Discover our most-anticipated upcoming 2021 World War 2 book releases. These exciting new WWII novels will take you back in time and around the world.
Do you love books about WW2? So do we.
So, what are TUL’s most-anticipated 2021 World War 2 book releases? We are sharing our top new WW2 books, including WW2 historical fiction, romance, and biographical fiction.
Explore new World War 2 books set around the world and even a few WWII novels inspired by real people and their stories.
I won’t lie, this WWII book list is a little Italy and France heavy. Head to Ireland, England, and the United States, too. Let’s get started!
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2021 World War 2 Book Releases You Don’t Want To Miss
Expected Release: January 5, 2021
Antonina Mazin has one chance to survive when the Nazis invade Italy. She must leave Venice and hide in the countryside with Nico Gerardi, who was preparing for priesthood.
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Expected Publication: January 12, 2021
One of the most talked-about 2021 World War 2 book releases based on true events, follow along with the children sent from poverty-stricken southern Italy to the north in order to survive the harsh winter after the war.
Expected Release: February 9, 2021
Originally set to publish in 2020, The Paris Library is based on a true story about The American Library in Paris. Set in 1939 Paris, Odile – along with a group of lovable librarians – joins the French Resistance to protect everything that she loves.
Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for providing me with a free advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Expected Publication: February 16, 2021
If you are looking for 2021 World War 2 book releases with romance, head to Paris in The Paris Dressmaker. Based on true accounts of how Parisiennes resisted the Nazis, meet two women fighting in the war effort through the fashion of the elite. Amazon | Goodreads
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Expected Release: February 23, 2021
Set in 1953 Santa Cruz and 1944 Paris — and told through two different perspectives — a young Jewish woman pushes a baby into the arms of a railroad worker. Their lives are forever changed. Amazon | Goodreads
Expected Release Date: February 23, 2021
Two years into World War 2, four women compete for a spot to host the wartime cooking program sponsored by BBC, The Kitchen Front. This will be the show’s first-ever female co-host.
Expected Release: March 2, 2021
A book about my alma mater, watch as a group of trailblazing Smithies head off to France to volunteer in the war effort. They must survive the war, betrayals, bureaucracy, and each other. Amazon | Goodreads
Expected Release Date: March 9, 2021
One of the most anticipated 2021 World War 2 historical fiction book releases, everyone has been talking about The Rose Code. I loved this new WWII novel.
It’s 1940 and three women are recruited to help crack German military codes. Torn apart by betrayals, war, and lies, the women are reunited to crack one more code as Britain prepares for a royal wedding.
Thank you to NetGalley and William Morrow Paperbacks for providing me with a free advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Expected Release: March 23, 2021
When the Nazis invade Rome, three very different best friends – Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro – and all that they know, is tested.
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Expected Release Date: April 6, 2021
Based loosely on true events and real-life Denise Austin, meet Irish zookeeper, Hettie Quin. Hettie works for the Bellevue Zoo in Belfast.
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Expected Release Date: April 13, 2021
Caroline Grant heads to Venice, Italy to scatter her great-aunt, Lettie’s, ashes and explore her past. Lettie had arrived in Venice in 1938 hoping to connect with the man she loved — even though his future was already set.
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2021
Translated from Spanish and set during WWII, two families must flee from Prussia as the Soviet army advances.
Thank you to Over The River for reaching out to me and offering a free advanced copy via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Expected Release May 4, 2021
Set in 1942 in the Kraków Ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mom are forced to retreat into Poland’s underground tunnels.
Thank you to NetGalley and Park Row for providing me with a free advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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What 2021 World War 2 Book Releases Are You Looking Forward To?
These are some of our most-anticipated 2021 World War 2 book releases. What are you eyeing? Did I miss any World War 2 books in your 2021 TBR pile?
This post originally published in November 2020 and has been updated in 2021.
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With a BA in English & History from Smith College, an MLIS from USF-Tampa, and a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship in Christine's back pocket, there isn't a bookstore, library, or winery that can hide from her. Christine loves brewery yoga, adopting all of the kitties, and a glass of oaked Chardonnay. Charcuterie is her favorite food group.