STAR WARS BOOK LIST
This is a simple list of all of the full-length Star Wars novels to date, in chronological order of when the stories take place. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in "recommended reading order" for the best reader experience. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas (for a list including those, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Books). If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: July 22, 2016
Newly released: Aftermath: Life Debt in the Sequel Era
Future releases added: Thrawn in the Classic Era (canon), authors added for Catalyst and Rogue One in the Classic Era
Other additions: Decided to include Lost Stars, a long and more mature young adult novel that came out in 2015 (takes place in Classic and Sequel eras, listed in Sequel era here), plus Ahsoka, another book in the same publishing line due out this October (Prequel/Classic era)

underline = movie novelization
bold = new release (in the last 12 months)
blue = future release


Years before/after Ep. IV

LEGENDS

These books are part of the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, and follow an internally consistent timeline. Upcoming films will not be based on these books, but some parts of them may still be incorporated into future stories.

NEW CANON

The newly standardized Star Wars "canon" includes all the movie episodes, The Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows, and new books since 2014. The Lucasfilm Story Group coordinates all new stories, including the films, to prevent contradictions between them.

Years before/after Ep. IV

The Pre-Republic Era

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25,793     

The Old Republic Era

     
5,000-2,975     
3,954-3,950     
3,653     
3,645     
3,643     
3,640     
1,032     
1,003-1,000     
1,000-990     
980     

The Prequel Era

67-32     
33     
32     
32     
32 32
29     
27     
22     
22 22
22     
22     
22 22-19
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
19     
     ~19
19     
19 19
19     
19     
19     
19     
19     
18     
18     
17     

The Classic Era

     14
     14
     11
10(May 2018: Untitled young Han Solo film)~10
     October 2016: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (mature young adult novel) 19-4
     April 2017: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn ~10-4
5-45-4
3     
3     
2     
2     
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
1     
1November 2016: Catalyst: A Rogue One Story by James Luceno?
3-0Rogue One movie novelization by Alexander Freed
(eBook Dec. 2016/Hardcover Jan. 2017)
~0
0     
0 0
0     
     0
0     
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.5 Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed 1.5
2     
2     
3 3
3     
3.5     
4 4
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

4     
   Aftermath by Chuck Wendig ~4.5
   Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig ~4.5
   Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (mature young adult novel) -11 to +5
5 January 2017: Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig 5
6.5     
7     
7     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9     
9     
9     
9.5     
11     
11     
11     
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12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
16     
16     
16     
17     
18     
18     
18     
19     
19     
19     
22     
(various)     

The New Jedi Order Era

     

The New Jedi Order series:

     
25     
25     
25     
25     
25     
26     
26     
26     
27     
27     
27     
27     
27     
28Bloodline by Claudia Gray 28
28     
28     
28     
28     
29     
      Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie novelization by Alan Dean Foster 34
      (December 2017: Episode VIII film)34

The Dark Nest trilogy:

     
35     
36     
36     

The Legacy Era

     

The Legacy of the Force series:

     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
41     
41.5     

Stand-alone novels:

     
41.5     
41.5     
43.5     

The Fate of the Jedi series:

     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
44     
44     
44     
44     
44     

Stand-alone novels:

     
44     
45     


* The original tie-in novel series to The Clone Wars animated series do not appear to be included in the new canon. Despite having some timeframe contradictions with earlier Clone Wars stories, they were recently worked into the Legends timeline by The Essential Reader's Companion.

** The Cestus Deception and Jedi Trial were originally placed later in the period between Episodes II and III, but were recently moved forward by The Essential Reader's Companion in order to reconcile them with The Clone Wars TV show and books. Anakin Skywalker is already a Jedi knight at the beginning of The Clone Wars, but is still a padawan in The Cestus Deception and at the beginning of Jedi Trial.



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