If I had to pick an absolute favorite genre of fiction, it would be world war-era historical fiction, for sure. Whether WWI or WWII, I just never seem to get tired of reading books set in this time period, and there seems to be no shortage of stories to read. I'm always recommending my faves to friends (and strangers!), so I figured I'd go ahead and round them up here, too.
Here are my top eight WWII novels, in no particular order...
1. The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
2. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
5. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
6. The Dust That Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
8. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff
At the Water's Edge by Sarah Gruen
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy