It might seem like the 2016 presidential race has been going on forever, but somehow, we’ve still got nine months to go. Between the commercials and yard signs, the pundits and think pieces, it’s all enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated political junkie. If you’re interested in elections but never want to hear the names “Trump” and “Hillary” ever again, you can always turn to novels. These 15 books will help scratch your political itch while still keeping you far away from the talking heads on CNN. This year’s election has already become stranger than fiction, so you might as well let fiction take your mind off reality for a while. The yard signs will still be there when you’re done.