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Complete List Of Best Star Wars Short Stories – Best Star Wars Novels

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Star Wars is one of the most known movie series across the globe, but little do people know that they also have one of the best star wars novels.

If you’re trying to find some Star Wars-related books to read, don’t worry, we got you.

Below, we have listed down some of the best Star Wars short stories featuring iconic characters, lightsaber replicas, and Star Wars Darksaber!

Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Solo
  • Rogue One
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Canon Stories

Release Date Of The Novel Title of the novel Author of the Novel Publisher of the Novel Timeline of the Novel Who can read the novel
September 2015 A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy Alexandra Bracken Disney Lucasfilm Press 0 BBY–0 ABY Young reader
September 2015 The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? Adam Gidwitz Disney Lucasfilm Press 3 ABY Young reader
September 2015 Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Tom Angleberger Disney Lucasfilm Press 4 ABY Young reader
December 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Alan Dean Foster Del Rey Books 34 ABY Adult
February 2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A Junior Novel Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press 34 ABY Young reader
February 2016 The Force Awakens: Rey’s Story Elizabeth Schaefer Disney Lucasfilm Press 34 ABY Young reader
September 2016 The Force Awakens: Finn’s Story Jesse J. Holland Disney Lucasfilm Press 34 ABY Young reader
December 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Alexander Freed Del Rey Books 0 BBY Adult
December 2016 Star Wars: Rogue One – A Junior Novel Matt Forbeck Disney Lucasfilm Press 0 BBY Young reader
May 2017 Star Wars: A New Hope Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd 0 BBY–0 ABY Young reader
May 2017 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd 3 ABY Young reader
May 2017 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd 4 ABY Young reader
March 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Expanded Edition Jason Fry Del Rey Books 34 ABY Adult
March 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A Junior Novel Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press 34 ABY Young reader
September 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story – Expanded Edition Mur Lafferty Del Rey Books 13–10 BBY Adult
September 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story – A Junior Novel Joe Schreiber Disney Lucasfilm Press 13–10 BBY Young reader
March 2020 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition Rae Carson Del Rey Books 35 ABY Adult
April 2021 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – A Junior Novel Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press 35 ABY Young reader

Star Wars Insider (2014–present)

  • “Blade Squadron: Part 1” (#149, April 2014) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)
  • “Blade Squadron: Part 2” (#150, June 2014) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)
  • “One Thousand Levels Down” (#151, July 2014) by Alexander Freed (0 ABY)
  • “The End of History” (#154, December 2014) by Alexander Freed (10 BBY)
  • “Last Call at the Zero Angle” (#156, March 2015) by Jason Fry (0 ABY)
  • “Orientation” (#157, April 2015) by John Jackson Miller (14 BBY)
  • “Rebel Bluff” (#158, June 2015) by Michael Kogge (4 BBY)
  • “Kindred Spirits” (#159, July 2015) by Christie Golden (20 BBY)
  • “Blade Squadron: Zero Hour” (#160, September 2015) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)
  • “Inbrief” (#161, November 2015) by Janine K. Spendlove (3 ABY)
  • “Bait” (#162, December 2015) by Alan Dean Foster (34 ABY)
  • “Scorched” (#165, May 2016) by Delilah S. Dawson (28 ABY)
  • “TK-146275” (#166, June 2016) by Sylvain Neuvel (11–1 BBY)
  • “Blade Squadron: Kuat” (#168, September 2016) by Mark Williams & David Williams (5 ABY)
  • “Turning Point” (#169, October 2016) by Jason Hugh (4 ABY)
  • “The Voice of the Empire” (#170, December 2016) by Mur Lafferty (17 BBY)
  • “Blade Squadron: Jakku” (#172, April 2017) by Mark Williams & David Williams (5 ABY)

The Rise of the Empire (October 2015)

  • “Mercy Mission” by Melissa Scott (14 BBY)
  • “Bottleneck” by John Jackson Miller (12 BBY)
  • “The Levers of Power” by Jason Fry (4 ABY)

