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 Ragged Edge of Night
The Kennedy Debutante
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Killing)
The Girl They Left Behind
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
News of Our Loved Ones
The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #2)
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich’s Supporters in the United States
Skylark and Wallcreeper
Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio
The Dutch Wife
My Real Name Is Hanna
The Tuscan Child
The Lines We Leave Behind
Sea of Memories
The Nightingale
The Beekeeper's Promise
All the Light We Cannot See
Dear Mrs. Bird
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Killing)
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
The Dutch Wife
The Velvet Hours
The Designer
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life, #1)
The Silent Woman
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
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
303 books — 648 voters
All Things Bright and Strange by James MarkertThe Angels' Share by James MarkertFlashman by George MacDonald FraserThe Last Kingdom by Bernard CornwellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Historical Fiction that GUYS like, too!
384 books — 186 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 ShafferAtonement by Ian McEwan
WWII Historic Fiction
929 books — 1,020 voters
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,262 books — 1,575 voters

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandHiroshima by John HerseyBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseAn Army at Dawn by Rick AtkinsonChurchill's Secret War by Madhusree Mukerjee
Best World War II History
368 books — 348 voters

Popular World War II Books

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

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Winston S. Churchill
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
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