Below I’ll give you my selections for the best War Fiction books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- War Dogs Heading Home: Wounded Warriors of the Apocalypse – Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction (2019)
- The House on Tenafly Road (The Tenafly Road Series) (Volume 1) (2013)
- War of the Fae (Book 1, The Changelings) (Volume 1) (2012)
- The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Romance Novel (2019)
- The Last War: Book 1 of The Last War Series (2017)
- The Truth in Our Lies (2019)
- Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War Series) (Volume 3) (2017)
- Of Windmills and War (2012)
- An Orphan’s War (2018)
- The War Planners Series: Books 1-3: The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific (2017)
- The Deepest Waters (2018)
- From the Ashes of War: The War Trilogy – Book Three (2018)
- Going Home: A Novel of the Civil War (2015)
- The Heroes of Sainte-Mère-Église: A D-Day Novel (2019)
War Dogs Heading Home: Wounded Warriors of the Apocalypse – Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction (2019)
War Dogs Heading Home – (Wounded Warriors of the Apocalypse – Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction)When Jason Walker and his dog MMax are both badly injured in an IED explosion while serving in the European war in 2038, they are evacuated back to the United States for the chance to recuperate and heal.But before the two can reach the relative safety of their designated VA hospital in Tennessee an EMP blast creates havoc and brings down their plane, leaving them alone and vulnerable amidst the chaos…
The House on Tenafly Road (The Tenafly Road Series) (Volume 1) (2013)
Heartbreaking and inspiring Civil War saga (Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice). When morphine-addicted veteran John Weldon falls in love with his best friend’s sister on the eve of Reconstruction and the Indian Wars, life gets complicated. How will Weldon hide his addiction from the family he resents and admires, keep his standing in the army and find the strength to endure life’s tragedies?
War of the Fae (Book 1, The Changelings) (Volume 1) (2012)
Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?
The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Romance Novel (2019)
How 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.
The Last War: Book 1 of The Last War Series (2017)
Earth 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.
The Truth in Our Lies (2019)
Anna Hall was a beautiful and skilled Second World War air force operative, guiding RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain—before a bomb killed her sister and left her disfigured.
Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War Series) (Volume 3) (2017)
The Vietnam experience, up close and personal. When eighteen-year-old Buck Marino first meets Rolley Zwyrkowski, he little realizes how much the young sergeant and their next year together in Vietnam will change his life forever.
Of Windmills and War (2012)
The 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.
An Orphan’s War (2018)
War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnardo’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan’s War is a gripping saga about love and loss on the Home Front.LIVERPOOL, 1940When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband – she loses her best friend.
The War Planners Series: Books 1-3: The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific (2017)
From former US Navy pilot Andrew Watts comes a series made for fans of Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn. Now a USA Today Bestseller.”As a huge fan of Tom Clancy, this was close.””Frighteningly real.”From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer.
The Deepest Waters (2018)
For John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere, quickly turns into a nightmare. A terrible hurricane strikes and the grand ship begins to sink. Just before it goes under, a rescue ship appears on the horizon. But it only has room enough to save the women and children. Laura soon finds herself sailing away toward New York city on a ship filled with orphans and widows, to meet John’s family whom she’s never met.
From the Ashes of War: The War Trilogy – Book Three (2018)
In 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.
Going Home: A Novel of the Civil War (2015)
Brought to the New World from Ireland, young Joseph Forsyth is soon betrayed by his alcoholic father and separated from his beloved family. As he grows older, he finds his kind nature exploited by others—including an alluring young woman named Lucy—until he gets swept away by the conflict that divides a nation.After the bloody siege of Petersburg, Joseph floats in and out of consciousness at a Union army hospital.
The Heroes of Sainte-Mère-Église: A D-Day Novel (2019)
On May 10, 1940, SS Sturmbannführer Gunther Dettmer stands on the border of Germany and France. He waits with the German war machine for the order from Adolf Hitler to start the western Blitzkrieg—the “lightning war.” Six hundred kilometers away, WWI veteran René Legrand plows his fields. He is enjoying the life he has made with his wife and two sons in the peaceful village of Sainte-Mère-Église. Since the end of the last war, he has tried to forget the atrocities he’d witnessed.
Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook You
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Gothic War on Terror: Killing, Haunting, and PTSD in American Film, Fiction, Comics, and Video Games
Author(s): Danel Olson
ID: 3591599, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Creative and Non-Fiction Writing During Isolation and Confinement: Imaginative Travel, Prison, Shipwrecks, Pandemics, and War
Author(s): Ben Stubbs
ID: 3249763, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
Authoritarianism and Class in American Political Fiction: Elite Pluralism and Political Bosses in Three Post-War Novels
Author(s): David Smit
ID: 3249805, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.