Recalling Star Wars Books with Nerd Lunch

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For over a year now, I’ve been a part of Nerd Lunch’s Star Wars podcast panel. It all started with a general Star Wars drilldown and over the past several months we’ve been re-watching and examining the first six movies of the the saga. Three of us from the group – host Paxton Holley, fellow guest Michael May, and I – also have a history of reading Star Wars books.

So we joined forces on the latest episode of the podcast to talk about the literary journeys we’ve been on with Star Wars. It was a fun discussion where we all take a look at how our different backgrounds brought us into the Expanded Universe and shaped our reading choices going forward.

From which Star Wars book we found first to our favorites and least favorites we cover a lot of ground both in the books now considered Legends and the newest canon stories from a galaxy far, far away. We also take some time near the end to go over some recommendations we have to anyone who’d like to start their own Star Wars reading adventures now with the excitement of The Force Awakens.

You’ll find my reviews of some of the Star Wars books mentioned on this show here on FANgirl including Battlefront: Twilight Company and X-Wing: Mercy Kill. If you’re interested to learn more about why I liked Jaina Solo so much, check out my recent thank you note to her. And after you’ve read Lost Stars be sure to listen to our Hyperspace Theories podcast episode all about it.

You can find Nerd Lunch on iTunes and Stitcher. Find Michael May on his blog.

Nerd Lunch 4th Chair ArmyBe sure to also check out the previous Nerd Lunch Star Wars drilldowns with:

 A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom MenaceAttack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith.

and the podcast episode that started my journey as Nerd Lunch Leia:

 Setting the Table on Star Wars.



She grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. Life’s taken her on a bit of a different path, but she’s okay with that. Kay is FANgirl's resident geek fashion expert and co-host of the Hyperspace Theories podcast. She reviews books and movies for the site with a heart for storytelling and a mind that likes to analyze. Kay's been a guest on various podcasts sharing her love and knowledge of storytelling, film-making, fashion, and of course, Star Wars. Most days are filled with her work as a creative services professional - designing websites & branding, photographing, voice acting, editing, and more. Kay spends the little bit of free time she has reading, costuming, and, of course, making pew pew noises. She would pick up more jobs and hobbies if she was a Time Lord.