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May the Words Be With You on Star Wars Reads Day

For the fourth year in a row, October 10 marks Star Wars Reads Day, with over a thousand events planned internationally. Publishers are hosting meet-and-greets with authors, panel discussions, readings, Star Wars themed games and other events in an effort to promote literacy as well as the December 18 release of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Reads events are scheduled to take place in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, the UK, and the US. Since its inauguration in 2012, the annual literary celebration has encompassed over 2,500 events. This year is unique, in that the event will also feature over twenty books built around the upcoming film. 

If you’re a Star Wars fan, check out the events here.  And if you want to prepare, or if you can’t make it, here’s a list of some awesome books to get you started. 

 

Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham 

 

Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

 

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

 

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry

 

Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure by Greg Rucka

 

The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry

 

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