My reviews of fiction by Icelandic authors, or fiction relating to Iceland by foreign authors
Arnaldur Indriðason – Reykjavík Nights
Erlendur’s back, only it’s 1974! Read my review here.
Jón Gnarr – How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World
London excitement! Read my review of the book launch here.
Alva – 88
A truly original book by my blogging inspiration! Read my review here.
Pam on the Map – Iceland
A very funny and readable book about a first-time solo Ring Road journey. Read my interview with Pam here.
Arnaldur Indriðason – Strange Shores
Could this really be the final book in the Detective Erlendur series?? Read my review here.
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Based on a true story in 1800’s Iceland, Agnes Magnúsdóttir has been condemned to death along with two others for the murder of local eccentric. This is her story. Read my review here.
Auður Ava Olafsdóttir – Butterflies in November
A newly single woman sets off around the Ring Road for some strange adventures with a friend’s child. Oh, and there’s quite a few recipes too! Read my review here.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Someone to Watch Over Me
Who has burned down a residential home for disabled people and why can a little boy see his dead babysitter? Read my review here.
Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson – House of Evidence
A tale across generations of one man’s obsession with bringing the railroad to Iceland. Read my review here.
Christina Sunley – The Tricking of Freya
A Canadian girl with a crazy family and Icelandic roots learns more about her family history than she had bargained on. Read my review here.
Sarah Moss – Names for the Sea
A great account of expat life in Iceland. Read my review here.
Andri Snær Magnason – LoveStar
Welcome to a future of “perfect” love matches and being shot into space when you die. Oh, and constant advertising. And it’s all thanks to someone in Iceland. Read my review here.
Quentin Bates – Cold Comfort
Sergeant Gunnhildur is on the case following the murder of a Z-list celebrity in Reykjavík. Read my review here.
Amalia Lindal – Ripples from Iceland
Written by an American who married an Icelander 60 years ago, charting her experiences in a very different Iceland. Read my review here.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – I Remember You
Scary stuff in the West Fjords…this is a ghost story rather than her usual mystery series. Read my review here.
Quentin Bates – Frozen Out
Life in a quiet town has become disturbed by the discovery of a body. Read my review here.
Arnaldur Indriðason – Black Skies
The latest in the Detective Erlendur series – with a focus on sidekick Sigurdur Óli this time. Read my review here
EE Ryan – The Odd Saga of the American and a Curious Icelandic Flock
Short story about an American studying in Iceland, with mysterious things happening…read my review here
Vilborg Davidsdottir – On the Cold Coasts
Fifteenth century Icelandic romance, shipwrecks, religion!…read my review here
Nanna Árnadóttir – Zombie Iceland
You probably have to like either Zombies or Iceland to appreciate this…luckily, I do! Read my review here.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – The Day is Dark
Why are workers disappearing from their base in Greenland? Read my review here.
Auður Ava Olafsdóttir – The Greenhouse
Lobbi leaves his strange family behind in Iceland to do gardening in a European monastery…read my review here.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Ashes to Dust
Bodies are found inside a house being excavated on Heimaey Island…read my review here.
Arnaldur Indriðason – Outrage
Elinborg takes centre stage in this one and I was a little disappointed with it…Read my review here.