One of the achievements for Skyrim is:
Complete 10 side quests
I have completed the game on two playthroughs now and I've not got this achievement. What quests qualify as "side quests", since they are apparently not misc. quests?
Take a look at this answer
A Side Quest is any quest which appears in your quest log with this artwork in it's header:
These are quests that belong to no faction, and are not part of the main quest line, but are more involved than a 'miscellaneous' or 'radiant' quest (go kill 10 bandits in a dungeon, or fetch me a book, etc.)
PS3Trophies (warning, spoilers) says:
You will find a list of quests in the above-mentionned page.
Sidequests, in this case, refer to quests that aren't part of the main story, and aren't radiant quests listed under the "Misc Objectives" page of your journal.
I believe the catch, in this case, is that it can't be for any of the major factions (like the Thieves Guild, Stormcloaks/Imperials, etc.) as they have their own quest-based achievements.
So what's left? A handful of mostly unrelated, non-random, non-radiant quests. Rather than attempt to list what quests count, I'm simply going to point you at the UESP, which you can look through on your own (not sure your stance on spoilers). To be specific, I'm talking about quests that fall into the "Other" category. (this is for Solitude)
Steam is telling me that 25% of Skyrim owners have achieved this, so I'm going to trust that the achievement itself is not bugged.