I recently finished listening to the current 4.5 (four novels and a novella) of the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. I noticed somewhere that its genre was listed as "space opera", which supposedly also includes Star Wars. But here's the thing: The Star Wars films are space opera; the books are not. The last two Star Wars books I've tried to read, Darth Plagueis and Battlefront: Twilight Company, are sci-fi drivel with boring plots and uninteresting characters. It's starting to sour my interest in Star Wars books. I just hope The Last Jedi novelization is good because I've already preordered it.
I stopped listening to Twilight Company at about Chapter 7 because I just didn't feel interested, and now I'm listening to Chaos Seeds Book 1: The Land: Founding, which is a "LitRPG", or a novel about a character who is literally trapped in an MMORPG game world complete with stats, EXP points, and respawn on death. People apparently compare it to Ready Player One in some fashion, and since I'm really liking this story so far it's made me question my haste in giving up on that book, but for now I'm still telling myself that it's okay to not like things.