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 most young readers' books or short novellas. 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 timeline dates. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: May 22, 2017
Newly released: Thrawn and Rebel Rising in the Classic Era
Upcoming titles added: Leia: Princess of Alderaan in the Classic Era, Phasma in the Sequel Era, and Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View in the Classic Era; Inferno Squad in the Classic Era is now Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Other changes: Timeline adjustments for Thrawn and Rebel Rising; Rebels TV show divided into seasons for more precise timeline placement

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     
18Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (mature young adult novel) 18
18     
17Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno21-17

The Classic Era

     14
     14
      Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (mature young adult novel) 13
     11
10(May 2018: Untitled young Han Solo film)~10
5-45-4
    4-3
3Sep. 2017: Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (mature young adult novel)3
3     
     Thrawn by Timothy Zahn ~11-2
22
2     
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
1     
1     
3-0     
0Rogue One movie novelization by Alexander Freed0
0 0
0October 2017: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by various authors0
     July 2017: 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
   Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig 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     
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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     
28September 2017: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson ?
28     
29     
     34
      (December 2017: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi 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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