Before Star Wars kicked off its new film trilogy, Lucasfilm rendered years of Star Wars novels 'non-canon' and relegated them to "Star Wars Legends". Fans weren't happy, but this new beginning gave the series a chance to re-focus and for writers, new and old, to craft original stories around great Star Wars characters. Whether you're a fan or not, the new novels have been

Here's an essential reading list of Star Wars books, in the new continuity, that you need to read.