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. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in recommended reading order based on my own judgement. Big thanks go to Once Upon A Galaxy for helping me keep up with new releases, and Wookiepedia's Timeline of Canon Media for help figuring out some of the timeline dates. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: September 12, 2018
Newly released: Thrawn: Alliances and Solo: Expanded Edition movie novelization in the Classic Era
Upcoming titles added: Queen's Shadow and Master and Apprentice in the Prequel Era, Episode IX film in the Sequeal Era
Other changes: Inferno Squad, Phasma, and Leia: Princess of Alderaan removed from "New Releases"

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. New movies and other stories aren't based on these books, and will sometimes contradict them.

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 April 2019: Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray 32+
32     
32     
32 32
29     
27     
      March 2019: Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston (mature young adult novel)~25
22     
22 22
22     
22     
22 22-19
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
1919
19     
19 19
19     
19     
19     
19     
19     
1818
18     
1721-17

The Classic Era

     14
     14
     Most Wanted by Rae Carson (mature young adult novel)~13
     11
10Solo: Expanded Edition movie novelization by Mur Lafferty10
5-45-4
    4-3
33
3     
     ~11-2
22
2Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn~2
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
11
1     
3-0 13-0
00
0 0
0Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by various authors0
     0
00
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.51.5
2     
2     
3 3
3     
3.5     
4 4
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

4     
   4.2
   4.4
5 5
   -11 to +5
6.5     
7 Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older 7
7(Late 2019: Jon Favreau's live-action TV show)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     
2828
28     
28     
28     
28     
29(Oct. 2018: Resistance TV show)~30
     ~30
     Canto Bight by various authors 34
     34
      Episode VIII: The Last Jedi "Expanded Edition" novel by Jason Fry34
      (Dec. 2019: Episode IX 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 has not been adopted into the new canon, even though the TV series has. Despite clashing somewhat with the timeline of earlier Clone Wars stories, these books were eventually 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 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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