Best LSAT Prep Books – Reddit Users’ Choices

If you’re preparing for the LSAT are looking for the right books to buy, Reddit is the right place to find brutally honest opinions and recommendations that you won’t go wrong with.

However, going through several threads and comments just to figure out the best books for your LSAT preparation can be quite time-consuming and cumbersome. So, we decided to do that hard work for you.

We browsed through Reddit threads to dig up those whose topics were in the lines of “Best LSAT Prep Books”. Then we carefully went through each of them, taking note of the books recommended by Reddit users. We then gathered the reviews in one place — this page — to save your time and energy.

So, without further ado, let’s look at the Best LSAT Prep books as per the number of Reddit recommendations.

1. LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim

 

Mike Kim’s the LSAT TRAINER is far and away the best LSAT prep book I ever used, and I used alot of them- Kaplan, McGraw Hill, etc. I went up 9 pts after using this book. Please buy this book. I swore that if this LSAT went well I would be his personal advocatelocomotion121212
The one book that EVERYONE who studies the LSAT should get is the LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim. I also highly, highly recommend Manhattan’s Logical Reasoning Guide for Logical Reasoning. I thought the Trainer was good for LR and RC. And, while not a book, 7Sage course for logic games. Ewwbullterd
Mike Kim’s LSAT Trainer is really good too! funnothings
Cannot up vote LSAT Trainer enough. Added 7 pts to my score. Gave me a much better and intuitive grasp of LR and Games. jihn84700
Cheap, a fun read, informative – I really can’t say enough good things about this book or Mike Kim. I got a 165 on my first try (which isn’t an exceptional score by any means), but I don’t think I would have gotten even close to that without having read the LSAT Trainer. Derryn
The LSAT Trainer is an excellent all-in-one book, the Powerscore LG and LR Bibles are very good, though for RC, I prefer Manhattan Prep. And I’m partial to my own “LSAT 60 Dissected.” LSATDan
It’s a single book with multiple chapters on each section. I went from a 161 to a 168 with only his book and some practice tests, and I would recommend it very highly especially to someone who is only just starting LSAT study. I think you would get the most out of his book if you’re starting from the beginning because he approaches the test very holistically. He is very good about teaching the mentality you need for each section, and starts with extremely simple exercises that get you on to the correct track of what mental process you need for each type of question. If you’re willing to do everything he says–even the stuff that feels easy, I think it would be a great addition. I’ve heard good things about powerscore so I can’t say that one is better than the other, but I certainly think that Kim is great at teaching you everything you would need to know to drill productively. alyoshanks
I used LSAT Trainer, too. Really good for basic LSAT fundamentals. I bought the Powerscore LG bible and didn’t like it at all, but to each their own. You might find it helpful. phronesis19
The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim has changed the way I look at the test. Go_Hans_Go31

2. Powerscore Logic Games Bible

 

Logic games bible is the only must-have book for any section. The rest are up for a healthy debate. TheLSATNerd
I self studied to a 175 using Powescore and 7sage YouTube videos for LG as well as Powerscore and Fox for LR. Manhattans forums are a great help for individual LR questions; they are like the LR equivalent of 7sages LG videos. PsychicSweat
The two top of the line books for logic games, I think, are the powerscore bible and the blueprint for logic games. Powerscore is more straight-laced, blueprint has a bit more fun with it, so if you prefer one style over the other go with that. danny_columbuslsat
The Logic Games Bible is a life saver for the games section of the LSAT (my personal weakness). For everything else, I just used a Kaplan LSAT book I found at the local bookstore. peter56321
I’ve used Powerscore’s bibles, although I also used 7sage’s curriculum, so I can comment on those.

LR: Buy, buy, buy. This is a great book that covers every type of question, in addition to basic logic lessons and drills taken form real tests. I read it twice. Good strategies and clear explanations.

RC: Didn’t really use, since I’m good with RC. But it has lots of drills, and some good strategies. Really just helps on the margins, but I’m not the best one to ask here.

LG: Some people swear by this, but I really don’t like it. I know some people will be pissed when I say this, but some of their methods are just objectively the wrong way to do games. Some also just didn’t click with me, but some things they tell you to do are just time-sinks with little benefit. I read this book and ended up switching to the 7sage method, which is similar but cuts out some of the unnecessary diagramming rules. I don’t know if any books use the same method, but if not I’d recommend just plunking down the $179 for 7sage’s basic course so you can get the LG lessons. shakerattleandrollin

I use the powerscore trilogy as well as the training type books that hone on specific types of questions. They’re really helpful for me in terms of explaining the ways to tackle a question and give you plenty of tips and explanations for questions. Theyve really helped me with LG and LR so far! A deleted user
I recommend Powerscore for Logic Games. Everything else should be self-study with real LSAT questions. haroonahmad86

3. Manhattan Prep LSAT

 

I used the Manhattan prep books and i liked them. There are a decent amount of typos but the content is pretty engagingSnarfraTheEverliving
I also highly, highly recommend Manhattan’s Logical Reasoning Guide for Logical Reasoning. I thought the Trainer was good for LR and RC. And, while not a book, 7Sage course for logic games. Ewwbullterd
For RC, I prefer Manhattan Prep. And I’m partial to my own “LSAT 60 Dissected.” LSATDan

4. The Blueprint for Logic Games

 

The two top-of-the-line books for logic games, I think, are the powerscore bible and the blueprint for logic games. Powerscore is more straight-laced, blueprint has a bit more fun with it, so if you prefer one style over the other go with that. danny_columbuslsat

I used The Blueprint. It’s a very good book! I usually get -0/-2 max on LG. It wasn’t immediately however. Once learning the fundamental diagraming and strategies it’ll take practice to apply them. [/su_quote]

5. The Loophole by Ellen Cassidy

 

Recently bought the Loophole by Cassidy for a deep dive in LR. Loving it so far. phronesis19
The Loophole was also pretty cool, although I don’t personally find her “read the stim first” approach to work for me. I still remember her powerful/provable spectrum and SWSCCER, but overarching strategies like those she offers have limitations and should not be relied on as a crutch. FastEddie12345
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