World War II

The global conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. World War II is also known as the Second World War. It involved the majority of the world's nations, eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.

This category includes non-fiction books as well as historical novels that are set during World War II.

The Golden Hour
The Chelsea Girls
Along the Broken Bay
The Flight Girls: A Novel
They Called Us Enemy
George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
In the Warsaw Ghetto
The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light
City of Girls
Time After Time
The Long Flight Home
The Tenth Muse
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
A Fire Sparkling
The Rabbit Girls
Sea of Memories
The Victory Garden
The Nightingale
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
The Tuscan Child
All the Light We Cannot See
The Beekeeper's Promise
Along the Broken Bay
The Things We Cannot Say
Hearts of Resistance
The Golden Hour
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherAll Clear by Connie WillisBlackout by Connie WillisGood Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
World War II England
229 books — 207 voters

The Last Kingdom by Bernard CornwellAll Things Bright and Strange by James MarkertThe Angels' Share by James MarkertFlashman by George MacDonald FraserThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Historical Fiction that GUYS like, too!
408 books — 210 voters
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Amazing WWII fiction (some with romance)
292 books — 542 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferSarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
WWII Historic Fiction
1,044 books — 1,164 voters

The Book Thief
All the Light We Cannot See
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Nightingale
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Sarah's Key

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When you go home Tell them of us, and say For your tomorrow, We gave our today.
Patrick O'Donnell, Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

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if something does go wrong, here is my advice... KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.
Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

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