I just finished Death Star and really, really enjoyed it.
Tomorrow I ring in Patrick Troughton Month with Doctor Who: World Game by Terrance Dicks.
Up on deck after that is the original novelization of Star Wars (supposedly by George Lucas, but wasn't it really ghost written by Alan Dean Foster?). Technically I've already read it, but I don't think I've ever actually read it cover to cover. When I was ten years old I used to constantly pick it up and read bits of it, either going to my favorite scenes or just randomly opening it up and reading wherever it fell. Ahh, the days before home video.
Death Star was pretty well-good. I hope you like the ANH novelization, too. I quite enjoyed Alan Dean Foster's take on the film, along with the deleted scenes. Sure, you can view them now, but I imagine they were quite rare back then.
I did find some of the differences interesting, like how Palpatine was a puppet, rather than the puppet master, as established now.