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
Costalegre
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 Nightingale
The Tuscan Child
The Victory Garden
All the Light We Cannot See
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
The Things We Cannot Say
The Beekeeper's Promise
The Winemaker's Wife
Hearts of Resistance
Along the Broken Bay
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Well-Written Holocaust Books
671 books — 2,644 voters
The Nightingale by Kristin HannahAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakLilac Girls by Martha Hall KellyUntil We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke
Best WWII Historical Fiction
284 books — 361 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 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferCatch-22 by Joseph Heller
World War II Fiction & Non-fiction
484 books — 300 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
World War II Fiction
968 books — 1,686 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
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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