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Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 21:51
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This is GMAT Club's Most Popular 20 GMAT Books



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20 Most Popular GMAT Books - April 2012
1-The Official Guide for GMAT Review 13th Edition
228 Manhattan GMAT Guides
31The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition
44The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2nd Edition
56The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
67Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction
73The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2nd Edition
811Manhattan GMAT Test Simulation Booklet w/ Marker
98Manhattan GMAT Advanced GMAT Quant
1016Kaplan Gmat Premier Live 2012-2013
1113Manhattan GMAT Number Properties
1210Kaplan GMAT Advanced (Kaplan 800)
139Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math
14-GMAT Ultimate Grammar
1515Manhattan GMAT Word Translations
16-Great Applications for Business School
17-Manhattan GMAT Reading Comprehension
1817The PowerScore GMAT Sentence Correction Bible
1912Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook
2014Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook





Did you ever wonder which GMAT Books are most popular? We did!
We looked at our forum and counted the number of times each of the GMAT prep books has been mentioned by our members and created a popularity ranking.



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Not sure about you, but I was surprised a little to see the books that made it to the top. On the other hand, the search results included all references starting with 2003, so potentially popularity of some books is inflated as others were not yet available back then. But again, at the end of March we will release the updated ranking that will reflect only results for March.

I am not sure how to best post tables in the forum, so here is one version and also another version with links at the bottom:
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#   References   GMAT Club's Top 20 GMAT Books
1   2985   The Official Guide for GMAT Review
2   1667   Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction
3   1332   GMAT 800
4   557   Official Guide for Verbal Review
5   494   Official Guide for Quantitative Review
6   427   Kaplan Verbal Workbook
7   360   Kaplan Math Workbook
8   334   Cracking the GMAT by Princeton Review
9   311   Kaplan Premier Program
10  215   Manhattan GMAT CR Book
11  195   Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible
12  79   Manhattan GMAT Number Properties Guide
13  73   Project GMAT Advanced Math
14  71   Manhattan GMAT Word Translations Guide
15  57   Powerscore Sentence Correction
16  45   GMAT for Dummies
17  36   Manhattan GMAT Geometry Guide
18  6   Manhattan GMAT Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Guide
19  4   Manhattan GMAT Equations Inequalities and Vics Guide
20  4   The Ultimate Math Refresher for the GRE, GMAT, and SAT


Also, let me know if there other notable books we should include into our ranking and we will keep track of those as well.


[b]Here is the same list but linked to Amazon.com - you can read their reviews as well.

1. The Official Guide for GMAT Review
2. Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction
3. GMAT 800
4. Official Guide for Verbal Review
5. Official Guide for Quantitative Review
6. Kaplan Verbal Workbook
7. Kaplan Math Workbook
8. Cracking the GMAT by Princeton Review
9. Kaplan Premier Program
10. Manhattan GMAT CR Book
11. Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible
12. Manhattan GMAT Number Properties Guide
13. Project GMAT Advanced Math
14. Manhattan GMAT Word Translations Guide
15. Powerscore Sentence Correction
16. GMAT for Dummies
17. Manhattan GMAT Geometry Guide
18. Manhattan GMAT Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Guide
19. Manhattan GMAT Equations Inequalities and Vics Guide
20. The Ultimate Math Refresher for the GRE, GMAT, and SAT

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 22:42
I think there will be some changes :). We'll post the April Top 20 Books in early May.
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thanks ... any changes in April ?

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 09:14
Excellent source of information. Thank you!
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 10:24
Hello, I have a personalized question I was wondering if you can help me with:

I'm trying to figure out which books/packages would be best for me considering I'm not looking for an extremely high score (so don't need those advanced books/questions), and I have to work within these time contraints (so cannot go thru a ton of material)

-Essentially only looking for 580-600 score
-Study needs to be done in close to a 4 week period (not working at that time)
-Been out of University (B.Comm) for 2 years (taking GMAT in Canada)
-I dont anticipate I'm close to a "1 week and 700" club member

What would you recommend ?

