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This is GMAT Club's Most Popular 20 GMAT Books

Please also see this recommendation: Best GMAT Books

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
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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This is great bb...this list will really help people new to the forum. +1.

Another book that people should consider is Math Review For Standardized Tests (Cliffs Test Prep) (Paperback)...it can be found at amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082202 ... 0822020335

It might be a little too basic for highly analytical people but I thought it was an extremely useful refresher for the Quant section. It gives a clear breakdown of the math that is tested on standardized test like the GMAT.
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The results are out for March:
Biggest gains are by PowerScore CR and Kaplan Verbal Workbook. Official Guide is the leader as usual. This month, the new OG 12 came out, so the references really shot up:

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

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Here is the TOP 20 Best GMAT Books as ranked by GMAT Club Members for April.

Best GMAT Book Performers:

1. Official Guide for Quantitative Review (up 14 positions)
2. Official Guide for Verbal Review (up 10 positions)
3. Equations Inequalities and Vics GMAT Preparation Guide (up 9 positions)

Worst GMAT Book Performers:

1. Kaplan Math Workbook (down 11)
1. Kaplan Verbal Workbook (down 11)
3. Cracking the GMAT with DVD (down 7)
3. Kaplan Premiere Program (down 7)

1 (1) The Official Guide for GMAT Review
2 (2) Sentence Correction Gmat Preparation Guide
3 (5) Critical Reasoning Gmat Preparation Guide
4 (18) The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review
5 (10) The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review
6 (12) Number Properties Gmat Preparation Guide
7 (-) Reading Comprehension Gmat Strategy Guide
8 (6) The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
10 (14) Word Translations GMAT Preparation Guide
11 (20) Equations Inequalities and Vics GMAT Preparation Guide
12 (19) Fractions, Decimals, & Percents Gmat Preparation Guide
13 (16) Geometry Gmat Preparation Guide
14 (7) Kaplan GMAT Premier Program, 2009 (Book & CD-ROM)
15 (4) Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook
16 (-) Verbal Workout for the GMAT (The Princeton Review)
17 (-) Writing Skills for the GRE/GMAT
18 (11) Cracking the GMAT with DVD, 2009 Edition
19 (8) Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook
20 (-) Manhattan GMAT Test Simulation Booklet w/ Marker

Number in parenthesis indicates last month's position

How does the ranking work?
Ranking is based on several variables such as number of times the books is mentioned on GMAT Club forums and also number of times users click on the book title to visit its description on Amazon. (many (not all) of the book titles are automatically linked to Amazon and these clicks determine the ultimate member interest).

P.S. Some of the fluctuation is attributed to the change in methodology as we started tracking member clicks.
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Top 20 Best GMAT Books for May 2009

As voted by GMAT Club Members:

1 (1) The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition
2 (2) Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction Gmat Preparation Guide
3 (4) The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review
4 (5) The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review
5 (8) The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
6 (13) Kaplan GMAT Premier Program, 2009 (Book & CD-ROM)
7 (-) The Official Guide for GMAT Review 11th Edition
8 (19) Project GMAT
9 (7) Reading Comprehension Gmat Strategy Guide
10 (12) Geometry Gmat Preparation Guide
11 (14) Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook
12 (9) Word Translations GMAT Preparation Guide
13 (3) Manhattan GMAT Critical Reasoning Gmat Preparation Guide
14 (10) Equations Inequalities and Vics GMAT Preparation Guide
15 (15) Cracking the GMAT with DVD, 2009 Edition
16 (11) Fractions, Decimals, & Percents Gmat Preparation Guide
17 (16) Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook
18 (17) Manhattan GMAT Test Simulation Booklet w/ Marker
19 (-) Math Review For Standardized Tests (Cliffs Test Prep)
20 (6) Number Properties Gmat Preparation Guide

Movers and Shakers:
Best Performers:
1. Project GMAT by Veritas Prep (11 points up from #19 to #8) - very impressive
2. Kaplan Premiere Program (7 points up from #13 to #6)

Unchanged:
1. Official Guide for GMAT Review is still #1 (surprise surprise)
2. Manhattan GMAT SC Guide is still #2
3. Princeton Review Cracking GMAT is still #15

Worst Performers:
1. Manhattan GMAT Number Properties (14 points down from #6 to #20)
2. Manhattan GMAT CR (10 points down from #3 to #13)

New Entrants:
1. The GMAT Official Guide 11th Edition
2. Math Review For Standardized Tests (Cliffs Test Prep)
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03 Jun 2009, 00:42
Hi bb,

I suggest this post include all the prep materials available out there and rank them according to the user rating/ user review.

Flashcards (For example: BTG, MGMAT .... etc),
Notes (For example: Gayatri's SC Notes, Spidey's SC Notes.... etc), and
Test Prep CAT's (For example: MGAMT, GMATPrep, Kaplan, PR etc).
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Hi bb,

I suggest this post include all the prep materials available out there and rank them according to the user rating/ user review.

Flashcards (For example: GMATFIX, BTG, MGMAT .... etc),
Notes (For example: Gayatri's SC Notes, Spidey's SC Notes.... etc), and
Test Prep CAT's (For example: MGAMT, GMATPrep, Kaplan, PR etc).

Thanks - I agree and would like to expand, but it is too complicated at this time to keep track of such number of variables...
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Why isn't this a sticky?

If the list is going to be live and updated, this really should be stickied.
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Why isn't this a sticky?

If the list is going to be live and updated, this really should be stickied.

Thanks
Trying to keep the number of stickies low. Since it is updated on a monthly basis, figured it will keep being bumped up.
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Maybe make a locked forum that only has the "Official GMAT club to dos"?

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Yeah, a centralized location for everything might be useful. That way, the remaining forums can retain the "personal story", with stickied successes, and then work on the "Official GMATclub Guide", which would be based on aggregation of user content.
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Maybe make a locked forum that only has the "Official GMAT club to dos"?

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Yeah, a centralized location for everything might be useful. That way, the remaining forums can retain the "personal story", with stickied successes, and then work on the "Official GMATclub Guide", which would be based on aggregation of user content.

We tried that before - it is not very effective to split the forum up like that - did you know that most people are lazy and will not go there?
The use/popularity of resources is much greater when posted as a sticky or linked from a sticky....
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I'm just thinking out loud.

There's tons of good info here, yet people appear to be deadset on asking questions over and over...
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Thanks a lot for this topic. It is indeed very helpful to know which books are popular so now I can make my choices on which ones to read.
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GMAT Club August 2009
August's list is out - nothing unusual really in this edition, just some natural fluctuations. The list has pretty much stayed the same for the past few months. However, in this edition I am highlighting books that lost positions in red and books that gained positions in green.

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I have The Official Guide for GMAT Review 8-10th Edition (not 12th )
is it OK for preparation to use OG 10 ?

Absolutely. Just make sure that you get a good overall Guidebook and/or any specific Math/Verbal book.
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In terms of strategy, what would you guys suggest for someone just starting out to study the GMAT? I heard Princeton Review is the best for beginners. After understanding the test, I heard that people move onto Manahattan GMAT. Any thoughts?
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