The Icelandic Publishers Association has released the list of the ten best-selling books of 2013.
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The first two books on the list are crime stories with Skuggasund by Arnaldur Indriðason in top spot and Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir in second. The two authors have been fighting for the top spot for as long as they can remember.
Number three on the list is children’s science book Vísindabók Villa, by Akureyri rocker Vilhelm Anton Jónsson. Vísindabók Villa is his debut. Fourth is cookbook Veisluréttir Hagkaups by television cook Friðrikka Hjördís Geirsdóttir.
Fifth is Guðni: léttur í lund, comic stories by former Minister of Agriculture Guðni Ágústsson. Number six is healthy lifestyle book Lág kolvetna lífstíllinn by Gunnar Már Sigfússon while number seven, and the first book of fiction, is Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur, by 50-year-old Jón Kalman Stefánsson.
Number eight is a drama documentary book series, published yearly since 1994, Útkall: lífróður by Óttar Sveinsson, who has written the annual publication since the beginning.
Nine is a book for young adults and about footballers, Rangstæður í Reykjavík, by actor Gunnar Helgason.
The last book on top ten is the biography of Iceland’s most popular media man Hermann Gunnarsson, who died too young last year, Hemmi Gunn: sonur þjóðar by Morgunblaðið daily journalist Orri Páll Ormarsson.