1) The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition
2) .... (not sure)
3) .... (not sure)

OT Question - Does the GMAT fee of around $250.00 include any books? Or all materials (books) are purchased afterwards (extra).

Thanks!
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 11:08
Hi,

Please go through this post:
gmat-faq-frequently-asked-questions-about-gmat-75809.html

You should find a lot of answers in that thread.
No, the $250 fee covers only your taking the GMAT and sending the score reports to 5 schools afterwards.

This thread should give you some ideas on the prep strategy:
gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

Your study plan will depend greatly on your current standing
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Hello, I have a personalized question I was wondering if you can help me with:

I'm trying to figure out which books/packages would be best for me considering I'm not looking for an extremely high score (so don't need those advanced books/questions), and I have to work within these time contraints (so cannot go thru a ton of material)

-Essentially only looking for 580-600 score
-Study needs to be done in close to a 4 week period (not working at that time)
-Been out of University (B.Comm) for 2 years (taking GMAT in Canada)
-I dont anticipate I'm close to a "1 week and 700" club member

What would you recommend ?

1) The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition
2) .... (not sure)
3) .... (not sure)

OT Question - Does the GMAT fee of around $250.00 include any books? Or all materials (books) are purchased afterwards (extra).

Thanks!

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 12:11
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Also, see this note about what to do if you have just a few weeks left till your test: 18-days-to-study-for-the-test-where-and-how-to-start-94216.html
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 05:53
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Is the MGMAT Bundle with the three official guides, their own 8 guides, the practice papers and question bank good? Will it be worth the $250?

I have gone through the threads and except for the last post here, all the others seem to rank the books separately. But as a combined package of books from any given source, what do you think the best GMAT preparation books are?
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 06:32
whiplash2411, please see this thread for the Best GMAT Books:
best-gmat-books-reviews-recommendations-for-your-prep-77703.html

I hope it helps you choose the best ones.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 06:49
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That was extremely useful. Thanks, dzyubam.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2010, 10:58
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Looks like a few books doing well including MGMAT Math Foundatiosn and MGMAT RC; a bit surprised Kaplan 800 is on the rise (not a bad book but it gets bashed a lot). Also looks like Kaplan Verbal Foundations are back on the map.

Interesting month :)
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 19:17
Hi all,

This is my first post in gmat club..quite amazed by the number of people on this forum..im looking to take up the gmat in april 2011..with regards to the books mentioned above..i just have some doubts here..on some other forum i came across the Powerscore CR bible as the best option over other Verbal related books..but here the ranking seems to different..is it because people havnt been able to get thier hands on Powerscore or is it because of something else?
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 22:12
Welcome to GMAT Club!

This particular ranking is based on the number of times users mentioned a certain book here on GMAT Club forum.

You can see this thread for more books:
top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html

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Hi all,

This is my first post in gmat club..quite amazed by the number of people on this forum..im looking to take up the gmat in april 2011..with regards to the books mentioned above..i just have some doubts here..on some other forum i came across the Powerscore CR bible as the best option over other Verbal related books..but here the ranking seems to different..is it because people havnt been able to get thier hands on Powerscore or is it because of something else?

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 22:27
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This is my first post in gmat club..quite amazed by the number of people on this forum..im looking to take up the gmat in april 2011..with regards to the books mentioned above..i just have some doubts here..on some other forum i came across the Powerscore CR bible as the best option over other Verbal related books..but here the ranking seems to different..is it because people havnt been able to get thier hands on Powerscore or is it because of something else?


For CR, PowerScore CR is the best (close second is the MGMAT CR) and Veritas also has a good CR book now too.
So, yes PowerScore CR is the best but it does not compare to the OG 12.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2010, 08:44
Hey tx.. 'it does not compare to OG 12' in what sense??
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Thanks for this ranking. Very useful for beginners.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 13:14
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Hey tx.. 'it does not compare to OG 12' in what sense??


The MGMAT guides refer to questions in OG and OG verbal/quant review for each topic. Powerscore CR doesnt do that. However, from the reviews I read here and in amazon.com, this book is more recommended than MGMAT CR.
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