Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness III: One More Last Time for Nominations

Hey, reader friends, we’ve got a great working list so far, but thought there might be a few ladies who were forgotten last week, so I’m giving one more chance to nominate. 

Logo for Persephone Magazine's Middlemarch MadnessTomorrow, we’ll have the run-off for one-character-per-author, right now we’re looking at a handful.

Here’s a total list of nominees so far:

Young Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy & Dystopia

Ai-Ling, Silver Phoenix, Beyond the Kingdom of Xia by Cindy Pon

Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Amy, The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye

Ann, Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Arya, Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

Beka Cooper, Provost’s Dog series ,Tamora Pierce

Bitterblue, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Cimorene, Enchanted Forest Quartet by Patricia Wrede

Clarisse La Rue, Percy Jackson and the Olympians byRick Riordan

Coraline, Coraline byNeil Gaiman

Countess Meliara, Crown & Court Duet by Sherwood Smith

Danica, Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Elda, The Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones

Elisa, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Ella, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Gemma Doyle, Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray

Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Guinevere, The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Harry, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Jane Drew, The Dark Is Rising series bySusan Cooper

Kami Glass, Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Karou, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Katsa, Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Kaye, Tithe by Holly Black

Keladry of Mindelan, The Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce

Lady Fire, Fire by Kristin Cashore

Lirael, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Liyana, Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Luce, Lost Voices Trilogy by Sarah Porter

Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Lyra Belacqua, His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman

Meg Murray, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Meliara, Crown & Court Duet by Sherwood Smith

Menolly, Dragonsong/Dragonsinger/Dragondrums  by Anne McCaffrey

Nasuada, Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

Natalie Stewart, Magic Most Foul series by Leanna Renee Hieber

Odge Gribble, The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

Princess Celie, Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Raisa Ana Marianna, Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen byGarth Nix

Saphira, Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

Scraps the Patchwork Girl, Oz books by L. Frank Baum

September, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherine M Valtente

Tally, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfield

Tess, Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thalia Grace, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Tiffany Aching, The Wee Free Men series by Terry Pratchett

Urdda, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Veralidaine Sarrasri, The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce

Violet Baudelaire, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Yvaine, Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Zahrah, Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

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Young Adult Literary Fiction

Anastasia Krupnik, Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry

Betsy Ray, The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

Boston Jane, Boston Jane series by Jennifer L. Holm

Cassie, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Charlotte A. Cavatica, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Charlotte Doyle, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Claudia Kincaid, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Franweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Dicey Tillerman, Homecoming by Cynthia Voight

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley & Me by E.L. Konigsburg

Frances Purcell, Sisters of the Quantock Hills by Ruth Elwin Harris

Harriet, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Isabel, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Julie, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Karana, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Leslie, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Liesel Meminger, The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Nancy Drew, Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

Petrova Fossil, Ballet Shoes by Noel Streafield

Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren

Ramona Flowers, Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Ramona Quimby, Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary

Sherri (Cherry), The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Susie Derkins, Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The Paperbag Princess, The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch

Turtle Wexler, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Weetzie Bat, Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Find all your fellow readers’ Middlemarch Madness noms for YA literary fiction in the widget below.

Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Dystopia

Adora Belle Dearheart, Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Alais de la Courcel, Imriel Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey

Alexia Tarrabotti, The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Angua, Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Ariane I, Cyteen by CJ Cherryh

Ariane II, Cyteen by CJ Cherryh

Asha Greyjo, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Bellis Cordwin, The Scar by China Mieville

Brienne of Tarth, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Cally O’Neill, Legacy of the Aldenata series by John Ringo

Cara, Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

Catelyn Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Cheery Littlebotton, Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Claudia, Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

Clodagh, Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliette Marillier

Cordela Vorkosigan,Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold

Daenerys Tagaryen, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Death, Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Door, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Drou, Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold

Eliza (Duchess of Qwghlm, Comtesse de la Zeur, Duchesse d’Arcachon), The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

Elli Quinn,Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold

Erde, The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg

Eskarina Smith, Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Fainne, Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliette Marillier

Honor Harrington, Honor Harrington series by David Weber

Illisidi, Foreigner by CJ Cherryh

Jaenell Angelline, Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

Jago, Foreigner by CJ Cherryh

Juliette Nichols, Wool series by Hugh Howey

Kahlan Amnell, Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

Karla, Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

Kathy H., Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Liadan, Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliette Marillier

Mercy Lynch, Dreadnaught by Cherie Priest

Mercy Thompson, Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

Moirin mac Fainche, Naamah Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey

Moreta, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Morgaine, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Nanny Ogg, Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Nell, The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Nicola L’Envers y Aragon, Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey

Nynaeve al’Meara, Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

Offred, Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Phèdre nó Delaunay, Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey

Reverend Mother Gaius Hele Mohiam, Dune by Frank Herbert

Sansa Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Shirakawa Kaede, Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

Sidonie de la Courcel, Imriel Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey

Snow Tiger, Naamah Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey

Sorcha, Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliette Marillier

Sunshine, Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Surreal SaDiablo, Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

Taura, Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold

Thrusday Next, Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

Tinker, Tinker by Wen Spencer

Tuon, Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

Viviane, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Yeine, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms series by N.K. Jemison

Ysandre de la Courcel, Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey

Snag your fellow readers’ nominees for Adult S/F/D in the widget below.


Adult Literary Fiction

Ada, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Amabelle Desir, Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Arietty, The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Ava Bigtree, Swamplandia!  by Karen Russell

Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Carla Jean Moss, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Cassandra, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Catherine Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Catherine Velis, The Eight by Katherine Neville

Cathy, Flowers in the Attic series by V. C. Andrews

Cecily, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Clara, The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende

Dimple Lala, Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Dolores/Lola/Lolita, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Elinor Dashwood, Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

Elizabeth, Light A Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy

Emma Woodhouse, Emma by Jane Austen

Esther Greenwood, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Grace Makutsi, The Number One Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Helen Schlegel, Howard’s End by E.M. Forster

Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jennie Crawford, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Lady MacBeth, MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Laura Chase, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Lily Briscoe, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Lily Owens, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid

Mary Katherine “”Merricat”” Blackwood, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Mireille de Remy, The Eight by Katherine Neville

Miss Marple, collected works by Agatha Christie

Ninah, The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds

Penelope, The Odyssey by Homer

Ree Dolly, Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Scarlet O’Hara, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Sethe, Beloved by Toni Morrison

Shabanu, Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Sukhvinder Jawanda, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Susan Voight, Freedom & Necessity by Emma Bull & Steven Brust

Taylor Greer, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover

You can grab these nominations in the widget below.

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12 replies on “Middlemarch Madness III: One More Last Time for Nominations”

Although, Angua WOULD be an awesome bestie. I just remembered that she took Cheery and Tawneeeeee out to drink when Nobby was treating Tawneeeee like crap and Cheery was getting shit from the dwarves for actually looking feminine like she wanted to.

And there’s always the possibility of this:

Angua: Goddammit, it’s about that time of the month and I wanna PUNCH something.

Me: Wellllll…. there’s what my ex did 2 months ago. I’ll distract Vimes.

Angua: *cracks knuckles*

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