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.

The Baker's Secret
The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy, #1)
Cold Summer
Salt Houses
Goodnight from London
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
A Good Country
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
Catching the Wind
Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet, #1)
Stars Over Clear Lake
The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
The Letter
Exit West
Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7)
The Secret Wife
The Orphan's Tale
Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
From Sand and Ash
Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)
American War
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
The Alice Network
The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13)
I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal RoseSpecial Forces by Aleksandr VoinovZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleLatakia by J.F.  SmithKeeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
Best Gay Soldiers
375 books — 614 voters
Silent in the Grave by Deanna RaybournWhat Angels Fear by C.S. HarrisAnd Only to Deceive by Tasha AlexanderCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Regency and Victorian Mysteries
418 books — 300 voters

Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancySphere by Michael CrichtonDaemon by Daniel Suarez
Best Technothrillers Ever
551 books — 974 voters

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareForbidden by Tabitha SuzumaVampire Academy by Richelle MeadDelirium by Lauren OliverPerfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Best Books Involving Forbidden Love
1,096 books — 2,622 voters
Redeeming Love by Francine RiversA Voice in the Wind by Francine RiversAn Echo in the Darkness by Francine RiversAs Sure as the Dawn by Francine RiversThe Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Best Christian Historical Fiction
1,029 books — 1,240 voters

The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Diary of a Young Girl
All the Light We Cannot See
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
A Farewell to Arms
The Art of War
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
The Nightingale

Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger War
His Favorite War Books: Junger shares the books, fiction and nonfiction, that he considers to be powerful accounts of life on and off the battlefield.
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Ernest Hemingway
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference

Sun Tzu
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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