I'm adding in some professional reading this summer with a focus on non-Navy (my usual go-to) history, to broaden my perspective.
This MOAA link has some interesting choices:
"Fields of Fire" by James Webb. Still the best novel about Vietnam War combat. Makes you feel the brutal humidity and brilliant, awful lush greeness of the deadly Vietnamese jungle. Makes you hate those in the base camp, with their cold beer, creased uniforms & air conditioned tents, while feeling pride in the grunts fighting what they know (by 1969, the year the novel takes place) is a losing war, with their casualties to be uncelebrated and unlamented. As bad as being in Vietnam was in 1965-1966, by 1969-1970 it must have been far worse.
"Pacific Crucible: War At Sea in the Pacific 1941-1942" and "The Conquering Tide: War In The Pacific Islands 1942-1943" both by Ian Toll. The Pacific War was truly the greatest naval war that ever was or ever will be. The vast size of the conflict, the distances involved, the number of ships, the amounts of supplies, of ammunition, of shells, of food, of oil, of aircraft & parts, of pilots, sailors, officers, blood for transfusions, morphine, mail coming to-and-from the fleets to home, movies flown to the front for entertainment, etc. are nearly impossible to imagine today. For example, in June 1944 the Allies landed 200,000 troops in Normandy after having travelled 100 miles across the English Channel. On the other side of the world, in June 1944 the US Navy landed 200,000 Marines & GIs in the Mariana Islands after having sailed a couple of thousand miles. Much of the supplies brought to the Allied forces in Normandy came from industrialized Great Britain. For troops in Saipan, Tinian, Guam, etc. their resupplies had to come from Australia & the US, much further away, via the US Navy.