Survivors (TNG #4
...I wouldn't mind reading about an adventure that took place between The Next Phase and I, Borg or Symbiosis and Skin of Evil.
) by Jean Lorrah was one of the earliest TNG novels. Most of it was set just after "The Arsenal of Freedom" and the end was set just after "Skin of Evil". The novel focuses heavily on Tasha Yar and almost as heavily on Data. You have to take into account the fact that it was written and published in the late 1980s into account when reading it but it does expand somewhat on the events surrounding Tasha's death and the crew's reactions to it. It's definitely well worth reading - if you can't find a copy I'm sure it's available as an e-book.