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.

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Killing)
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
When the Men Were Gone: A Novel
Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1)
Valley Forge
Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times
The Girl They Left Behind
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
News of Our Loved Ones
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
The Reckoning
The Ragged Edge of Night
Sea Prayer
The Lines We Leave Behind
The Nightingale
The Letter
The Silence of the Girls
We Were the Lucky Ones
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Killing)
In Farleigh Field
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell #1)
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Heir to the Empire by Timothy ZahnPath of Destruction by Drew KarpyshynThe Last Command by Timothy ZahnDark Force Rising by Timothy ZahnDarth Plagueis by James Luceno
Best Star Wars Books
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
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The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois LowryBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta SepetysOperation Einstein by Mark A. Cooper
YA Holocaust & WWII Novels
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The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
All the Light We Cannot See
The Things They Carried
The Diary of a Young Girl
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
The Art of War
A Farewell to Arms
The Nightingale
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

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Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Mark Twain
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
Mark Twain

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