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: December 25, 2019

Newly released:
  • Force Collector in the Sequel Era (now for sale in both UK and US)
  • Resistance Reborn in the Sequel Era
  • The Mandalorian TV show in the Sequal Era
Upcoming titles added:
  • Queen's Peril in the Prequel Era (prequel to Queen's Shadow)
Other changes:
  • The books in Timothy Zahn's upcoming Thrawn: The Ascendancy Trilogy seem to use "Thrawn Ascendancy" instead in their titles
  • The first book of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy will be called Chaos Rising
  • More precise timeline placement for Resistance Reborn, which begins just a few days after The Last Jedi
  • Adjust timeline placement for Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, which begins during The Force Awakens but mostly takes place four months later, after The Last Jedi
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 Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray 39
33      
32     
32 May 2020: Queen's Peril by E.K. Johnston (mature young adult novel) 32
32 32
29     
27     
      Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston (mature young adult novel)28
22 Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott (audiobook and script)~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
     May 2020: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn ?
     Spring 2021: Thrawn Ascendancy Book 2 by Timothy Zahn ?
     Spring 2022: Thrawn Ascendancy Book 3 by Timothy Zahn ?
     ~13
     11
     (Release Date TBA: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show)11
1010
5-45-4
     4-3
33
3 (2021: Untitled Cassian Andor TV show)3
     ~11-2
22
2 ~2
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1 Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn1
1 1
1     
3-0 13-0
00
0 0
00
     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

4Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed4.2
   4.2
   June 2020: Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed4.2+
   4.4
5 5
   -11 to +5
6.5     
77
7      
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9 (The Mandalorian TV show)~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     
28     
28     
29     
      (Resistance TV show)~33-35
     ~34
     Force Collector by Kevin Shinick (young adult novel) ~34
     34
     34
     34
      Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse 34
      Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (mature young adult novel) 34

The Dark Nest trilogy:

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson 34
35 Mar. 2020: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker "Expanded Edition" novel by Rae Carson - Film out Dec. 2019~35
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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