Infomocracy would have been a fascinating read in any year. But 2016 isn’t just any year. With truth and politics intersecting in unexpected (and unexpectedly brutal) ways, it’s no wonder that this book was met with so much enthusiasm. Infomocracy imagines a political future both fantastical and kinda plausible, where people vote in 100,000-person units and truth is defended by Information, a global institution that’s part-Google, part-UN. In doing so, it offers a provocative alternative to a broken present. At the same time, and just as importantly, it offers a ton of rip-roaring fun. And we could all use more of that—in 2016 and beyond.

Head to your next book club or board meeting in literary style! Buy any tote, get a notebook free.