Just a little disclaimer about these recs – it has been a VERY long time since I read some of these and I can’t say for sure that they are books I would still like today. But they are books that I still remember after all this time. So there must be something good about them, right?
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (Episode II Novelization) – I liked this novelization because it fleshes out a few things that the movie skips over like the fact that Anakin gives Padme Threepio to help her and she gives Anakin Artoo-Detoo to watch out for him. Then Threepio and Artoo are together in the original trilogy like their love lived on! I thought that was adorable. And I liked the romance in this one.
Courtship of Princess Leia – This was the first Star Wars novel I read. I was absolutely giddy to read about what happened after the last movie. I really enjoyed reading about rancors in their natural environment and the society structure of the Force “witches.”
Heir to the Empire – I can’t remember for sure if I ever actually read this trilogy by Timothy Zahn, but it’s by far the most popular Expanded Universe fiction.
The Original Trilogy - I enjoyed the backstory in the novels much more than the movies. The foreshadowing of what happens in the prequels just sounds so much cooler than what actually happened in the movies.
Labyrinth of Evil – This is a book to bridge the gap between Episodes II and III. The foreshadowing of Anakin’s drift to the dark side was interesting to read about.
Spector of the Past – I definitely read this Timothy Zahn book and I loved this last stand of the remnants of the Empire.
The Truce at Bakura – Another fun novel that happens right after Episode VI.
Any Star Wars books that you would recommend?