 The Perfect Weapon

  • “The Perfect Weapon” (November 2015) by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY)

The collection Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

  • “All Creatures Great and Small” (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • “High Noon on Jakku” (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku” (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (31 ABY; flashbacks to 19 BBY)
  • “The Face of Evil” (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • “A Recipe for Death” (April 2016) by Landry Q. Walker (Pre–32 BBY)
  • “True Love” (April 2016) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)

From a Certain Point of View (October 2017)

  • “Raymus” by Gary Whitta (0 BBY)
  • “The Bucket” by Christie Golden (0 BBY)
  • “The Sith of Datawork” by Ken Liu (0 BBY)
  • “Stories in the Sand” by Griffin McElroy (0 BBY)
  • “Reirin” by Sabaa Tahir (0 BBY)
  • “The Red One” by Rae Carson (0 BBY)
  • “Rites” by John Jackson Miller (0 BBY)
  • “Master and Apprentice” by Claudia Gray (0 BBY)
  • “Beru Whitesun Lars” by Meg Cabot (0 BBY)
  • “The Luckless Rodian” by Renee Ahdieh (0 BBY)
  • “Not for Nothing” by Mur Lafferty (0 BBY)
  • “We Don’t Serve Their Kind Here” by Chuck Wendig
  • “The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper” by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction (0 BBY)
  • “Added Muscle” by Paul Dini (0 BBY)
  • “You Owe Me a Ride” by Zoraida Cordova (0 BBY)
  • “The Secrets of Long Snoot” by Delilah S. Dawson (0 BBY)
  • “Born in the Storm” by Daniel Jose Older (0 BBY)
  • “Laina” by Wil Wheaton (0 BBY)
  • “Fully Operational” by Beth Revis (0 BBY)
  • “An Incident Report” by Mallory Ortberg (0 BBY)
  • “Change of Heart” by Elizabeth Wein (0 BBY)
  • “Eclipse” by Madeleine Roux (0 BBY)
  • “Verge of Greatness” by Pablo Hidalgo (0 BBY)
  • “Far Too Remote” by Jeffrey Brown (0 BBY)
  • “The Trigger” by Kieron Gillen (0 BBY)
  • “Of MSE-6 and Men” by Glen Weldon (0 BBY)
  • “Bump” by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (0 BBY)
  • “End of Watch” by Adam Christopher (0 BBY)
  • “The Baptist” by Nnedi Okorafor (0 BBY)
  • “Time of Death” by Cavan Scott (0 BBY)
  • “There Is Another” by Gary D. Schmidt (0 BBY)
  • “Palpatine” by Ian Doescher (0 BBY)
  • “Sparks” by Paul S. Kemp (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • “Duty Roster” by Jason Fry (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • “Desert Son” by Pierce Brown (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • “Grounded” by Greg Rucka (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • “Contingency Plan” by Alexander Freed (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • “The Angle” by Charles Soule (0 ABY)
  • “By Whatever Sun” by E.K. Johnston & Ashley Eckstein (0 ABY)
  • “Whills” by Tom Angleberger (0 ABY)

Canto Bight (December 2017)

  • “Rules of the Game”, by Saladin Ahmed (34 ABY)
  • “Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing”, by Rae Carson (34 ABY)
  • “The Wine in Dreams”, by Mira Grant (34 ABY)
  • “The Ride”, by John Jackson Miller (34 ABY)

