Middlemarch Madness III: Meet Your Elite Eight!

This just keeps getting harder, doesn’t it? We say goodbye to eight more lovely ladies today, but the ones who are sticking around are even more badass!

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YA Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia

Lyra Belacqua

Meg Murry

YA Literary Fiction

Pippi Longstocking

Harriet, the Spy

Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia


Daenerys Targaryen

Adult Literary Fiction

Miss Marple



We’ll be voting on all four categories tomorrow, with the results on Wednesday and final voting opening on Thursday. Gird your loins, ladies! The updated bracket will be coming soon.

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6 Comments Middlemarch Madness III: Meet Your Elite Eight!

  1. Avatar of FriggFrigg

    My heart squeezed at Harriet vs Pippi. I don’t know what to do. In the end I suspect it will come down to my ginger sister, Pippi.

    I have no horse in the race for both YA and adult Sci Fi so would love to hear suggestions on who should get my vote.

  2. Avatar of [M] freckle[M] freckle


    I will set mister Nilsson on everyone that doesn’t vote for her. She was the only ginger role model in my childhood. (no, Annie does NOT count). Pippi pippi pippi

    (Pippi fashionably dressed for the bad Spring)

    1. Avatar of [E] Hillary[E] Hillary

      I *may* have once tied helium balloons to my hair to get my braids to stick out like that. Pretty much anything goes in small-town 4th of July parades.

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