In case you were not aware, I’m kind of a giant nerd. One of the fandoms I have always followed is Star Wars. I am super-excited (in a concerned way) about the new movie coming out this summer. Since this week is sort of close to Star Wars Day (May 4th- which really should have been the release day for the movie), today, I’m featuring my favorite Star Wars Books!
I really think that most of the success of the franchise is owed to the authors of Star Wars books. They are the ones who took it from a neat idea and transformed it into a full-blown universe similar to Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings.
Favorite Star Wars Books (from a true Star Wars Nerd)
Honestly, I’m not sure how dedicated you have to be to the series to be a “true” nerd, but I’m sure whatever it is, I meet the criteria. With two brothers who talked all Star Wars all the time growing up, combined with my playing dozens of Star Wars video games and reading over 20 Star Wars books, I’m pretty confident I can name more Star Wars spaceships and planets than real-life planets.
These are some of my favorite Star Wars books:
This is the series that really made Star Wars into what it is today. All the politics and planets in the prequel movies? Created in this book series. It’s amazing, and really brings dimension to the original story. You can choose from the book version or a comic version- I imagine both are great, but I still prefer the book version.
This series follows an X-wing pilot not connected to the main bunch, which I always liked. Let some side characters get some fun! It’s not quite as cool as anything Timothy Zhaun creates, but still a good read for Star Wars fans if you like a bit more action and a little less magic. The X-Wing Series is also good.
Tales from the New Republic
There are likely better stories out there, but this short story collection has really stuck with me over the years. It focuses mainly on fringe stories, which I always like to see. This collection also has a collaboration story between Stackpole and Zhaun (the authors of the two series listed above), so that is probably why I like it.
Star Wars Blueprints
This book really feeds my nerdy side. Although this book wasn’t released when I was a kid, we would have had a lot of fun going over the blueprints. It makes the universe feel real.
Star Wars Joke Book
Not much to say about this one except that who doesn’t need a Star Wars joke book?
Do you read Star Wars books? Which are your favorites?
Lit Lover’s Link Up
And now it is time for YOU! All posts linked up will be shared and pinned by me! Link your neglected book and quote posts for some extra juice!
Remember, you can link up as many book or quote-related posts as you want!
As always, I will feature my favorite link-up in next week’s Lit Lover’s edition. When you share your post with me, you agree to for me to use one image from your post in next week’s LL.. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Lit Lover’s Pinterest board and send you weekly link-up reminders so you can keep joining in.
If you want to be added as a contributor to the Lit Lover’s group board, just send me an e-mail at brenda atwith your Pinterest user name.
This Week’s Lit Lover Features
Last week, I loved two posts linked by Based on a True Story! She talks about how she doesn’t feel bad not finishing books- what do you think? She also joined in a fun library scavenger hunt, which seems like a really fun challenge for us to think about doing in the future!
1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, memes, whatever!).
2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.
3. Visit the features and some of the other posts and have some fun!
4. Use the hashtag #litlovers when sharing this link-up!