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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 01 Feb 2011, 06:57
I have all of these :D but hopefully this will pay off.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 01:00
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That is a nice set of books you have!
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I have all of these :D but hopefully this will pay off.

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Manhattan GMAT strategy or Prep??????????????? [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2011, 07:30
I am confused about difference between Manhattan GMAT Prep guides and strategy guides. The 5th and 6th rankings at this forum ( top-20-best-gmat-books-on-gmat-club-76582.html ) consist "8 Manhattan GMAT guides" and "Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction". Are they stand for Prep guides or Strategy guides?
What is the difference between prep and strategy?
Which one would be better to buy?
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Re: Manhattan GMAT strategy or Prep??????????????? [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2011, 23:55
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I am confused about difference between Manhattan GMAT Prep guides and strategy guides. The 5th and 6th rankings at this forum ( top-20-best-gmat-books-on-gmat-club-76582.html ) consist "8 Manhattan GMAT guides" and "Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction". Are they stand for Prep guides or Strategy guides?
What is the difference between prep and strategy?
Which one would be better to buy?



I believe this has been answered here: manhattan-gmat-strategy-or-prep-109272.html

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2011, 00:02
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As always, I am highlighting books that lost positions in red and books that gained positions in green.



I'm colourblind. So, it all looks the same to me :)

I know I represent a minority group, but instead of using colours, it would be cool if you could use a symbol.

e.g ˄ Manhattan Sentence Correction [Up]
˅ Official Guide [Down] {No offense, official guide}

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2011, 07:42
CIO, thanks a ton for the ranking, this is definitely a treasure for me at this point to decide the sequence to approaching the material!
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2011, 00:14
I'm glad it helps. You can take a look at this thread with reviews for most of these books:
top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html

This thread should provide more details about which of them fit you best.
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 08:47
Any ranking/review possibility of/on EZ Solutions series, please?
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 09:52
Is there any sequence of approaching the MGMAT strat/ prep guides, I have started with guide 3 on eqns, inequalities and VICs, chapter 6 on inequalities is killing me! I cannot memorize rules, always thought math is more intutive :), anyways need some guidance from ppl who smoothly glided thru the MGMAT strat guides in their gmat battle, personally I just want to give up, mgmat strat guides are real draining!

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 09:59
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Is there any sequence of approaching the MGMAT strat/ prep guides, I have started with guide 3 on eqns, inequalities and VICs, chapter 6 on inequalities is killing me! I cannot memorize rules, always thought math is more intutive :), anyways need some guidance from ppl who smoothly glided thru the MGMAT strat guides in their gmat battle, personally I just want to give up, mgmat strat guides are real draining!

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I can help :) I'm pretty thorough with the Manhattan Quant guides. Send me a PM outlining the difficulties you're facing :)
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 12:18
Thanks entwistle, basically all last 15 problems out of 30 in the chapter 6 exercise came out wrong; may be becoz for this chapter I got lazy and didn't take any notes, I will try to send a PM later outlining my exact goof-ups.. Little background: I am not good at quant basics: gave gmat prep1 10days ago and got a 45 in quant with 15 problems wrong!

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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 12:40
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Any ranking/review possibility of/on EZ Solutions series, please?



See this one: gmat-books-ez-solutions-thoughts-76791.html
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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 04:28
@ BB

Thank you for the reply; it really saved my money and time. Thanks a ton!

Have you reviewed the book "The MBA Reality Check: Make the School You Want, Want You"? I think it's a hidden jewel. It has got 5 out of 5 in the Amazon.com reviews (11 reviews).


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Re: Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2011, 08:33
We need to add the following books to the list :)
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