Kaplan GRE Prep books

1 Magoosh eBookHere at Magoosh, we’ve reviewed the best GRE review books available in 2015 and made some updates to our Best GRE Books list. While not all of these books are from this year (some are far from it), the list offers the best books on the market to keep you from sorting through the nimiety (excess … good GRE word) of bad GRE books out there.

Happy Studying!

1. Free GRE eBooks

Okay, they are not really books since unless you print them, you can’t physically hold them and flip through the pages (though an iPad can add a high degree of verisimilitude to the experience). Tangible or not, the eBooks are free and they provide a wealth of helpful strategies. They’re a great way to start your GRE journey, before deciding on which book to purchase. Here they are: Magoosh GRE eBooks

2. ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 2nd edition

This is the holy grail of prep. If you can only buy one book, this is it. The tone of the voice may not be as friendly as almost any other book on the market. But if you can bear the dry content, you are getting by far the best practice since ETS writes the questions for the test.

Throw in two GRE computer-based tests, which are in a CD that accompanies the book, and the best GRE book on the market gets even better. Here’s the full review: ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test 2nd Edition Book Review

3. ETS’s Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions & Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

This one’s a twofer. ETS published these two new books in 2014, and boy are we glad they did. The Verbal book contains tons of new questions, written by the makers of the GRE. The strategies are nothing new (you can learn all of those from this blog), but this book is a must-buy, if only for the quality of its practice questions. The Quantitative Reasoning book, on the other hand, contains both helpful practice problems and useful new strategies. A word of warning: these new math problems are really challenging. They’ll definitely require some extra attention, and will help you up your quant game.

4. Barron’s Six Practice Tests

This book is not perfect. But in terms of sheer content, it is better than the Barron’s general GRE guide. Check out the review here.

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