Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness III: Your Top 32

After a rough week of massive eliminations, we’re down to 32 contenders. 


Your Top 32

Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Meg Murray, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
Lyra Belacqua, His Dark Materials trilogy, by Phillip Pullman
Alice, Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Ella, Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
Violet Baudelaire, A Series of Unfotunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
Kealdry of Mindelan, The Protector of the Small quartet, by Tamora Pierce

Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking series, by Astrid Lindgren
Harriet, Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
Ramona Quimby, Ramona series, by Beverly Cleary
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Charlotte A. Cavatica, Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers
Claudia Kincaid, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
Leslie, Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Daenerys Tagaryen, A Song of Ice and Fire series, by George R. R. Martin
Death, Sandman, by Neil Gaiman
Thursday Next, Thursday Next series, by Jasper Fforde
Morgaine, The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Bradley Zimmer
Nanny Ogg, Discword series, by Terry Pratchett
Claudia, Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
Alexia Tarabotti, The Parasol Protectorate series, by Gail Carriger

Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
Elinor Dashwood, Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen
Penelope, The Odyssy, by Homer
Miss Marple, assorted works, by Agatha Christie
Grace Makutsi, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, by Alexander McCall Smith
Cecily, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
Sethe, Beloved, by Toni Morrison


Here’s the up-to-date bracket. Middlemarch Madness III

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

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10 replies on “Middlemarch Madness III: Your Top 32”

Katsa! Laura Ingalls! Yeine! I’ll miss you all! And I love Charlotte’s Web as much as the next girl, but how the hell is a spider more badass than a girl who actually survived on her own on an island for years?

And holy crap, Beatrice vs. Cecily is gonna kill my theatre nerd heart.

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