16 Fun, Escapist Books To Get Your Mind off This Crazy Election YearCharlie Jane Anders3/09/16 8:45pm11245EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkYeesh, this is a scary, weird year to be living on planet Earth. And we haven’t gotten those danged off-world colonies set up yet, for some reason. There’s no escape! Except, as Emily Dickinson would advise, to say “frig it,” and read a book. So here are 16 friggin’ great books to help you forget about 2016.