For any Star Wars fan, the books written on the Star Wars Universe are plenty and not all of them are worth reading. Among the selection are some gems and these are the ones we compiled here. From the entire selection of Star Wars books, we found the must read selection of the 5 best.

5 Best Star Wars Books From The Star Wars Universe

1. Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy – Timothy Zahn

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At over 400 pages, STAR WARS: THE THRAWN TRILOGY is the ultimate fan package. These comics go to great lengths to capture the details of the books, bringing many new characters, worlds, ships, and situations that, honestly, fit like a glove in Lucas’s fantastic universe.

2. Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn – Timothy Zahn

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A good follow up to The Thrawn Trilogy, The Hand Of Thrawn will continue the Tomothy Zahns vision of the Star Wars universe.

3. Star Wars: The X-Wing Series – Michael A. Stackpole, Aaron Allston

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The X-Wing/Wraith Squadron adventures are one of the most popular series in the Star Wars universe. This contains all the classic Xwing books, from Michael A Stackpole and Aaron Allston. While they are all Xwing books, there is essentially 2 different stories being told, one by each author.

4. Star Wars: Darth Bane Series –  Drew Karpyshyn

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This book gives a great back story of the Sith. Not only is this a great value as a three book bundle, but the saga of Darth Bane is so amazingly fun and enriching to the Star Wars lore it’s hard to imagine having not read it.

5. Darth Plagueis – James Luceno

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At 368 pages Darth Plagueis isn’t the biggest novel in the Expanded Universe. Author James Luceno delivers his magnum opus with such skill and care that you can tell this was a novel years in the making.