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Your Star Wars Reading List

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by The Hero With No Fear, Sep 11, 2017.

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    i feel the same way about the First Order. XD
     
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    I mean I'm not opposed to some First Order love either. Bring on all the stories about the "bad guys"
     
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    i really enjoyed the heck out of Inferno Squad even though it went to some weird places, it was just such a great overall story.
     
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    I think I've read the complete New Canon, other than the new Thrawn novel, that is. I wonder if there's an obscure book somewhere which I haven't read yet, but I've checked every list I've seen.
     
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    I'm looking forward to diving into that one and the other Battlefront novel.
     
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    Inferno Squad was decent. A fast read, too. Yet, to me, no Star Wars novel has gone to weirdest places than Dark Disciple.
     
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    At the moment, I've got;

    Lords of the Sith
    Tarkin
    Thrawn
    Legends of Luke Skywalker
    From A Certain Point of View
    Aftermath 3
    and, Lost Stars

    I'm pretty new to the whole EU, (only started after Rogue One) So at the moment I'm only reading Canon before I delve into Legends, although a friend of mine did give me the entire Heir to the Empire Trilogy
     
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    Ive been reading Rogue One Catalyst. Pretty good book even though the beginning took a bit long to get through for 100 pages. Im almost done with the book. Got a 100+ more pages to go. Then after that I have these books to read

    Rebel Rising
    The Corascaunt Nights books including book 4 The Last Jedi
    re read the Kenobi book
    Thrawn
    re read my old paperback of the original trilogy collection. Front cover is so worn out its about to fall off lol
    Battlefront II Inferno Squad
    Scoundrels, Choices of One, Honor Among Thieves, Razor's Edge
    Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy in hardcover. Found it a a rummage sale this summer. I didnt even know there was a big hardcover collection of the Bounty Hunter Wars books
    the entire X Wing book series
    Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy hardcover. Found it this summer at a rummage sale.
    Crystal Star
    re read the Spectre of the Past Thrawn Duology books
    Survivor's Quest

    re read some of the New Jedi Order
    read some of the Legacy books
    Fate of the Jedi books
    then Crucible
     
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    @HuskyRunner Have you read "Phasma"? Great insight into the FO. Personally I think Cardinal is the most intriguing character in that novel.
     
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    Personally I found this the weakest of the new SW books I have read.

    There is some FO stuff but you have to wade through all the post apocalyptic stuff on her home planet

    & Cardinal is probably the Dumbest / Naive Stormtrooper in the GFFA IMO
     
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    couldn't agree more with every point here.
    sadly, i thought this book was a mess.

    other than the Armitage/Brendol thing, i don't like anything about it. : o p
     
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    After I finish my mountain of canon books I'll probably never be able to get out from under, does anybody have any recommendations for books that focus on the bounty hunters? Pretty sure there aren't any canon books that cover this so legends works too.
     
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    I haven't been posting in this thread lately, so I'll compile all the books I've read so far this year. To start off, I reread the Legends Dark Lord Trilogy at the end of last year and the beginning of this year. This trilogy consists of Labyrinth of Evil, the Revenge of the Sith novelization, and Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader, and remains very solid. I definitely prefer the much more likable version of Anakin Skywalker from TCW, but the books are good overall and are a neat alternate version of the end of the Clone Wars and the early days of the Empire.

    I also reread Darth Plageus (which I enjoyed a lot more than I did the first time I read it), but in between my two rereadings, I quickly read the Darth Bane trilogy. To tell you how I feel about these books, calling these books great would be an understatement. These are without a doubt some of the best books I have ever read. I read the entire trilogy in a month or two because I was so engrossed in the storyline and characters. I recomend these books the most out of any of the books I've read this year. After Darth Plageus, I read the novelization for Attack of the Clones, which was fairly standard as far as novelizations go, except in one area. In my opinion, the biggest problem with AOTC is the love story. The novelization makes the love story between Anakin and Padme feel less forced, cringe worthy, and one-sided. That alone makes the book better than the movie to me.

    Finally, the latest book I've read is Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad, which surprisingly, is the only Canon book I've read so far this year, and one that I've seen many of the other people in this thread have yet to read. It's a good read, but not anything too exceptional. I'd say there are some other books that I would read first. Fairly standard story that'll make you like the characters of Iden Versio, Del Meeko, and Gideon Hask more if you played the BFII campaign.

