May the Fourth Be With You!

In honor of all things STAR WARS, here are a few reading lists of our most beloved characters because you can’t be a successful Wookie, Sith Lord, Smuggler, Jedi, Princess, or little green dude without having read a thing or two.  And as always: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

What Would Chewbacca Read?

Great HairGreat Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day by Nick Arrojo

English SimplifiedEnglish Simplified: Grammar, Punctuation and Mechanics, Word Choice, Paragraphs and Essays, Research Writing and Documentation, ESL Tips by Blanche Ellsworth

Objects in Motion: Principles of Classical Mechanics by Paul Fleisher

Objects in Motion: Principles of Classical Mechanics by Paul Fleisher

GinsbergCollected Poems, 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg (particularly the poem, Howl)

What the Dog SawWhat the Dog Saw and Other Adventures  by Malcolm Gladwell

The Pilot's RadioThe Pilot’s Radio Communications Handbook by Paul E. Illman

The Abused Werewolf Rescue GroupThe Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks

The Amazing Story of Quantum MechanicsThe Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World by James Kakalios

Pilot PupsPilot Pups by Michelle Meadows

The Knife of Never Letting GoThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Art of Racing in the RainThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

shiverShiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The Black Hole WarBlack Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind

A Beautiful FriendshipA Beautiful Friendship by David Weber

What Would Darth Vader Read?

Living a Healthy LifeLiving a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and Other Physical and Mental Health Conditions

Why Does He Do That?Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

Hyperbole and a HalfHyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Alie Brosh

Ender's GameEnder’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Solar Energy ProjectsSolar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius by Gavin D. J. Harper

Mein KampfMein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Unlock Your Muscle GeneUnlock Your Muscle Gene: Trigger the Biological Mechanisms that Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life by Ori Hofmekler

Evil GeniusEvil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Mighty RobotsMighty Robots: Mechanical Marvels That Fascinate and Frighten by David Jones

The Future of the MindThe Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku

Mechanics of ManLeonardo Da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man by Clayton Martin

The Allergy and Asthma CureThe Allergy and Asthma Cure: A Complete 8-Step Nutritional Program by Fred Pescatore

Raising a Gifted ChildThe Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Gifted Child: All You Need to Know to Meet Your Child’s Emotional, Social, and Academic Needs by Sarah Herbert Robbins

Making Things MoveMaking Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists by Dustyn Roberts

The Art of WarThe Art of War by Sun Tzu

What Would Han Solo Read?

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Smuggler's MoonSmuggler’s Moon: A Sir John Fielding Mystery by Bruce Alexander

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

100 Bullets100 Bullets [1] First Shot, Last Call by Brian Azzarello


Goldfinger: 007, A James Bond Novel by Ian Fleming

Viper PilotViper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat by Dan Hampton

B for BusterB for Buster by Iain Lawrence

High-Speed ThrillsHigh-Speed Thrills: Acceleration and Velocity by Nathan Lepora

Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L. A. Meyer

When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough

Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn’t Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters by C. J. Petersen

dodgerDodger by Terry Pratchett

Backflash by Richard StarkBackflash by Richard Stark

Pirate FreedomPirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe

What Would Luke Skywalker Read?

The Boy MechanicThe Boy Mechanic Makes Toys: 159 Games, Toys, Tricks, and Other Amusements Instrument Flying

MancraftsPopular Mechanics: Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling, and Other Cool Things To Do: Man Crafts

Spacer and RatSpacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard

Meditation for DummiesMeditation for Dummies by Stephan Bodian

Ender's ShadowEnder’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

Ready Player OneReady Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline

The SupernaturalistThe Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer

Who Are These People?Who Are These People?: Coping With Family Dynamics by Michael Fallon

Sure FireSure Fire by Jack Higgins

Danger's HourDanger’s Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

cinderCinder by Marissa Meyer

A Confusion of PrincesA Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

hatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

What Would Princess Leia Read?

Dirty Laundry: Stories About Family SecretsDirty Laundry: Stories About Family Secrets

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen AbbottLiar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

The Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-QuallenThe Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Perfect Chemistry by Simone ElkelesPerfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Incarceron by Catherine FisherIncarceron by Catherine Fisher

Bunheads: A Novel by Sophie FlackBunheads: A Novel by Sophie Flack

Kimchi and Calamari by Rose KentKimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’EngleA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Legend by Marie LuLegend by Marie Lu

Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—For What They Want by Selena RezvaniPushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—For What They Want by Selena Rezvani

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee StoneAlmost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah StrohmeyerSmart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives by Frank J. SullowayBorn to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives by Frank J. Sulloway

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher UlrichWell-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala YousafzaiI am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

What Would Yoda Read?

Living From the Heart: Hearth Rhythm Meditation for Energy, Clarity, Peace, Joy, and Inner Power by Puran BairLiving From the Heart: Heart Rhythm Meditation for Energy, Clarity, Peace, Joy, and Inner Power by Puran Bair

How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness by Jan Chozen BaysHow to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness by Jan Chozen Bays

Little Green Men by Christopher BuckleyLittle Green Men by Christopher Buckley

Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions by Nhất HạnhTaming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions by Nhất Hạnh

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock EideThe Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock Eide

The Mediation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques by David FontanaThe Mediation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques by David Fontana

Energy: Green Science Projects About Solar, Wind, and Water Power by Robert GardnerEnergy: Green Science Projects About Solar, Wind, and Water Power by Robert Gardner

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Simple Meditation & Relaxation by Joel LeveySimple Meditation & Relaxation by Joel Levey

Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership by Janice MarturanoFinding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership by Janice Marturano

Allosaurus vs. Brachiosaurus: Might Against Height by Michael O’HearnAllosaurus vs. Brachiosaurus: Might Against Height by Michael O’Hearn

Grammar Essentials: Learning to Express Yourself Clearly and Effectively by Judith F. OlsonGrammar Essentials: Learning to Express Yourself Clearly and Effectively by Judith F. Olson

The Science of Forces: Projects with Experiments on Forces and Machines by Steve ParkerThe Science of Forces: Projects with Experiments on Forces and Machines by Steve Parker

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan SonnenblickZen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick

It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living by Crissy TraskIt’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living by Crissy Trask


About Princess Leia

I am the Teen Services Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library.
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