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I've read all of the Halo novels (except for the two newest forerunner books, which I own and have been meaning to get around to reading), so I might be of some service.
The Fall of Reach -- Details the origins of the Spartan-2 program and the Human-Covenant war
The Flood -- Details the events that coincide with Halo:CE, with greater depth and additional details and storylines.
First Strike -- Details how John and Sergeant Johnson escaped Halo and returned to Earth, and how the other Spartans survived and escaped the fall of Reach, bridging the gap between Halo 1 and Halo 2.
Ghosts of Onyx -- Details the origins of the Spartan-3 program that would later appear in the game Halo Reach, and continues the story of the other Spartan-2s from First Strike, bridging the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3.
Contact Harvest -- Details both the origins of Sergeant Johnson and the specifics of the first contact with the Covenant and the resultant battle of Harvest.
The Cole Protocol -- Details the shenanigans of a far-flung team of Spartan-2s, Human seperatists, and unquely detailed Covenant forces.
Glasslands -- Details the events that occur after Ghosts of Onyx, and appears to bridge the gap between Halo 3 and Halo 4.
The Fall of Reach is excellent, and is indespensible for understanding the entire Halo series. If you only read one book, make it this one. However, reading this book will make you pissed at how batshit-retarded and flat-out-wrong Halo Reach's story was.
The Flood is a worthwile book to read, despite directly correlating to the events of Halo:CE. Even if you're intimately familiar with Halo:CE, there are a lot of extra details and side stories that make this book worth reading.
First Strike is quite good, but starts dealing with some screwy metaphysics. It's definately still worth reading, but take a few aspects of it with a grain of salt.
Ghosts of Onyx is a bit of a stretch. The latter third of the book is poorly detailed and poorly thought-out, but if you've been enjoying the series up to this point, it's still worth putting up with.
Contact Harvest is quite good, refreshingly so after Ghosts of Onyx. Also, as it occurs concurrently with events that take place in The Fall of Reach, you could read it at any time after you've read The Fall of Reach.
The Cole Protocol is a lot like TDKR: bizzarely and inexcusably boring. This is the only book that can be skipped entirely without missing things that will matter in other books, so if you're not enjoying what you're reading a few dozen pages into the book, feel free to put it down.
Glasslands was admittedly interesting but incredibly frustrating to read. The book seems to suffer from being written by someone who simply isn't as familiar with the series as she needs to be. One storyline from previous novels was completely mishandled and resolved in an arbitrary and unsatisfying way, and the entire book is spent one-sidedly berating a certain character's morally ambiguous actions that, without which, nobody would even be fucking alive to criticize.