who departed and left no traces behind them, and why exactly this came about.
* Pairings: None

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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/2927 Is This Your Card?]]'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/lalaietha/pseuds/MerryArwen Merry Arwen]]
* Recommended by: genisgone
* Synopsis: The story is told in fragments that detail the moments in Reid's life as he develops a relationship with Austin, the barkeeper from ''52 Pickup''. The fic snippets are mostly fluffy vignettes that flesh out a one-shot character incredibly and give the two of them a realistic, believable relationship. It's set during the latter half of season four and ambiguously throughout season five, and there are incidental but major spoilers for early season five as well.
* Pairing: Reid/Austin (the barkeeper from ''52 Pickup'')

"[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/948184/chapters/1852584 Morally Indefensible]]" by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/blythechild/pseuds/blythechild blythechild]]
* Recommended by: thebootyprincess
* Synopsis: In this alternate version of present day, Reid is a disgraced, former FBI agent from the White Collar Crime division who has been wrongfully convicted of the brutal murder of his partner, Elle Greenaway. Sent to a federal penitentiary and thrown in amongst other killers, he doesn't expect to survive too long until he catches the attention of a mercurial thief and gang leader named Hotch. Hotch offers Reid protection but he expects much in return, and ropes Reid into a paranoid plan to oust the prison warden. The more Reid sees of Hotch, the less he trusts him, and the more he realizes that his life is no longer his to control. Who do you trust when everyone is out for themselves, and how far will you go to ensure your own survival?
* Pairing: Reid/Hotch

[[WMG: CrossOver]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6513822/1/For_Laughs For Laughs]]'' by Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands (''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' Crossover)
* Recommended by: TempusCorvus, feral, @/{{Jonn}}
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': Set after ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. The BAU comes to Gotham to help catch The Joker after he escapes from Arkham. But if they want to catch The Joker, they'll need to profile The Batman.
* Comment: I'd never seen an episode of Criminal Minds the first time I read this. So after watching some of the show, I went back. It's amazing how well Slinky writes the characters from both TDK and CM. I really cannot recommend this highly enough. Just read it.
** I like the fic, though the narration and dialogue can be a bit awkward at times. No problem otherwise. --@/{{Jonn}}