Re: Current novels set in the TV time-frame?
The novels mentioned above are good, but if you're only going to read a couple books then read the Destiny Trilogy. It takes place right after the shows and movies, and it's a freaking good read. Plus it's a great entry way for the rest of the novelverse, which is a really enjoyable experience to see what happens "next" with our cherished characters.
For me, it's all about the spaceships.