Recipe Books Top List in the Literary Nation

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Recipe Books Top List in the Literary Nation

By Páll Stefánsson
Books store Reykjavík

Photo: Páll Stefánsson

Nine of the top ten best-selling books in Iceland in January were cookbooks.

1.  Veisluréttir Hagkaups (entertaining cookbook) - Friðrika Hjördís Geirsdóttir                       

2.  Heilsudrykkir Hildar (health drinks) - Hildur Halldórsdóttir                        

3.  LKL2 : lágkolvetnalífsstíllinn (low carb) - Gunnar Már Sigfússon                    

4.  Sandmaðurinn (Swedish crime novel) - Lars Kepler                     

5.  Heilsuréttir Hagkaups (health food) - Sólveig Eiríksdóttir                         

6.  Nýir heilsuréttir fjölskyldunn (health food for the family) - Berglind Sigmarsdóttir                 

7.  Brauð & eftirréttir Kristu (bread and desserts) - María Krista Hreiðarsdóttir                 

8.  Gestgjafinn - Bestu uppskriftirnar 2013 (the magazine Gestgjafinn’s top recipes of the  year) -  Various authors               

9. Lágkolvetna lífstíllinn (low carb) - Gunnar Már Sigfússon                 

10. Brauð- og kökubók Hagkaups (bread and cake) - Jói Fel.

The only book not written by an Icelander and the only book which is not about food, is number four on the list - a Swedish crime novel The Sandman, or Sandmaðurinn in Icelandic, by Lars Kepler.  

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