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Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Fiction War books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Bretherton: Khaki or Field-Grey? (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2016)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListTowards the end of the war as the Germans are in their final retreat in November 1918, a British raiding party stumbles across a strange and eerie scene in a ruined chateau, under fire. Following the strains of a familiar tune, and understandably perplexed as to who would be playing the piano in the midst of shellfire, they discover a German officer lying dead at the keys, next to a beautiful woman in full evening dress, also deceased. But the officer is the spitting image of G B Bretherton, a British officer missing in action….So follows a tale of mystery and identity, first published in 1930,…
Author(s): W. F Morris

2. Of Windmills and War (2012)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England. Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler’s…
Author(s): Diane H Moody

3. Girl at War: A Novel (2016)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE, BOOKLIST, AND ELECTRIC LITERATURE • ALEX AWARD WINNER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree ten-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia’s capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Ana’s idyllic childhood. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. Neighbors grow suspicious of one another, and…
Author(s): Sara Novic

4. Pagan (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2017)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe Casemate Classic War Fiction Series publishes new editions of forgotten classics that perfectly capture their era.Charles Pagan and Dick Baron, who served together in WWI, embark on a walking holiday in the Vosges Mountains in France, in 1930. En route they meet Cecil and his sister Clare who is recovering from the loss of her fiancé during the war. Pagan and Baron pitch camp at a guesthouse, but the strange behavior of locals piques their interest in the surroundings: in particular the old battlefield nearby. They express an interest in visiting it and are told by their host in no uncertain terms that it is not the…
Author(s): W. F Morris

5. The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel (2019)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate Listis distraught when her beloved mother, , passes away. She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within.The diaries lead Anna to the small village of Rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and the Nazis arrived; fleeing her home to join the Resistenza; and risking everything to…
Author(s): Angela Petch

6. The Violin Maker’s Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction (2019)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListWhen the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, a Jewish violin maker, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be all right. But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down. As the oldest child, Sarah must be the first to leave her family, to make her escape in a perilous journey across France via Paris to Poitiers. And she must hide who she is and take a new name for her own safety. For now, bilingual Sarah is no…
Author(s): Sharon Maas

7. Mr Britling Sees it Through (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2016)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe Casemate Classic War Fiction Series publishers new editions of forgotten classics that perfectly capture their era.A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing. Mr Britling lives in the quintessentially English town of Matching’s Easy in Essex. He is a great thinker, an essayist, but most of all an optimist. When war arrives he is forced to reassess many of the things he had been so sure of. The war brings great change – Belgian refugees come with…
Author(s): H. G. Wells

8. The Last War: Book 1 of The Last War Series (2017)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListEarth is under attack.20 years after the American-Chinese war devastated our worlds, we finally have a tense peace. But legendary American Admiral Jack Mattis, on his inspection tour of the first joint American-Chinese space station, finds himself in the middle of the unthinkable: an alien invasion.Their ships are powerful, their weapons overwhelming. And in the confusion, our tentative peace with the Chinese is shaken to the core.Taking command of his old battleship, The Midway, Admiral Mattis races the alien fleet to Earth, desperate to prevent the utter destruction of humanity’s home. And in Earth’s darkest hour, Mattis…
Author(s): Peter Bostrom , Nick Webb , et al.

9. The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Romance Novel (2019)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListHow far would you go to keep a promise? In the heat of battle, one man’s promise to another will be tested. – As Britain is gripped by the fear and uncertainty of war, Tom Armitage stands to gain the one thing that he never thought possible – his freedom.Rosie Elliot sees her future crumbling to dust as Will Aarons leaves Whitby with Jimmy Chappell to fight in the war. As she begins work at The Turnstone Convalescent Home, Rosie finds something she thought she had lost. Friendship. But friendship soon turns to love. Can this new love replace Will? It’s a story of love, loss, courage, and honour. Of…
Author(s): Kathleen Harryman, Lucy Marshall

10. The War That Saved My Life (2016)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate List*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II. For fans of Counting by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.   So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the…
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

11. From the Ashes of War: The War Trilogy – Book Three (2018)

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListIn the third book in Diane Moody’s bestselling WWII trilogy, Dutch war bride Anya Versteeg McClain is struggling to adapt to her new life in America. Her husband Danny, a former B-17 pilot, is troubled by her rollercoaster moods, but vows to do whatever he can to make her happy. Little did he know that would mean letting her go again. When an unexpected telegram requires her return to Holland, she leaves with a conflicted heart. Danny can only hope and pray she’ll come back to him. There in her homeland, Anya makes an astounding discovery that alters the course of her…
Author(s): Diane Moody

Discover the best War Fiction in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Books shelved as war-fiction: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Thin Vietnam War Books: Fiction The Sympathizer by Viet Thang Nguyen. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of Vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to historical and even dark comedy. The story follows an anonymous North Books by Author Books by Series Book Awards Collectible Editions Coming Soon by Date Kids Books New Releases Teen Books This Season’s Most Anticipated Books Top Books of the Month Subjects Biography Business Cookbooks, Food & Wine Current Affairs & Politics Diet, Health & Fitness Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics History Mystery & Crime Religion Sci-Fi & Fantasy See More > Um, you don’t hit a “save” button; you can either vote for a book that’s already on the list, by clicking “vote for this book” in the information under its title, or go to “add books to this list,” where you can perform a general search or choose books from your own bookshelves.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fiction war books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Rockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War

Author(s): Andrew May
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2222708

American Civil War: Facts and Fictions

Author(s): James R Hedtke
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Year: 2018, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366603

Crime and Anti-Semitism in Pre-World War Germany and Austria: Theories, Cases and Fictional Depictions

Author(s): T S Kord
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2373756

Cold War Stories : British Dystopian Fiction, 1945–1990

Author(s): Andrew Hammond
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134693

Climate Change Fictions: Representations of Global Warming in American Literature

Author(s): Antonia Mehnert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580755

Postmodern Suburban Spaces: Philosophy, Ethics, and Community in Post-War American Fiction

Author(s): Joseph George
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580827

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film

Author(s): Peter Verstraten
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1617206

Rogue Stars: Skirmish Wargaming in a Science Fiction Underworld

Author(s): Andrea Sfiligoi
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1630655

Keep Watching the Skies! : American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition

Author(s): Bill Warren, Bill Thomas
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2016, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2088930

Fictions of the War on Terror: Difference and the Transnational 9/11 Novel

Author(s): Daniel O’Gorman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 873 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481905

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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