For those of who are well versed in novels that feature war here is a series that has hit the bestseller's charts and that many adore. "Old Man's War" universe series by John Scalzi feature wit, action to help these military Sci-fi tales find an intrigued audience. Begin with the first novel in the series, "Old Man's War". Titles similar to this are: "The Forever War", "The Electric Ant" and "Sir Gawian and the Green Knight".
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar: A wrenching novel of modern Bombay, where very few can overcome the constraints of gender, caste and religion. The devotion of two women, united by a lifetime spent as mistress and servant, is ultimately trumped by the shame and loneliness they share - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts.