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?
We have a winner!
The days are zipping by, polls are getting shorter, and the stakes are getting higher.
The women of Westeros (and Westeros-adjacent) are the ones to beat, as always. Who will rise among the bracket to challenge them, and which Westerosi will make it to the end? You’ll have to wait to find out, dear bookish poodles. You’ll have to wait.
Bring out your Lyras, your Katnisses, and more. It’s time to nominate some female characters who live in outer space, fight dragons, slay vampires, and survive in a bleak future. Probably not all at the same time.
Here’s your chance to nominate your favorite female characters from adult literary fiction.
Nominate your favorite women characters from YA literary fiction (not sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) here!