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My Star Wars Reading Order

This blog post has exactly one purpose: to showcase the reading order I'm using for my Star Wars books and comics.

I may periodically repost this list as it changes.

A few quick notes about the list:
  • I am colour coding it to differentiate between novels, comics, games, etc. 
  • While my original goal was for this to be a chronological readthrough, I've opted to rearrange some things so I can read them thematically.  
  • While the list of novels and comics is fairly comprehensive, I've picked and chosen a limited amount of other media:
    • TV: including the original Clone Wars cartoon.  I am slowly working my way through the canon Clone Wars cartoon.  Excluded other TV shows.
    • Short stories: only included ones to which I have easy access (i.e. printed in the back of novels that I own).
    • Young Reader books: only included ones that have significant impact on the overall plot (Boba Fett, Junior Jedi Knights, Young Jedi Knights). 
    • Video games: only included ones with major stories, and only ones that I can reasonably access and play.  For many of these, I will watch Let's Play videos rather than actually find and play them.
  • I have interspersed books of the New Canon (marked in bold) throughout the early part of this list.  Their final positions will almost certainly shift over time.  Once I'm caught up, I'll try to read New Canon novels as they come out. 
  • I anticipate that this will take years (which is why I'm interspersing new releases throughout).

Legend:
Film/television
Novel
Short Story/Short Story Collection/Young Reader book
Comic
Video Game
Bold = New Canon

COMPLETED (as of date of posting, 2 October 2017)
  • Dawn of the Jedi (24 April 2017)
    • Dawn of the Jedi: Eruption
    • Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void
    • Dawn of the Jedi 0
    • Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 1-5
    • Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan 1-5
    • Dawn of the Jedi: Force War 1-5
  • Tales of the Jedi (1 May 2017)
    • Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith 0-5
    • Tales of the Jedi: Fall of the Sith Empire 1-5
    • Tales of the Jedi: Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon 1-2
    • Tales of the Jedi: The Sage of Nomi Sunrider 1-3
    • Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising 1-2
    • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 1-6
    • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 1-6
    • Tales of the Jedi: Redemption 1-5
  • Knights of the Old Republic (10 May 2017)
    • Knights of the Old Republic 0-50
    • Knights of the Old Republic Handbook
    • Knights of the Old Republic: War 1-5
    • Knights of the Old Republic
    • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Miscellaneous New Canon (25 May 2017)
    • Tarkin
    • Heir to the Jedi
    • Lords of the Sith
    • Aftermath
    • Lost Stars (this was the only book I actually wrote about here)
  • New Canon Comics, 1 of X (5 September 2017)
    • Star Wars 1-12 + Annual 1
    • Darth Vader 1-12
    • Princess Leia 1-5
    • Lando 1-5
  • The Old Republic (1 October 2017)
    • The Old Republic: Revan
    • The Old Republic 1-6
    • The Old Republic: Deceived
    • Red Harvest
    • The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance
    • The Old Republic: The Lost Suns
    • The Old Republic
    • The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
    • The Old Republic: Annihilation
    • The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
    • The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
    • The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne
TO READ
  • Aftermath
    • Aftermath (read it earlier; discussing it here)
    • Aftermath: Life Debt
    • Aftermath: Empire's End
    • Battlefront: Jakku DLC
    • Shattered Empire 1-4
  • Lost Tribe of the Sith
    • Precipice
    • Skyborn
    • Paragon
    • Savior
    • Purgatory
    • Sentinel
    • Pantheon
    • Secrets
    • Pandemonium
    • Spiral 1-5
  • Princess Leia
    • Bloodline
    • Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  • Knight Errant
    • Knight Errant: Aflame 1-5
    • Knight Errant
    • Knight Errant: Deluge 1-5
    • Knight Errant: Escape 1-5
  • New Canon Comics, 2 of X
    • Star Wars 13-25 + Annual 2
    • Darth Vader 13-25 + Annual 1+ Vader Down one-shot
    • Obi-Wan and Anakin 1-5
    • Chewbacca 1-5
  • Darth Bane
    • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
    • Jedi vs. Sith 1-6
    • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
    • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
  • Rogue One
    • Rogue One: Catalyst