Children’s books

  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories, by Various Authors (32 BBY-34 ABY)
  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back, by Various Authors (32 BBY-34 ABY)
  • The Prequel Trilogy Stories, by Various Authors (32 BBY-19 BBY)
  • The Phantom Menace Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Elizabeth Schaefer (32 BBY)
  • The Phantom Menace, by Courtney Carbone (32 BBY)
  • Attack of the Clones, by Geof Smith (22 BBY)
  • Attack of the Clones Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Lucasfilm Book Group (22 BBY)
  • Forces of Destiny: Tales of Hope & Courage, by Elizabeth Schaefer (21 BBY-34 ABY)
  • Revenge of the Sith, by Geof Smith (19 BBY)
  • Revenge of the Sith Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Lucasfilm Book Group (19 BBY)
  • Chopper Saves the Day, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Sabine’s Art Attack, by Jennifer Heddle (5 BBY)
  • Zeb to the Rescue, by Michael Siglain (5 BBY)
  • Ezra and the Pilot, by Jennifer Heddle (5 BBY)
  • Ezra’s Wookiee Rescue, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • The Secret Jedi: The Adventures of Kanan Jarrus: Rebel Leader, by Ben Harper (5 BBY)
  • A New Hero, by Pablo Hidalgo (5 BBY)
  • TIE Fighter Trouble, by Brooke Vitale (5 BBY)
  • The Inquisitor’s Trap, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • Hera’s Phantom Flight, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Kanan’s Jedi Training, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Always Bet on Chopper, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • Rogue One Secret Mission, by Jason Fry (0 BBY)
  • Bounty Hunt, by Katrina Pallant (0 BBY)
  • A New Hope, by Geof Smith (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • A New Hope Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • The Rise of a Hero, by Louise Simonson (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • Escape from Darth Vader, by Michael Siglain (0 BBY)
  • Trouble on Tatooine, by Nate Millici (0 BBY)
  • Trapped in the Death Star!, by Michael Siglain (0 BBY)
  • Death Star Battle, by Michael Siglain (0 ABY)
  • The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, by Tony DiTerlizzi (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy, by Ryder Windham (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Original Trilogy Stories, by Various Authors (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Power of the Dark Side, by Benjamin Harper (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Chewbacca Story, by Benjamin Harper (0 BBY-34 ABY)
  • A Leader Named Leia, by Jennifer Heddle (0 BBY-34 ABY)
  • Part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi promotional campaign.
  • Han and the Rebel Rescue, by Nate Millici (0 ABY)
  • Luke and the Lost Jedi Temple, by Jason Fry (0 ABY)
  • The Empire Strikes Back, by Geof Smith (3 ABY)
  • The Empire Strikes Back Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (3 ABY)
  • AT-AT Attack!, by Calliope Glass (3 ABY)
  • Use the Force, by Michael Siglain (3 ABY)
  • Leia and the Great Island Escape, by Jason Fry (4 ABY)
  • Return of the Jedi, by Geof Smith (4 ABY)
  • Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (4 ABY)
  • Rescue from Jabba’s Palace, by Michael Siglain (4 ABY)
  • Ewoks Join the Fight, by Michael Siglain (4 ABY)
  • Poe and the Missing Ship, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens, by Christopher Nicholas (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens Storybook, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook & CD, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • Rey to the Rescue!, by Lisa Stock (34 ABY)
  • Finn & The First Order, by Brian Rood (34 ABY)
  • Rey Meets BB-8, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • Finn & Poe Team Up!, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • Finn & Rey Escape!, by Brian Rood (34 ABY)
  • Han & Chewie Return!, by Michael Siglain (34 ABY)
  • Chaos at the Castle, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Fight in the Forest, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens: New Adventures, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • Finn’s Mission, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • The Adventures of BB-8, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • BB-8 on the Run, by Drew Daywalt (34 ABY)
  • Lightsaber Rescue, by Play-A-Sound (34 ABY)
  • Rolling with BB-8!, by Benjamin Harper (34 ABY)
  • Rey’s Journey, by Ella Patrick (34 ABY)
  • Rose and Finn’s Mission, by Ella Patrick (34 ABY)
  • Chewie and the Porgs, by Kevin Shinick (34 ABY)

Did we miss out on anything about the Star Wars novels above? Let us know what we missed out by leaving a comment in the comments section below!

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