So here we are, just a few days away from Election Day 2016, and I don't know about you, but I'm planning on not watching one minute of political commercial-ridden television or spending one second on social media until it's all over. What I'm trying to say is: This is a great time to bury yourself in a book or two. Here, then, are the 12 books which you should lose yourself in this month. They'll help you forget that Donald Trump even exists. Well, maybe not, but a girl can dream, can't she?

Photo courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Besties, Leah Reena Goren
Goren's charming illustrations make this one of the most delightful and heartwarming books we've read in some time. That her subject matter of choice is the most treasured of relationships—besties—makes it of universal interest. Goren manages to render those seemingly ineffable qualities that make the perfect bestie (think: common daydreams, what to name your never-gonna-happen band, or having a secret language) into gorgeous images that will leave you emotional and totally make you text your bestie with tons of emoji that would be inscrutable to anyone else except them.

Available November 1