    • Rebel Rising
    • Rogue One
    • Rogue One
    • Rogue One 1-6
    • Battlefront: Scarif DLC
  • Prelude to Episode I, part 1 of 3
    • Jedi: The Dark Side 1-5
    • Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express 1-2
    • Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell 1-3
    • Galactic Battlegrounds (Campaign 1)
    • Cloak of Deception
  • Prelude to Episode I, part 2 of 3
    • Restraint
    • Darth Maul: Saboteur
    • Maul: Lockdown
    • Darth Maul 1-4
    • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
    • Endgame
  • Prelude to Episode I, part 3 of 3
    • Darth Plagueis
    • Jedi Council: Acts of War 1-4
    • Republic 1-6
    • Starfighter
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    • Episode I
    • Episode I
    • Episode I 1-4; 1/2
    • Episode I Adventures 1-4
    • Galactic Battlegrounds (Campaigns 2 and 3)
  • Battlefront
    • Battlefront: Twilight Company
    • Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
    • Battlefront II (if an LP is available at this stage)
  • Post Episode I
    • Republic 7-18; 27
    • Rogue Planet
  • Bounty Hunters
    • Jango Fett: Open Seasons 1-4
    • Bounty Hunter
    • Jango Fett
    • Zam Wesell
    • Republic 28-31
    • Aurra's Song
    • The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
  • Story of Quinlan Vos
    • Republic 19-26; 32-45
    • Heart of Fire
  • The Clone Wars / Rebels
    • The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5; Lost Missions
    • Dark Disciple
    • Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir 1-4
    • Ahsoka
    • Thrawn
    • A New Dawn
  • Interquel
    • Jedi Quest 1-4
    • Poison Moon
    • Starfighter: Crossbones 1-3
    • Outbound Flight
  • New Trilogy
    • Episode VII
    • Episode VII
    • Episode VII 1-6
    • Phasma
    • Captain Phasma 1-4
    • Episode VIII
    • Episode VIII
  • Prelude to Episode II
    • Republic 46-48
    • The Approaching Storm
    • Jedi Starfighter
  • Episode II
    • Episode II
    • Episode II
    • Episode II 1-4
    • Full of Surprises
    • Most Precious Weapon
    • Practice Makes Perfect
    • Machines of War
  • Early Clone Wars
    • The Clone Wars
    • Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
    • Republic 49-68
    • Jedi: Mace Windu
    • Jedi: Shaak Ti
    • Jedi: Aayla Secura
    • Jedi: Count Dooku
    • Jedi: Yoda
    • General Grievous 1-4
    • Shatterpoint
    • The Cestus Deception
    • The Hive
    • Jedi Trial
  • Clone Wars: 
    • Clone Wars Seasons 1-2
    • Clone Wars Adventures Volumes 1-10
  • Republic Commando
    • Republic Commando
    • Republic Commando: Hard Targets
    • Omega Squad: Targets
    • Republic Commando: Triple-Zero
    • Odds
    • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Boba Fett
    • Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
    • Boba Fett: Crossfire
    • Boba Fett: Maze of Deception
    • Boba Fett: Hunted
    • Boba Fett: A New Threat
    • Boba Fett: Pursuit
  • The Clone Wars
    • The Clone Wars novelization
    • The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance
    • The Clone Wars: Wild Space
    • The Clone Wars: No Prisoners
    • Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth
    • Clone Wars Gambit: Siege
    • The Clone Wars 1-12
    • The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
    • The Clone Wars digests 1-11
    • The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
    • The Clone Wars: Opress Unleashed
    • Darth Maul: Death Sentence 1-4
  • Middle Clone Wars
    • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
    • MedStar II: Jedi Healer
    • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
    • Republic 69-71
    • Obsession 1-5
    • Brothers in Arms
  • Prelude to Episode III
    • Republic 72-77
    • Routine Valor
    • Labyrinth of Evil
    • Clone Wars Season 3
  • Episode III
    • Episode III
    • Episode III
    • Episode III 1-4
    • Battlefront II (missions 1-8)
    • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
    • Republic 81-83
  • Purge
    • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
    • Purge
    • Purge: Seconds to Die
    • Purge: The Hidden Blade
    • Purge: The Tyrant's Test 1-2
    • Kenobi
  • Dark Times
    • Imperial Commando: 501st
    • Republic 78-80
    • Dark Times 1-17
    • Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness 1-5
    • Dark Times: Fire Carrier 1-5
    • Dark Times: A Spark Remains 1-5
    • In His Image
    • A Two-Edged Sword
    • Mist Encounter
    • Battlefront II (missions 9-12)
  • Darth Vader
    • Darth Vader and the Lost Command 1-5
    • Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison 1-5
    • Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin 1-5
    • Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows 1-5
  • Coruscant Nights
    • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
    • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
    • Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force
    • The Last Jedi
  • Han Solo Trilogy
    • The Paradise Snare
    • The Hutt Gambit
    • Rebel Dawn
  • Droids and Ewoks
    • Droids Special
    • Droids: The Kalarba Adventures 1-6
    • Droids: Artoo's Day Out
    • Droids: Rebellion 1-4
    • Droids: Season of Revolt 1-4
    • Droids: The Protocol Offensive
    • Droids 1-8
    • Ewoks 1-14
    • An Ewok Adventure
  • Lando Calrissian Adventures
    • Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
    • Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Osean
    • Lando Calrissian and the Starcave at ThonBoka
  • Han Solo Adventures
    • Han Solo at Stars' End
    • Classic Star Wars: Han Solo at Stars' End 1-3
    • Han Solo's Revenge
    • Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
  • The Force Unleashed
    • The Force Unleashed
    • The Force Unleashed
    • The Force Unleashed
    • The Force Unleashed II
    • The Force Unleashed II
    • The Force Unleashed II
  • Early Galactic Civil War
    • Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipe 1-5
    • Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets 1-5
    • Shadow Games
    • Death Troopers
  • Prelude to Episode IV
    • Death Star
    • Empire at War
    • X-Wing
    • Battlefront II (missions 13-15)
    • Lethal Alliance
  • Episode IV
    • Episode IV
    • Episode IV
    • Star Wars 1-6
    • Episode IV: A New Hope Special Edition 1-4
    • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
  • After the Battle of Yavin, part 1 of 5
    • Star Wars 7-38 + Annual 1
  • After the Battle of Yavin, part 2 of 5
    • Empire 1-6, 8-27, 29-40
    • Rebellion 0-16
    • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron 0.5
    • A Valentine Story
  • After the Battle of Yavin, part 3 of 5
    • Star Wars 1-20
    • The Art of the Bad Deal
    • The Assassination of Darth Vader
    • Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures 1-9
    • The Constancia Affair
    • Planet of Kadril
    • Kashyyyk Depths
    • Classic Star Wars 1-20
  • After the Battle of Yavin, part 4 of 5
    • Dark Forces
    • Battlefront II (missions 16-18)
  • After the Battle of Yavin, part 5 of 5
    • Winner Lose All
    • Scoundrels
    • Allegiance
    • Choices of One
    • Honor Among Thieves
  • Prelude to Episode V
    • Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
    • Vader's Quest 1-4
    • River of Chaos 1-4
    • Splinter of the Mind's Eye
    • Splinter of the Mind's Eye 1-4
    • Shadow Stalker
    • Tales from Mos Eisley
    • Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge
    • Rebel Heist 1-4
    • Galactic Battlegrounds (campaigns 4 and 5)
  • Episode V
    • Episode V
    • Episode V
    • Star Wars 39-44
    • Tales of the Bounty Hunters
  • Post Episode V, Part 1 of 2
    • Star Wars 45-80; Annuals 2-3
  • Post Episode V, Part 2 of 2
    • TIE Fighter
    • Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
    • Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Shadows of the Empire
    • Shadows of the Empire
    • Shadows of the Empire 1-6
    • Shadows of the Empire
    • Shadows of the Empire mini-comics
    • X-Wing Alliance
  • Boba Fett
    • Boba Fett: Enemy of the State 1-4
    • Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika 1-5
    • Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett 1-4
    • Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead 1-4
    • Empire 7, 28
    • Boba Fett: Overkill
    • Boba Fett: Salvage
    • Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction
    • Boba Fett: Bounty on Bar-Kooda
    • Boba Fett: When the Fat Lady Swings
    • Boba Fett: Murder Most Foul
    • Boba Fett: Agent of Doom
  • Episode VI
    • Episode VI
    • Episode VI
    • Return of the Jedi 1-4
    • Tales from Jabba's Palace
  • Post Episode VI
    • The Truce at Bakura
    • Star Wars 81-107
    • Galactic Battlegrounds (campaign 6)
  • Wild Space
    • Omnibus: Wild Space Volumes 1-2
    • Tales from the Empire
    • Tales from the New Republic
  • Infinities
    • Infinities: A New Hope 1-4
    • Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back 1-4
    • Infinities: Return of the Jedi
    • The Star Wars 0-8
  • Bounty Hunter Wars
    • The Mandalorian Armor
    • Slave Ship
    • Hard Merchandise
  • Shadows of the Empire II
    • Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand 0-6
    • Shadows of the Empire: Evolution 1-5
  • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
    • Rogue Squadron
    • Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    • Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
    • Rogue Leader 1-3
    • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron 1-35; Special; Handbook
  • Future of the Jedi, 1 of 2
    • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
    • Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • X-Wing
    • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
    • X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble
    • X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
    • X-Wing: The Bacta War
    • X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
    • X-Wing: Iron Fist
    • X-Wing: Solo Command
  • Marriage of Han Solo and Leia Organa
    • The Courtship of Princess Leia
    • Corphelion Interlude
    • A Forest Apart
    • Tatooine Ghost
  • Thrawn Trilogy
    • Heir to the Empire
    • Heir to the Empire 1-6
    • Dark Force Rising
    • Dark Force Rising 1-6
    • The Last Command
    • The Last Command 1-6
  • Dark Empire Trilogy
    • Dark Empire 1-6
    • Dark Empire II 1-6
    • Empire's End 1-2
    • Dark Empire Handbook
  • Jedi Academy Trilogy
    • Jedi Search
    • Dark Apprentice
    • Champions of the Force
    • I, Jedi
    • X-Wing: Isard's Revenge
  • Crimson Empire Trilogy
    • Crimson Empire 0-6
    • The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil
    • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood 1-6
    • Hard Currency
    • The Third Time Pays for All
    • Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost
    • Crimson Empire Handbook
  • Future of the Jedi, 2 of 2
    • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    • Children of the Jedi
    • Darksaber
    • Planet of Twilight
    • Jedi Academy: Leviathan 1-4
    • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • New Republic Crises, 1 of 2
    • X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
    • The Crystal Star
    • Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy
      • Before the Storm
      • Shield of Lies
      • Tyrant's Test
  • New Republic Crises, 2 of 2
    • The New Rebellion
    • Corellian Trilogy
      • Ambush at Corellia
      • Assault at Selonia
      • Showdown at Centerpoint
  • Hand of Thrawn Duology
    • Specter of the Past
    • Vision of the Future
  • A Time of Peace
    • Union 1-4
    • Scourge
    • Fool's Bargain
    • Survivor's Quest
  • Children of the Jedi
    • Junior Jedi Knights
      • The Golden Globe
      • Lyric's World
      • Promises
      • Anakin's Quest
      • Vader's Fortress
      • Kenobi's Blade
    • Young Jedi Knights
      • Heirs of the Force
      • Shadow Academy
      • The Lost Ones
      • Lightsabers
      • Darkest Knight
      • Jedi Under Siege
      • Shards of Alderaan
      • Diversity Alliance
      • Delusions of Grandeur
      • Jedi Bounty
      • The Emperor's Plague
      • Return to Ord Mantell
      • Trouble on Cloud City
      • Crisis at Crystal Reef
  • Yuuzhan Vong War, 1 of 5
    • Vector Prime
    • Chewbacca 1-4
    • Invasion: Refugees 0-5
    • Invasion: Rescues 1-6
    • Invasion: Revelations 1-5
    • Boba Fett: A Practical Man
  • Yuuzhan Vong War, 2 of 5
    • Dark Tide I: Onslaught
    • Dark Tide II: Ruin
    • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
    • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
    • Balance Point
  • Yuuzhan Vong War, 3 of 5
    • Recovery
    • Edge of Victory I: Conquest
    • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
    • Star by Star
  • Yuuzhan Vong War, 4 of 5
    • Dark Journey
    • Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
    • Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
    • Traitor
    • Destiny's Way
  • Yuuzhan Vong War, 5 of 5
    • Ylesia
    • Force Heretic I: Remnant
    • Force Heretic II: Refugee
    • Force Heretic III: Reunion
    • The Final Prophecy
    • The Unifying Force
  • Dark Nest Trilogy
    • The Joiner King
    • The Unseen Queen
    • The Swarm War
  • Legacy of the Force
    • Betrayal
    • Bloodlines
    • Tempest
    • Exile
    • Sacrifice
    • Inferno
    • Fury
    • Revelation
    • Invincible
  • Further Adventures
    • Crosscurrent
    • Riptide
    • Millennium Falcon
  • Fate of the Jedi
    • Outcast
    • Omen
    • Abyss
    • Backlash
    • Allies
    • Vortex
    • Conviction
    • Ascension
    • Apocalypse
  • Road to Legacy
    • X-Wing: Mercy Kill
    • Crucible
  • Legacy
    • Legacy 0-50
    • Legacy: War 1-6
    • Legacy II 1-18
  • Tales and Visionaries
    • Tales 1-24
    • Visionaries



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