Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Last Chance to Nominate!

This year’s Middlemarch Madness is already stacking up to be twice as intense as last year’s. Special thanks to all our brand newbies for jumping right in! The more nominations we collect, the more fun we’ll have on Friday when we narrow each category down to 16 contenders.

We’ll keep the interest up all week; I’ll be in each OT with a thread where we can promote our favorites, by whatever means necessary.

To wit:

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Here are the nominees so far:

Young Adult Fiction

  • Jasmine (Marcelo in the Real World)
  • Dicey Tillerman (Tillerman series)
  • Susan (Anne of Green Gables series)
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Betsy (Undertood Betsy)
  • Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Sara Crew (A Little Princess)
  • Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden)
  • Helen Graham (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
  • Adina (Beauty Queens)
  • Taylor (Beauty Queens)
  • Georgia Nicolson
  • Pat (Pat of Silver Bush)
  • Karana (Island of the Blue Dolphins)
  • Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web)
  • Emily Starr (Emily series)
  • Jane (Jane of Lantern Hill)
  • Julie (Julie of the Wolves)
  • Violete Baudelaire (A Series of Unforunate Events)
  • Turtle Wexler (The Westing Game)
  • Margaret Simon (Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret)
  • Melinda (Speak)
  • Meg (A Summer to Die)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House series)
  • Claudia (From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
  • Spencer/Hannah/Aria/Emily (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault is in Our Stars)
  • Ramona Quimby (Ramona series)

Young Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia

  • Rachel (Animorphs)
  • Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials trilogy)
  • Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter series)
  • Mrs. Weasley (Harry Potter series)
  • Meg Murray (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • Elisa (Girl of Fire and Thorns)
  • Ai Ling (Kindom of Xia series)
  • Tris (Divergent)
  • Cassia (Matched/Crossed)
  • Ginny Weasley (HP series)
  • Minerva McGonagall (HP series)
  • Cimorene (The Enchanted Forrest Chronicles)
  • Sabriel
  • Lirael
  • Roddy Hyde (The Merlin Conspiracy)
  • Ann (Hexwood)
  • Sophie Hatter (Castles in the Air series)
  • Maree Mallory (Deep Secret)
  • Mariel Gullwacker (Redwall series)
  • Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games trilogy)
  • Primrose Everdeed (Hunger Games trilogy)
  • Daine (The Immortals)
  • Alanna (The Song of the Lioness)
  • Matilda (Matilda)
  • Meggie Folchart (Inkheart trilogy)
  • Ella (Ella Enchanted)
  • Lina Mayfleet (City of Ember)
  • Tiffany Aching (The Wee Free Men)
  • Coraline
  • Rue (The Hunger Games)
  • Harry (The Blue Sword)
  • Keladry of Mindelan (The Protector of the Small Quartet)
  • Beka Cooper (Provost’s Dog Series)
  • Fire (Fire)
  • Katsa (Graceling)
  • Amy (The Ordinary Princess)
  • Elda (The Year of the Griffin)
  • Menolly (Dragonsong/Dragonsinger/Dragondrums)
  • Lessa (Dragonsong/Dragonsinger/Dragondrums)
  • Claire Danvers (Morganville Vampires series)

Adult Fiction

  • Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes series)
  • Sethe (Beloved)
  • Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Miss Marple
  • Fanny Price (Mansfield Park)
  • Del Jordan (The Lives of Girls and Women)
  • Hagar (The Stone Angel)
  • Suzy Creamcheez (City of Forgetting)
  • Hannelore (The Widows)
  • Idgie (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • Evelyn (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • Aunt Elner (Welcome to the World, Baby Girl and Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven)
  • Ayla (Clan of the Cave Bear series)
  • Lysistrata
  • The Dog Woman (Sexing the Cherry)
  • Jeanette (Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit)
  • Amber (Forever Amber)
  • Kinsey Milhone (Sue Grafton heroine)
  • Miss Pettigrew (Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day)
  • Auntie Mame
  • Anne Eliott (Persuasion)
  • Dorothea Brooke (Middlemarch)
  • Thursday Next (Thursday Next series)
  • Joan (Pope Joan)
  • Anne Pigeon (Nevada Barr series)
  • Joan (Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc)
  • Pearl Prynne (The Scarlet Letter)
  • Hua Mulan (The Ballad of Mulan)
  • Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind)
  • Selina Kyle
  • Babara (I Kill Giants)
  • Emma Woodhouse (Emma)
  • Elizabeth Bennett (Pride & Prejudice)
  • Elinor Dashwood (Sense & Sensibility)
  • Taylor Greer (The Bean Trees)
  • Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest)
  • Lisbeth Salander (Millenium trilogy)
  • The women of The Poisonwood Bible
  • Emmeline Lucas (Queen Lucia series)

Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia

  • Elphaba Thropp (Wicked)
  • June/Offred (Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Jane Yellowrock (Skinwalker series)
  • Eve Dallas (In Death series)
  • Sutty (The Telling)
  • Kassandra (The Firebrand)
  • Idalia Wildmage (Obsidian Mountain trilogy)
  • Gin Blanco
  • Lilith (Dawn)
  • Yeine Darr (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)
  • Oree Shoth (The Broken Kingdoms)
  • Juliet (Ragnar and Juliet)
  • Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
  • Polgara (Belgariad and Mallorean series)
  • Shori (Fledgling)
  • Anyanwu (Wild Seed)
  • Sophie Bangs (Promethea)
  • Georgia Mason (Newsflash trilogy)
  • Mercy Thompson (Mercedes Thompson series)
  • Anna Cornick (Mercedes Thompson series)
  • Brienne of Tarth (Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Susan Voight (Freedom & Necessity)
  • Eliza (The Baroque Cycle)
  • Angua (T. Pratchett Guards series)
  • Lady Sybil Ramkin (Pratchett Guards series)
  • Nanny Ogg (Pratchett Witches series)
  • Susan Sto Helit (Pratchett Death series)
  • Polly Perks (Monstrous Regiment)
  • Cheery Littlebottom (Pratchett Guards series)
  • Gladys, the golem (Pratchett Moist Von Lipwig books)
  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones series)
  • Catelyn Stark (GoT series)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (GoT series)
  • Phedre (Kushiel’s Legacy)
  • Melisande (Kushiel’s Legacy)
  • Janelle (Black Jewels Trilogy)
  • Surreal (Black Jewels Trilogy)
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire Series)
  • Lilith (Lilith’s Brood series)
  • Alexia Tarabotti/Maccon (Parasol Protectorate series)
  • Chani (Dune)
  • Acorna (Acorna series)
  • Sunshine (Sunshine)
  • Talia (Valdemar series)
  • Elspeth (Valdemar series)
  • Alex Craft (Grave Trilogy)
  • Esther Diamond (Esther Diamond series)
  • Mary Sarojini McFail (Island)
  • Cayce Pollard (Pattern Recognition)
  • Dhulyn Wolfshead (Dhulyn and Parno series)
  • Sonja Blue (Sonja Blue series)

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73 replies on “Middlemarch Madness II: Last Chance to Nominate!”

Oh please don’t let it be too late! My browser didn’t update the site until today!

Cassie – Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Winnie – Tuck Everlasting
The Lady that’s Known as Lou – (The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert Service…it’s a ballad poem, does that count?)
Rosemary – The Giver

So I feel like I’m probably the only one who read this book, but I have to nominate Maudie and Kate from Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book (Betty Miles – YA).  That book is one of my fave book ever, and I probably have read it 5 times.  It’s about awesome girls battling censorship!

Anyway, to add to my list (in no particular order, though I do particularly love Tuppence):
Tuppence Beresford – Partners In Crime/Postern of Fate (Agatha Christie)
Janie Crawford – Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Edna Pontellier – The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
Annabeth Chase – Percy Jackson Series (Rick Riordan – YA)
Katherine – Forever (Judy Blume – YA)
Bess and George – Nancy Drew Series (YA)
Ella Minnow Pea – Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
Miss Peregrine – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

I should note that the Lilith from Dawn is the same Lilith as from the Lilith’s Brood triology – Dawn is simply the first book. So if you could combine those two entries, otherwise I’d hate to see the vote split.

Go Lilith!

Meanwhile, what a wealth of new reading material for me. Lucky, lucky, us.

I don’t know if anyone is going to know who I’m talking about here, but I love the character of Marci from Carla Trujillo’s What Night Brings. She’s such a brave, funny, amazing character. I love the portrayal of a young queer Chicana; it’s so rare and so needed. The book is engaging, but can be hard to read for DV survivors.

I also nominate Antigone!

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