Here’s Your Star Wars Reading List, With Some Celebration Additions


There are Star Wars books coming for Captain Phasma, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and others, too. Here’s a roundup of the major titles.

Now that Star Wars Celebration Orlando has come to a close, fans of the series may have a bit more time to read than before. Fortunately, they will have plenty to read over the coming months, and there are still more titles coming, as confirmed by Star Wars‘ official site. As we like lists around here, let’s list out what’s coming, when, and what we know so far for some of the major titles coming our way.

Rebel Rising

Who: Beth Revis (Across the Universe)

When: May 2, per Amazon

What We Know: Starring a younger Jyn Erso, this YA novel will tell some of her story with Saw Gerrera before the events of Rogue One.

Read It If: You liked Rogue One and need to know more about Jyn because Catalyst was mostly about Galen Erso instead.

Inferno Squad

Who: Christie Golden (Dark Disciple)

When: July 25, says Amazon

What We Know: The cover Amazon has doesn’t have much on it, but we know that the book is also sets the scene for Star Wars Battlefront II, so there’s all kinds of synergy.

Read It If: You have Battlefront II pre-ordered already.

Cover to From a Certain Point of View. Image via Del Rey.

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Who: A lot of different authors

When: October 3

What We Know: It’s a collection of short stories set during A New Hope. There are a lot of different people attached to the project already, with more names supposedly to come in order to have 40 stories.

Read It If: You like puns like the one in the title, but also are a fan of any of the authors listed. (YA fans might like that An Ember in the Ashes‘ Sabaa Tahir is involved.)


Who: Delilah S. Dawson (Wicked as They Come; has a story in From a Certain Point of View)

When: Sept. 1, per Dawson’s Twitter bio

What We Know: Captain Phasma’s the main character. This title had a cover shown at Celebration Orlando.

Read It If: You need more evil but also strong women in your literary life, and also think Captain Phasma should have gotten more attention in The Force Awakens, like Gwendoline Christie.

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Who: Claudia Gray (Lost StarsStar Wars: Bloodline)

When: Fall, as the Celebration Orlando cover has “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on it, and Journey to The Force Awakens started in fall as well. Possibly Sept. 1, as that’s what Amazon lists.

What We Know: Amazon’s pre-order page says that it’s about Leia prior to A New Hope (and thus, presumably, prior to her brief appearance in Rogue One); it’s also a YA novel.

Read It If: You read Bloodline and need more of Gray’s take on Leia, or if you read Lost Stars and just need more Gray and Star Wars.

The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Who: Ken Liu (The Grace of Kings)

When: October 31, per Liu’s blog post on the subject

What We Know: Not much, but the cover makes it look like we’ll follow Luke through several periods of his life … even though the cover isn’t final.

Read It If: You’re ready to figure out what Luke has been doing all this time … or at least what people think Luke’s been doing all this time, because that title sounds rather ominous, doesn’t it?

Next: Review: Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn

We fully expect there to be more Journey to Star WarsThe Last Jedi titles on the way, but they could really be about anything. Which characters would you like to see have a book of their own?