Less than two weeks to go until Star Wars Day at Central Library Peterborough and then The Force Awakens hits our screens!
If you’re super excited and want something to stop the gap until showtime, how about picking up one of the many books in the Star Wars franchise? I know culturally we tend to look down on tie-in novels (and to be fair some are less than stellar), but most Star Wars books I’ve read have been well-written and tightly plotted.
As a bonus the Star Wars universe is so large that you can pick up a book on a variety of topics. Want to know how the Millennium Falcon is put together? Try the Owner’s Workshop Manual! Want to read the Star Wars trilogy as Shakespeare plays? Start with Verily, A New Hope! And if you want some thrilling fiction then you’ve got a wealth of reading ahead of you.
So where to begin?
Star Wars fiction
Try one of the prolific Star Wars authors or have a look at my Star Wars reading list:
As well as these tried and true authors there are quite a few new Star Wars fiction titles to tempt you too. If you’re not sure where to start with all these novel options give this post from Tor.com “Where to Begin with Star Wars Books” a read first.
Star Wars non-fiction
If that’s not your cup of tea then try some Star Wars-adjacent books like My Best Friend is a Wookiee or the autobiographies of Carrie Fisher (otherwise known as Princess Leia), or try something different again with:
Books for younglings
What about if you’re too young to remember seeing A New Hope at the cinema? You’re in luck, there’s been an influx of Star Wars books aimed at kids and they’re all available at your local library.
- Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series
- New retellings of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
- Jeffrey Brown’s funny and adorable comics
- Star Wars LEGO books for kids
- Star Wars fiction for kids
Any favourites I’ve missed?