Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Literary Nominations

Here’s your chance to nominate your favorite female characters from adult literary fiction. 

While we encourage you to comment to offer your nominations, we whipped up a form so non-members can vote, too. You’ll have until Friday to nominate in this or any other category, and next week we’ll start narrowing the contenders down to those who’ll be in the bracket.

Middlemarch Madness contenders do not need to be the primary focus of the books they occupy. They do not even need to be protagonists. Above all else, MMM contenders are interesting female characters (not to be confused with Strong Female Characters, but there’s some overlap).

Let the nominations begin! May the odds be ever in your choice’s favor. To nominate, tell us your choice’s name, the book or book series they appeared in, and the author. You may nominate as many characters as you’d like.

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11 thoughts on “Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Literary Nominations”

  1. Thursday Next, Thursday Next series, Jasper Fforde (maybe falls under fantasy? not sure)
    Blanche duBois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
    Nora, A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
    Lysistrata, Lysistrata, Aristophanes
    Nikki Heat, Nikki Heat series, “Richard Castle”

    …Yes, I realize this is a weird assortment

  2. Grace Makutsi–The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency–Alexander McCall Smith
    Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood–We Have Always Lived in the Castle–Shirley Jackson
    Dorothea Brooke–Middlemarch–George Eliot
    Jane Eyre–Jane Eyre–Charlotte Bronte
    Lily Bristow–To the Lighthouse–Virginia Woolf
    Scout Finch–To Kill a Mockingbird–Harper Lee (not sure about the category here)
    Elizabeth Bennet–Pride and Prejudice–Jane Austen
    Sethe–Beloved–Toni Morrison
    Lucy Snowe–Villette–Charlotte Bronte
    Margaret Schlegel and Helen Schlegel–Howards End–E.M. Forster
    Georgette George–The Last of Her Kind–Sigrid Nunez
    Sukhvinder Jawanda–The Casual Vacancy–J.K. Rowling

    Is it one per author again this year?

      1. Haha, I couldn’t figure out why no one else was posting already! I might be slightly insane, but I just love MMM. I was thinking of my list weeks ago!

        I also, hilariously, made the same mistake I made last year and nominated Claudia in Adult Fiction rather than Fantasy/Sci Fi.

        Where are everyone else’s nominations? Come reminisce with me, people!

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