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A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.

See history for specific wars.

Rites of Passage
The Garden of Letters
A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
The Wrenchies
Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics
A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France
The Bloodbound
Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield
The Red Pencil
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security
War in the Western Pacific: The U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945
The Cat at the Wall


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    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
    All the Light We Cannot See
    The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
    Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
    Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
    Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
    Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
    Prodigy (Legend, #2)
    Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    Life After Life
    Champion (Legend, #3)
    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
    Amazing WWII fiction (some with romance)
    110 books — 256 voters
    Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenLone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellFlags of Our Fathers by James D. BradleyThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
    Best Non-fiction War Books
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    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois LowryEdelweiss Pirates ‘Operation Einstein' by Mark A. CooperBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    YA Holocaust & WWII Novels
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    Catch-22 by Joseph HellerAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
    Best War Novels
    546 books — 538 voters

    The Book Thief
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    The Things They Carried
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
    A Farewell to Arms
    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

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