In observance of Memorial Day here in the U.S., I’m sharing notable books about war. Too keep things simpler, I’ve mostly kept to fiction. However, I did include a few nonfiction, including The Art of War by Sun Tzu and Night by Eli Wiesel.
For more information about the books, you can visit the links at the end of this post. The linked titles in the list are books I’ve reviewed. Every time I search for books on this subject, I tell myself I need to re-read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and a few others.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
- Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
- The Corpse Washer by Sinan Antoon
- Covenant With Death by John Harris
- The Debacle by Émile Zola
- Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
- Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
- From Here To Eternity by James Jones
- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Hunters by James Salter
- Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Men At Arms by Evelyn Waugh
- The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene
- The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
- Restless by William Boyd
- Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
Visit these links for more books and descriptions about each:
What books about war have resonated with you? Leave a comment.
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