Time is flying! It’s already May the fourth again and we are celebrating Star Wars Day! For this feast I decided to come up with something special: This post is about 8 books you should read based on your Star Wars ethos. Are you drawn to the dark side, or are you more Jedi than Sith? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered. There’s a book list for all you Jedi Masters as well as for all the Sith Lords in a galaxy far far away.

Due to internet problems I had while being away to work this post was uploaded soooo late. Sorry for that guys. Let’s pretend it’s still May the fourth for a moment, alright?!

Jedi Master
Jedis are known for being wise, devoted and well balanced. They are highly respected for their selflessness as well as their cooperativeness and love to pass their wisdom on to others. My selection of books is therefore about those that help and those that teach others to do the same.

I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai
Malala has experienced more in her short life than most of us have. She has been raised in Pakistan established herself as an international advocate for girl’s education, got targeted and shot by the Taliban. This is a story about bravery and refusal to be silenced. This is the record of a girl defending womans rights and passing on her experience to all who want to listen.

“Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.”
Robert M. Pirsig’s “Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” is a story of a summer motorcycle trip where father and son share their thoughts on love, fear, growth, discovery and acceptance. The book covers fundamental questions in life, often using the motorcycle as an analogy.

THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
This novel tells the story of African American maids working with white families in Jackson, Missisippi, during the early 1960’s. Skeeter, the daugther of a white family, who wants to become a writer is curious about the way maids are treated. She decides to reveal the truth about being a colored maid in Mississippi to help them change their working conditions.

THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine Saint-Exupéry
“The little prince” is a childrens book. At least it was intended to be, but the story about the little prince fallen to Earth offers insight on loneliness, friendship, love and loss to people of all ages. The story is philosphical remarking on the strangeness of the adult world.

Sith Lord
As a Sith Lord you are more than powerful. You know what you want and take it without thinking about others. You are often filled with anger, hate and jealousy as well as fear.
In the five books highlighted below you’ll find characters of great power, whose judgement is often clouded from all their negative emotions. These are stories about enviousness, rage and retaliation.

PRINCE OF THORNS by Mark Lawrence
Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath lives in a world where war is a daily routine. Leading a group of cutthroats, he moves through this world plundering, muggin and raping.  He is driven by revenge for his mother and brother who were murder by henchmen of an adjoining kingdom. Jorg is the born antagonist cold to the bone, calculating and evil, but as the story unfolds it seems he is not the worst person out there. Slowly his hard shell begins to crumble…

AMERICAN PSYCHO by Bret Easton Ellis
Patrick Bateman is a businessman and he loves to kill. In this novel Patrick narrates his everyday activities on Wall Street as well as his murders by night. Throught the story Patricks murders become increasingly sadistic and complex. His grasp on sanity begins to slip…

ROGUES by George R.R. Martin and others
Rogues is a cross-genre anthology featuring 21 original short stories from various authors. There is something for everybody there: science fiction, msytery, fantasy, comedy and tragedy. Without regard to genre this is an anthology for those who love con men, thieves and other villains.

As a Sith Lord you know what it’s like to become a Dark Lord. It is not an easy thing to do. There are heroes to defeat, armies to raise and troops to organise. It’s so easy to screw up that evil wrote an easy handbook about the do’s and dont’s of being a Dark Lord, but studying those seems to be harder than intended …

Which side do you choose?
Which books are you planning to read?
Tell us in the comments.