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10 Best World War 2 Books

Don’t miss any of the best World War 2 books in my list below!

World War 2 books are a trendy topic for historical fiction recently. There are a slew of World War 2 books from which to choose. So, that can make finding the best World War 2 books very difficult. I’ve set out to find the best of the best for you!

You’ll find a mix of these new releases and older books that cover a wide range of specific topics and perspectives. Most of this list of the best World War 2 books are historical fiction, but I also included two biographies that read like novels.

I’ve read all but two of the books below, so I can personally guarantee they’re hits! The two others (The Alice Network and Everyone Brave is Forgiven) have amazing reviews and I’m hoping to read them soon.

If there are any of the best World War 2 books I should add, let me know in the comments!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

I’m kicking of this list with my absolute favorite of the bunch. Two sisters living in France during the German occupation each find their own means of resisting the Nazis. The descriptions of life in a war torn country are fascinating and heart-breaking. I literally couldn’t put this down. Be forewarned, I shed many tears by the time I closed its pages.

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Although this novel takes place after the war, there are flashbacks to the previous years. The two main characters are a female spy and an American socialite searching for her cousin. This was one of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club picks and made it on to numerous Best Books of 2017 lists.

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

A war-time love story inspired by Cleave’s own grandparents. Mary, Alistair, and Tom’s lives are entangled in love, war, deception, and passion. It’s set during the first three years of World War 2 in both London and Malta. This is high on my TBR list! It has also received rave reviews from pretty much everyone that reads it.

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