Persephone Bracket

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.

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

6 replies on “Middlemarch Madness III: Meet Your Elite Eight!”

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.

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