The 10 books you have to read this year

Are you sick and tired of procrastinating all day, wasting all your free time – and even the one that you should be spending working – on Facebook, Instagram, Tinder and all the other social apps that you use? Here’s a good idea to change things up a bit: why not read a book? And while you’re doing it, why not shoot straight and choose a book that you know from the get-go that’s going to be good? Here are the best 10 books of 2015, as picked by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

#1 The Door (Magda Szabo)

This novel was first published in 1987, when Communism in Hungary was nearing its end. Partly autobiographical, the novel concentrates on the relationship between a writer and her housemaid, but also reflects the country’s recent history. Buy The Door (NYRB Classics) on Amazon