Conquering the LSAT: Top 10 Best LSAT Prep Books That Are Budget-Friendly

Taking the LSAT?  Here are the best LSAT prep books available that won’t put a hole in your pocket.


1.  Introducing the LSAT: The Fox Test Prep Quick & Dirty LSAT Primer

New: $8.50; eBook: 5.99

This is the one of the best LSAT prep books you can buy as an introductory read.  It introduces all the basic concepts and strategies well.  The author, Nathan Fox, is a Prep Test instructor.  The writing is simple, straight to the point, and funny.  On the down side, you can’t buy this book used.  This tells you how popular this book is.


2.  Kaplan LSAT 180, 2008 Edition

New: $150; Used: $31.64

This book is a comprehensive guide to the LSAT.  It includes comparative reading passages, practice Q & A, guidelines, methodologies and strategies for the different LSAT sections.


If you are taking the test for the first time or still have months ahead to review, this book is a good reviewer.  If you are pressed for time and will be cramming, get the official LSAT test books instead.


3. Master the LSAT (Prep Course Series)

New: $39.43; Used: $6.15

Master the LSAT helps you study actual LSAT tests.  It includes actual LSAT questions and a thorough analysis of four official LSATs.  It also comes with LSAT test prep software that features Test Mode and Mentor Mode.    This book comes highly recommended but a few readers say there are typographical errors.


4. Official LSAT SuperPrep: The Champion of LSAT Prep

New: $21.59; Used: $4.53

The SuperPrep is written by the Law School Admission Council.  The Official LSAT SuperPrep is touted as one of their best LSAT prep books.  Reviewers say that it has some of the best explanations and question type overviews.  However, it is not geared at helping the reviewer form a coherent strategy or methodology for taking the test.


5. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests

New: $39.48; Used: $.01

This book is exactly what is says it is.  It contains ten actual tests from previously administered LSATs.  Each test comes with a writing sample, the answer keys and scores chart.  With ten in a bundle, it’s value for money and definitely one of the best LSAT prep books around.  Best part is, you can buy it used for a penny!


This book doesn’t come with detailed answers to questions and test analysis.  While some reviewers find this effective, you might want to pair this with another reviewer that provides guidelines and strategies.

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6. The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests

New: $22.48; Used: $7.00


After 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests, this book is the next logical reviewer to buy.  After all, practice makes perfect.  Again, if you are looking for discussions on methodology and strategy, check out other books.


7. The Official LSAT PrepTest 69

New: $7.69; Used: $5.95


While the previous two books are bundled LSAT PrepTests, this book has a single PrepTest only.  It is, however, the latest LSAT PrepTest as of writing.  Get this book if you want to have a sense of what the next test will look like.    If you want more bang for the buck, get the compilations.


8. The PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible

New: $44.31; Used: $12.70


The PowerScore LSAT reviewers are the best LSAT prep books ever published.  The Logical Reasoning Bible, in particular, is one of the best LSAT prep books for reviewing Logical Reasoning questions.  It gives detailed methodology and explanations using Logical Reasoning questions from actual LSATs.  When you consider that the Logical Reasoning sections account for 50% of the final score, it makes sense to get this book.


This book is worth every penny and comes highly recommended, but some students with a limited budget might find this a tad too expensive.


9. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible

New: $17.99; Used: $15.24


LSAT reviewers swear by the PowerScore Bibles.  Reviewers highly recommend getting both books to break into the 170s.  These books only focus on a single section of the LSAT though.


10. Exposing The LSAT: The Fox Test Prep Guide to a Real LSAT, Volume 3 [Paperback]

New: $32.38; Used: $25.39

In this third installment of the Fox Test Prep series, Nathan Fox gives you a walkthrough of the June 2011 LSAT.  The popular prep test instructor walks you through the reading comprehension and logical reasoning.  He also diagrams the logic games step by step for you.  Even used, this book is not cheap.  If you want the best LSAT prep book though, then get this book.


Do you want to pass the LSAT on the first try?  Do you want to break into the 170s?  With this list in hand, you can study with the best LSAT prep books without breaking the bank.  Good luck on your LSAT!

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