2 Ways to Read Star Wars Books in Order [Ultimate Guide]

Planning to read the Star Wars books in order can be overwhelming. It’s can be hard to know where to begin just by looking at the entire collection of titles available.

Add to the fact that the Star Wars series has canon books with a separate timeline from the legend books and things only get more confusing.

So where does each book take place according to the movies? Where should one begin when reading this thrilling collection?

If these are the questions you are asking yourself, you have come to the right place. We love Star Wars books so much that we have put together all the resources that might be of help to you. We will also clear the common confusion between the canon and the legends to make it fun and easy to navigate Star Wars books in order.

What Order Should I Read Star Wars Books?

We’re about to dive into the two different ways you can read the Star Wars books in order, but first it may be helpful to know which reading order will be best for you.

If you have never read the Star Wars books before, the best way to read the Star Wars books in order is by following the chronological order. The story starts all the way back more than 20,000 years before A New Hope, although there are books that exist that are written more than a few hundred years in the past.

Those early, early books won’t resemble the Jedi and Sith personas you’ve come to know from the films, but reading the Star Wars books in order will allow you to understand the foundations on which the religion of the Force was founded.

The other reading orders we have included here include by time period, which provides the distinction between Canon and Legend, as well as by series. The separation of Canon vs. Legend is important for any fan to understand the history of the older publications. The order by series is a useful resource if you have an interest in a particular character or author.

Recent & Upcoming Star Wars Books Releases

What is the oldest Star Wars book?

There are two answers to this question depending on your frame of reference. If you’re looking for the oldest Star Wars book meaning chronologically taking place at the earliest point in time, then Dawn of The Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon is the oldest Star Wars book.

It takes place in 25,793 BBY. The earliest novel in the Star Wars timeline delves deep into the origins of the Jedi order.

However, the oldest Star Wars book in our timeline would mean the first Star Wars book to be published. That would be the novelization of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1976, a year before the movie’s release.

The original title of this book was Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. The author attribution of the novel is given to George Lucas, but it is widely known to have been ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster.

Very shortly after, Foster then wrote the oldest standalone Star Wars novel which is Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. It was published in 1978.

Canon vs. Legend

One of the most confusing things about the Star Wars books is all this talk about Canon vs. Legend. To help you get it all clear, let’s take a second and clarify the differences between the two.

The legend books and comics are all the books published before Disney acquired Star Wars in 2012. For example, the New Jedi Order books or the Thrawn trilogy. All these stories follow an alternate timeline in which the First Order and Kylo Ren did not exist.

If you are shopping for Star Wars books in a physical shop, please note that the Legend books are smaller in size than canon books. Also, all legend books are printed with a gold banner across the top of the front cover that says Legends to help you differentiate from the canon novels.

The Canon books and comics include everything published since 2014 and any Star Wars novel released moving forward. These books follow the same timeline as the Skywalker Saga.

More than 40 Star Wars novels have been published since 2014 meaning the collection of Canon stories comprising the expanded universe is growing faster than ever.

Star Wars Books in Chronological Order

The following list of the Star Wars books in order contains both Canon and Legend books. For a detailed list of only Canon books, keep reading. (Canon books are bolded)

