Iceland flag Books from Iceland

43 popular icelandic books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Iceland. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

ADN by Yrsa Sigurđadóttir FR

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Genre

2.

And the Wind Sees All (Valeyrarvalsinn) by Gudmundur Andri Thorsson EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
"Relaxing in Nordic Hygge in a novel; the entire story takes place in two minutes. In this story we hear the voices of an Icelandic fishing village. On a summer's day a young woman in a polka-dot dress cycles down the main street. Her name is Kata and she is the conductor of the village choir. As she passes, we get a glimpse of the villagers: a priest with a gambling habit, an old brother and sister who have not talked for years, and a sea captain who has lost his son. But perhaps the most interesting story of all belongs to the young woman on the bicycle. Why is she reticent to talk about her... continue
Genre

3.

Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
From winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literature Prize, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, comes a dazzling novel about a family of midwives set in the run-up to Christmas in Iceland In the days leading up to Christmas, Dómhildur delivers her 1,922nd baby. Beginnings and endings are her family trade; she comes from a long line of midwives on her mother's side and a long line of undertakers on her father's. She even lives in the apartment that she inherited from her grandaunt, a midwife with a unique reputation for her unconventional methods. As a terrible storm races towards... continue
Genre

4.

Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indriðason EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
On a January day the Reykjavik police are called to a block of flats where a body has been found: a young boy frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. The discovery of a stab wound on his stomach extinguishes any hope that this was an accident. Erlendur & his team embark on their investigation with little to go on.

5.
Atomstationen

6.

Bettý by Arnaldur Indriðason ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
EL ARTE DE LA MANIPULACIÓN LLEGA A SU CIMA. Desde mi celda pienso en ella, en Bettý, tan bella, tan libre... Se me acercó en aquel congreso para decirme cuánto le había gustado mi conferencia. ¿Quién se habría resistido? ¿Y luego? ¿Qué pasó? No quería ese trabajo ni esa relación. Debería haber detectado las señales de peligro. Debería haber entendido mucho antes lo que pasaba. Debería, debería, debería... Recuerdo toda nuestra historia desde la primera mirada y descubro lentamente cómo mi culpabilidad parece indiscutible, pero sé que no soy culpable.

7.

Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
After being dumped and then winning the lottery, a woman in her thirties, along with her best friend's four-year-old deaf-mute son, takes a transformative road trip through Iceland, encountering eccentrics and finding herself.
Genre

8.

Cold As Hell by Lilja Sigurdardottir EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
Áróra returns to Iceland when her estranged sister goes missing, and her search leads to places she could never have imagined. A chilling, tense standalone thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling authors... _________________ Icelandic sisters Áróra and Ísafold live in different countries and aren't on speaking terms, but when their mother loses contact with Ísafold, Áróra reluctantly returns to Iceland to find her sister. But she soon realizes that her sister isn't avoiding her ... she has disappeared, without trace. As she confonts Ísafold's abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend Björn, and begin... continue

9.

Drápa by Gerður Kristný EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
Celebrated Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný's Drápa is a novel-poem which takes its form from Old Norse shield poetry and its mood from modern Nordic crime. But the poem is no fiction: it is about a real woman's murder in the city of Reykjavík, and, through this lens, about all women's deaths. This is Viking poetry at its most contemporary.
Genre

10.

El chico que nunca existió by Sjon ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
Este es un libro lleno de sorpresas, por lo cual cualquier adelanto es un spoiler. La historia se desarrolla en capítulos breves, cada uno una postal, y escrito con tal belleza y poesía, que hasta hechos que podrían ser sórdidos y atroces, son mirados a través de una niebla que atenúa sus aristas. un libro muy bello. Sjón es un artista en muchos campos, y es conocido por escribir las canciones para su compatriota Bjork. Un gusto haber leído este libro.


FIND BOOKS FROM ICELAND BY GENRE

Crime Feminism Folklore Historical Historical fiction Humor Mystery Mythology Psychology Religious Satire Short story Thriller