Middlemarch Madness

How Many Middlemarch Madness-Nominated Books Have You Read?

Middlemarch Madness IV has ended with a victory for Pileofmonkeys Lyra Belacqua, but we’re curious — how many of the books whose badass heroines were nominated have you actually read? And which ones are you adding to your reading list before next year’s bracket rolls around?

[gravityform id=”35″ name=”How Many Middlemarch Madness-Nominated Books Have You Read?” ajax=”true”]

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.

11 replies on “How Many Middlemarch Madness-Nominated Books Have You Read?”

I got 39 – and I clearly need to brush up on my Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror genre.

Out of curiosity, what do you guys do when you come across two heroines you don’t know in the polls? I tend to not cast my vote unless I actually have love for a character or unless I see people making a good case for someone in the comments (which was super hard this year, as I was obviously Team Lyra and wanted very much to strategy-vote against her competitors…Lyra would have done it!).

And what happened to MMM bookclub? Don’t we usually read the winner’s book right after? I’d love to do that this year, I actually have a copy of Northern Lights/Golden Compass (depending on your country) all ready by my bedside! Along with a cup of choclatl, of course.

19. And that’s cheating because I’ve only read 1 of the Divergent books, and only books 1-3 with Harry Potter. And I abandoned Wicked because I hated it.

This is why I started reviewing books — to be wider read, rather than obsessing over one author and reading everything they have, and then ending up with a narrow-but-deep range of reading.

Leave a Reply