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 young adult and intermediate reader books or short novellas (for a list including those, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Books). If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to e-mail me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: March 6, 2016
Newly released: The Force Awakens (eBook edition) in the Sequel Era (timeline placement confirmed!)
Future releases added: Changed release date for Episode VIII (Episode 8) film in the Sequel Era; New Republic: Bloodline title changed to just Bloodline (Sequel 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     
     Dark Disciple by Christie Golden ~19
19     
19 19
19     
19     
19     
19     
19     
18     
18     
17     

The Classic Era

     Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp 14
     14
     11
10(May 2018: Untitled young Han Solo film)~10
5-45-4
3     
3     
2     
2     
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
1     
1     
3-0(December 2016: Rogue One film)~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
5 July 2016: Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig ?
6.5 Summer 2017: Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig ?
7     
7     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9     
9     
9     
9.5     
11     
11     
11     
7     
12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
12     
12     
12     
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     
28May 2016: Bloodline 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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