  1. Dawn of The Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon (25,793 BBY)
  2. Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller (5,000-2,975 BBY)
  3. The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn (3,954-3,950 BBY)
  4. The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp (3,653 BBY)
  5. Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber (3,645 BBY)
  6. The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams (3,643 BBY)
  7. The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (3,640 BBY)
  8. Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller (1,032 BBY)
  9. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn (1,003-1,000 BBY)
  10. Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn (1,000-990 BBY)
  11. Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn (980 BBY)
  12. The High Republic: Path of Deceit by Tessa Gratton (~382 BBY) (Phase 2)
  13. The High Republic: Convergence by Zoraida Córdova (~382 BBY) (Phase 2)
  14. The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha by George Mann (~382 BBY) (Phase 2)
  15. The High Republic: Cataclysm by Lydia Kang (~382 BBY) (Phase 2)
  16. The High Republic: Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott (~382 BBY) (Phase 2)
  17. The High Republic: Tales of Enlightenment by George Mann (~382 BBY) (Expected: March 19, 2024) (Phase 2)
  18. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (232 BBY) (Phase 1)
  19. The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (232 BBY) (Phase 1)
  20. The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott (~231 BBY) (Phase 1)
  21. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland (~231 BBY) (Phase 1)
  22. The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott (~231 BBY) (Phase 1)
  23. The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray (~230 BBY) (Phase 1)
  24. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older (~230 BBY) (Phase 1)
  25. The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life Anthology (~382 to ~230 BBY)
  26. The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness by George Mann (~229 BBY) (Phase 3)
  27. The High Republic: Defy the Storm by Tessa Graton & Justina Ireland (Expected: March 5, 2024) (Phase 3)
  28. The High Republic: Temptation of the Force by Tessa Graton (Expected: June 22, 2024) (Phase 3)
  29. The High Republic: Tears of the Nameless by George Mann (Expected: September 24, 2024) (Phase 3)
  30. The High Republic: Trials of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Expected: Spring 2025) (Phase 3)
  31. The High Republic: Into the Light by Claudia Gray (Expected: Spring 2025) (Phase 3)
  32. Padawan by Kiersten White (~41 BBY)
  33. Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray (40 BBY)
  34. The Living Force by John Jackson Miller (Expected: April 9, 2024) (33-32 BBY)
  35. Cloak of Deception by James Luceno (32.5 BBY)
  36. Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber (32 BBY)
  37. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves (32 BBY) 
  38. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks (32 BBY)
  39. Mace Windu: The Glass Abyss by Steven Barnes (Expected: August 7, 2024) (32 BBY)
  40. Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (67-32 BBY)
  41. Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston (32 BBY)
  42. Rogue Planet by Greg Bear (29 BBY)
  43. Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn (27 BBY)
  44. Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston (28 BBY)
  45. Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott (~22 BBY)
  46. The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster (22 BBY)
  47. Episode II: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore (22 BBY)
  48. The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes (22 BBY)
  49. Brotherhood by Mike Chen (22 BBY)
  50. Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg (22 BBY)
  51. The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller (22 BBY)
  52. Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss (22 BBY) 
  53. Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover (22 BBY)
  54. The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (22 BBY)
  55. Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston (~22 BBY)
  56. Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss (21 BBY)
  57. The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller (21 BBY)
  58. The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (21 BBY)
  59. Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss (21 BBY)
  60. Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (20 BBY)
  61. Medstar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (20 BBY)
  62. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart (19 BBY)
  63. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (19 BBY)
  64. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn (19 BBY) 
  65. Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno (19 BBY)
  66. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (19 BBY)
  67. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss (19 BBY)
  68. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno (19 BBY)
  69. Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah S. Dawson (19 BBY)
  70. Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss (19 BBY)
  71. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (19 BBY)
  72. Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves (19 BBY)
  73. Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves (18 BBY)
  74. Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves (18 BBY)
  75. Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn (~18 BBY)
  76. Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (18 BBY)
  77. Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn (Unknown, approx. 18 BBY)
  78. The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (17 BBY)
  79. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno (21-17 BBY)
  80. Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp (14 BBY)
  81. Tarkin by James Luceno (14 BBY)
  82. Jedi: Battle Scars by Sam Maggs (14 BBY)
  83. Most Wanted by Rae Carson (~13 BBY)
  84. Crimson Climb by E.K. Johnston (~13 BBY)
  85. A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (11 BBY)
  86. Solo by Mur Lafferty (10 BBY)
  87. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin (10 BBY)
  88. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit by A. C. Crispin (5-4 BBY)
  89. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu by L. Neil Smith (3 BBY)
  90. Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (3 BBY)
  91. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewing of Oseon by L. Neil Smith (3 BBY)
  92. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (~11-2 BBY)
  93. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka by L. Neil Smith (2 BBY)
  94. Han Solo at Stars’ End by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  95. Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn (~2 BBY)
  96. Han Solo’s Revenge by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  97. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  98. Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn (1 BBY)
  99. The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (3-1 BBY)
  100. The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams (1 BBY)
  101. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber (1 BBY)
  102. Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (3-0 BBY) 
  103. Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (13-0 BBY)
  104. Shadow Games by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (0 BBY)
  105. Rogue One by Alexander Freed (0 BBY)
  106. Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas (0 BBY)
  107. Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina by Various Authors (0 BBY)
  108. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Various Authors (0 BBY)
  109. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (0 BBY)
  110. Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne (0 BBY)
