Having read very little Star Wars fiction, yet being a fan of the series, I've decided after watching a Star Wars marathon of all of the movies that I'd start reading the novels to continue the story. Which book/series should I start with to continue the adventures of Luke Skywalker and company?
According to Wikipedia, Kathy Tyers' The Truce at Bakura looks like the first book after Return of the Jedi chronologically.
That being said, I've always considered Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy (starting with Heir to the Empire) to be my stand-in for episodes 7-9. The quality of those books in particular is quite high, and the narrative is largely about the same characters as in the movies.