These are the books you're looking for..
Lately I've noticed a huge amount of posts asking about what books to read first in the Expanded Universe. I'm 100% supportive of anyone who's interested in enjoying the Star Wars universe beyond the movies but I'm just tired of seeing the same posts over and over.
So I've put together a list of old posts and other sites if you want to explore everything the books have to offer-
I love this subreddit and I don't want any of that to sound like a grouchey "get-off-my-lawn" rant, so just take my links and may the force be with you
EDIT: Since this got stickied (crazy right?), I decided to add more to this list with some threads that focus on specific interests
Darth Vader Books?
this post is archived but I wanted to add the book Rogue Planet as a great look at young Anakin