  111. Doctor Aphra by Sara Kuhn (0 BBY)
  112. Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn (0 BBY)
  113. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn (0.5 ABY)
  114. Choices of One by Timothy Zahn (0.7 ABY)
  115. Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Correy (1 ABY)
  116. Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine by Voronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman (1.5 ABY)
  117. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye by Alan Dean Foster (2 ABY)
  118. Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells (2 ABY)
  119. Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (3 ABY)
  120. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut (3 ABY)
  121. Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Various Authors (3 ABY)
  122. From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back by Various Authors (3 ABY) 
  123. Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry (3.5 ABY)
  124. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn (4 ABY)
  125. From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi by Various Authors (4 ABY)
  126. The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis (4 ABY)
  127. Tales From Jabba’s Palace by Various Authors (4 ABY)
  128. The Bounty Hunter Wars: The Mandalorian Armor by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)
  129. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)
  130. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)  
  131. Tales From the Empire by Various Authors (Various years)
  132. The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers (4 ABY)
  133. Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed (4.2 ABY)
  134. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig (4.2 ABY)
  135. Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig (4.4 ABY)  
  136. Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed (4.5 ABY)
  137. Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed (4.9-5 ABY)
  138. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover (5 ABY)  
  139. Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig (5 ABY)
  140. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (11 BBY – 5 ABY)
  141. X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole (6.5 ABY)  
  142. X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole (7 ABY)
  143. Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older (7 ABY)  
  144. X-Wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael A. Stackpole (7 ABY)
  145. X-Wing: The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole (7.5 ABY)
  146. X-Wing: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  147. X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  148. X-Wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  149. The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton (8 ABY)
  150. Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning (8.5 ABY)
  151. Heir to the Empire, Book I of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  152. Dark Force Rising, Book II of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  153. The Last Command, Book III of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  154. X-Wing: Isard’s Revenge by Michael A. Stackpole (9.5 ABY)
  155. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)  
  156. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)
  157. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)
  158. I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole (11 ABY)
  159. Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly (12 ABY)  
  160. Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson (12.5 ABY)
  161. X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston (13 ABY)  
  162. Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly (13 ABY)
  163. The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre (14 ABY)
  164. The Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  165. The Black Fleet Crisis: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  166. The Black Fleet Crisis: Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  167. The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (17 ABY)
  168. Poe Demaron: Freefall by Alex Segura (18 ABY)
  169. The Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY)
  170. The Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY)
  171. The Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY) 
  172. The Hand of Thrawn: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn (19 ABY)
  173. The Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn (19 ABY)
  174. Scourge by Jeff Grubb (19 ABY)
  175. Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher (21 ABY)
  176. Survivor’s Quest by Timothy Zahn (22 ABY)  
  177. Tales from the New Republic by Various Authors (Various years)  
  178. Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore (25 ABY)
  179. Dark Tide I: Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole (25 ABY)  
  180. Dark Tide II: Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole (25 ABY)
  181. Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial by James Luceno (25 ABY)  
  182. Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno (25 ABY)
  183. Balance Point by Kathy Tyers (26 ABY)
  184. Edge of Victory I: Conquest by Greg Keyes (26 ABY)  
  185. Edge of Victory II: Rebirth by Greg Keyes (26 ABY)
  186. Star by Star by Troy Denning (27 ABY)
  187. Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham (27 ABY)
  188. Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston (27 ABY)  
  189. Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston (27 ABY)
  190. Traitor by Matthew Stover (27 ABY)
  191. Destiny’s Way by Walter Jon Williams (28 ABY)  
  192. Bloodline by Claudia Gray (28 ABY)
  193. Force Heretic I: Remnant by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  194. Force Heretic II: Refugee by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  195. Force Heretic III: Reunion by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  196. The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes (28 ABY)
  197. The Unifying Force by James Luceno (29 ABY)
  198. Force Collector by Kevin Shinick (~34 ABY)
  199. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY)
  200. Canto Bight by Various Authors (34 ABY)
  201. Episode VII: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (34 ABY)
  202. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry (34 ABY)
  203. Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (34 ABY)
  204. Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY)
  205. Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (34 ABY)
  206. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson (35 ABY)
  207. The Joiner King by Troy Denning (35 ABY)
  208. The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning (36 ABY)
  209. The Swarm War by Troy Denning (26 ABY)
  210. Betrayal by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  211. Bloodlines by Karen Traviss (40 ABY) 
  212. Tempest by Troy Denning (40 ABY)
  213. Exile by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  214. Sacrifice by Karen Traviss (40 ABY)
  215. Inferno by Troy Denning (40 ABY)
  216. Fury by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  217. Revelation by Karen Traviss (41 ABY)
  218. Invincible by Troy Denning (41.5 ABY)
  219. Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp (41.5 ABY)
  220. Riptide by Paul S. Kemp (41.5 ABY)
  221. Millennium Falcon by James Luceno (43.5 ABY)   
  222. Outcast by Aaron Allston (43.5 ABY)
  223. Omen by Christie Golden (43.5 ABY)
  224. Abyss by Troy Denning (43.5 ABY)
  225. Backlash by Aaron Allston (43.5 ABY)
  226. Allies by Christy Golden (44 ABY)
  227. Vortex by Troy Danning (44 ABY)
  228. Conviction by Aaron Allston (44 ABY)
  229. Ascension by Christy Golden (44 ABY)
  230. Apocalypse by Troy Denning (44 ABY)
  231. X-Wing: Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston (44 ABY)
  232. Crucible by Troy Denning (45 ABY)

