October 11th is Star Wars Reads Day! That’s this Saturday if you can believe it. (The date certainly snuck up on me this year.) I love Star Wars Reads Day because it celebrates two awesome things: reading and Star Wars. While I feel a bit old to go to any of the events, I still like to participate by reading a Star Wars book in honor of the holiday.
If do you have kids or kids related to you that your relatives will let you borrow for the afternoon, you can check out more about Star Wars Reads Day on the Star Wars website. Some of your local bookstores or libraries are probably holding events that day.
If you’re like me though and would simply like to join in by reading the day away, here are some great reads to get you in the Star Wars Reads Day spirit!
1. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Series by Ian Doescher ~ I’m a Shakespeare nerd as well as a Star Wars fan so these books completely tickled my fancy. These books are both hilarious and decent adaptations of the original films. You need to read them if you haven’t already. They’re just too much fun to pass up!
2. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller ~ I don’t know how unpopular of an opinion this is, but Obi Wan Kenobi is my favorite (human) Star Wars character. I find him absolutely fascinating. Kenobi just so happens to be a great book about him set right after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It’s sort of a space western set on Tatooine–which basically means it’s a lot of fun to read.
3. Force Storm (Dawn of the Jedi V. 1) ~ Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Jedi? Well, I hadn’t until I read this graphic novel. I’ve only read the first in the series, but the setting and characters set up a really interesting story. I’d definitely recommend checking it out.
4.Jeffrey Brown’s Star Wars Series by Jeffrey Brown ~ These books are just too adorable and funny. They may be shelved in the children’s section at the library, but I’ve read and enjoyed them as a full grown woman so definitely pick one up. I especially liked Vader’s Little Princess. It’s super fun to read Vader raising Leia.
As for what I’ll be reading. . .
About two weeks ago I picked up Knight Errant at a library book sale. Star Wars Reads Day will be the perfect occasion for me to delve into a new graphic novel adventure.
How will you be celebrating Star Wars Reads Day?