    Honestly, I haven't read as much this year as I did last year and that's partly because I haven't been as motivated to read without a movie coming out in December. There are still some more books that I want to read by the end of the year though. I'm starting Phasma on Monday (hopefully I'll have a better time reading it than @FN-3263827 did :D) and I still have yet to read From A Certain Point of View. (I've had both of these books since Christmas...) After these two, I might reread Thrawn and pick up some new books: the novelizations for The Last Jedi, Solo, and the Original Trilogy, plus Thrawn Alliances, Most Wanted, and Last Shot. Wish me luck!
     
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    :(:(I've got a learning disability that makes it difficult to read, so it's probably easier to list what I HAVE read, which isn't much:

    Dark Disciple
    Catalyst
    Ahsoka
    Lords of the Sith (currently reading)

    It can be frustrating because too often they release books faster than I can read them. :(
     
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    If it's any help, I have a motivation disability. :)

    Just enjoy reading what and when you can, there's no rush. I haven't read any of the new novels, and don't think I've read any Star Wars novels since 2009.
     
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    As the year comes to an end, I've switched to reading older EU material since there seems to be either a lack of nu-cannon stuff that catches my eye, or I've already read it. I'm happy to see another Thrawn book will be out next year, but I'm sad there is nothing so far by James Luceno, one of my favorite authors ever. I'd also love to see them bring in R.A. Salvatore, but I digress.

    I'm in the process of finishing the latest Thrawn book, but for some reason I don't like it as much as Zahn's other books. I'm not sure what it is.

    I'm also reading Vector Prime from the New Jedi Order. Darn that is one heck of a book.

    Finally, I'm looking forward to the Qui-Gon Jinn book in the new year, and I need to pick up the new Qui-Gon comic this weekend.
     
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    I just finished reading this, I found it very good, great cast of characters, fascinating alien bad guys.
     
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    I've been slowly going through the EU in chronological order (not all books but I'm trying to read as many as I can) and reading the new canon books at the same time.
    Currently finishing Legacy of the Jedi in the EU and starting Master & Apprentice in Canon.
     
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    I recently finished "The Making of Star Wars Episode I" by Laurent Bouzereau and "The Making of Star Wars Episode III" by J.W. Rinzler. They offer a very valuable insight into how and why the prequels were made the way they were.

    Other Star Wars books that I love are of course "The Making of Star Wars," "The Making of the Empire Strikes Back," and "The Making of Return of the Jedi," all by J.W. Rinzler. I also got a lot of value out of "Skywalking" by Dale Pollock and "The Secret History of Star Wars" by Michael Kaminski. I also really enjoyed reading "The Art of the Force Awakens" and "The Art of the Last Jedi."

    As you can probably tell, I read a lot of non-fiction.

    I've enjoyed reading "Star Wars" novels, but none of them ever resonated with me to the extent the films, programs and games have. I remember reading Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" trilogy back in the 1990's, because I was so hungry for "Star Wars" content. I read Chuck Wendig's "Aftermath" trilogy, "Phasma," "The Legends of Luke Skywalker," and "Canto Bight," and was a little underwhelmed. I was desperately searching for a fuller context of the world depicted in the Sequel Trilogy, and felt I only got a few nuggets of relevant information. I'm sure the entire new canon is consistent and this literature may take on fuller meaning with the release of IX, but I didn't find what I was looking for when I read them.

    I did, however, really enjoy "Bloodline" by Claudia Gray. It was a very engaging read, and I felt it really helped me understand the transition of the galaxy from Episode VI to Episode VII. It also probably helped that it was primarily focused on familiar characters, unlike some of the other recent novels.

    I will be first on line to buy "The Making of The Force Awakens" and any other books like that about the Sequel Trilogy once they come out. Apparently J.W. Rinzler wrote "The Making of the Force Awakens" years ago, but Lucasfilm has kept it off the market. I'm assuming because it likely contains spoilers for Episode IX. Hopefully the book will be released soon after the release of IX.
     
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    Have you read the novelization of Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover? I listened to the audiobook and it blew my mind; that's also the one that got me interested in Star Wars books in the first place. That novel and James Luceno's Labyrinth of Evil (a lead-in to Episode III) + Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (immediate aftermath of Episode III) is probably my most favourite trilogy of novels ever... Audiobook versions are just amazing.
     
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