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: November 14, 2017
Newly released: (none since October)
Upcoming titles added: Thrawn: Alliances in Classic Era
Other changes: Cover art added for The Last Jedi novelization. Added Season 4 of the Rebels TV show in Classic Era for reference. Young Han Solo movie is now called Solo. Added a very rough date estimate for Phasma novel in 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. 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     
32     
32     
32 32
29     
27     
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
     11
10(May 2018: Solo film)11-5
5-45-4
    4-3
3Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (mature young adult novel)3
3     
     Thrawn by Timothy Zahn ~11-2
22
2     
2June 2018: Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn?
2     
2-0     
3-1     
11
1     
3-0 Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (mature young adult novel) 13-0
0Rogue One movie novelization by Alexander Freed0
0 0
0Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by various authors0
     Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden0
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
   -11 to +5
5 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     
11     
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     
28Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson ~30
28December 2017: Canto Bight by various authors ?
29     
     34
      March 2018: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi movie novelization by Jason Fry34

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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