Star Wars Canon Books in Order

*Movie novelizations in bold

  1. The High Republic: Path of Deceit by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland (HR Phase 2)
  2. The High Republic: Convergence by Zoraida Cordova (HR Phase 2)
  3. The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha by George Mann (HR Phase 2)
  4. The High Republic: Cataclysm by Lydia Kang (HR Phase 2)
  5. The High Republic: Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott (HR Phase 2)
  6. The High Republic: Tales of Enlightenment by George Mann (Expected: March 19, 2024) (HR Phase 2)
  7. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (HR Phase 1)
  8. The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (HR Phase 1)
  9. The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott (HR Phase 1)
  10. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland (HR Phase 1)
  11. The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott (HR Phase 1)
  12. The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray (HR Phase 1)
  13. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older (HR Phase 1)
  14. The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life Anthology
  15. The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness by George Mann (HR Phase 3)
  16. The High Republic: Defy the Storm by Tessa Graton & Justina Ireland (Expected: March 5, 2024) (HR Phase 3)
  17. The High Republic: Temptation of the Force by Tessa Graton (Expected: June 11, 2024) (HR Phase 3)
  18. The High Republic: Tears of the Nameless by George Mann (Expected: September 24, 2024) (HR Phase 3)
  19. The High Republic: Trials of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Expected: Spring 2025) (HR Phase 3)
  20. The High Republic: Into the Light by Claudia Gray (Expected: Spring 2025) (HR Phase 3)
  21. Padawan by Kiersten White
  22. Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray
  23. The Living Force by John Jackson Miller (Expected: April 9, 2024)
  24. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
  25. Mace Windu: The Glass Abyss by Steven Barnes (Expected: August 7, 2024)
  26. Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston  
  27. Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston
  28. Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott
  29. Episode II: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
  30. Brotherhood by Mike Chen
  31. Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston  
  32. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  33. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
  34. Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah S. Dawson
  35. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn
  36. Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn  
  37. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston
  38. Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn  
  39. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno  
  40. Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp  
  41. Tarkin by James Luceno
  42. Jedi: Battle Scars by Sam Maggs
  43. Most Wanted by Rae Carson
  44. Crimson Climb by E.K. Johnston
  45. A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
  46. Solo by Mur Lafferty
  47. Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray  
  48. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 
  49. Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn  
  50. Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 
  51. Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
  52. Rogue One by Alexander Freed
  53. Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
  54. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Various Authors  
  55. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden  
  56. Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
  57. Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn  
  58. Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed
  59. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
  60. From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back by Various Authors
  61. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
  62. From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi by Various Authors
  63. The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis
  64. Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed  
  65. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig  
  66. Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig  
  67. Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed  
  68. Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed  
  69. Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig  
  70. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray  
  71. Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older  
  72. Poe Dameron: Freefall by Alex Segura
  73. Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher
  74. Bloodline by Claudia Gray  
  75. Force Collector by Kevin Shinick  
  76. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson  
  77. Canto Bight by Various Authors
  78. Episode VII: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
  79. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry
  80. Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse
  81. Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson
  82. Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova  
  83. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson

Final thoughts on Star Wars books in order

We hope that this article has cleared up any confusion you might have had in how to read the Star Wars books in order.

Ticking off all these books as read would be an incredible feat. How many Star Wars books have you read? Let us know in the comments.

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7 thoughts on “2 Ways to Read Star Wars Books in Order [Ultimate Guide]

    1. I don’t include the junior books on this list, but if you’d like a closer look at the High Republic books only, you can check out my High Republic Reading Order article that goes into more detail.

    1. It’s a big article. I must have missed it. Thank you for pointing it out. I’ll be sure to update it soon. Much appreciated.

  1. Your article was very helpful. My comment is more a question: are all of the books in lists still in print? Any online stores you’d recommend? Or is the best place Amazon.

    1. I buy everything on Amazon, personally. I’m not aware of any Star Wars books being out of print, however, some versions may not be available. For instance, a lot of the older Canon books, like Tarkin, don’t have the Hardcover for sale anymore. You can, of course, purchase resale versions, but their condition and cost are questionable.

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