Best LSAT Prep Books Recommendations

I already have a big list of LSAT prep book recommendations. That list contains what I consider to be the absolute best LSAT prep books.

I also recommend that you get as many real LSAT PrepTests as possible.

However, test-takers often ask me which prep books are absolutely necessary in order to do well. It's an understandable question, since LSAT prep books can get expensive and time is often very limited.

The truth is, you'll need a lot of books, and they're not always cheap.

Keeping in mind you may be under time / money constraints, I've made a concise list of the books I consider absolutely essential for the average test-taker's LSAT prep:

I've reviewed all of the following in my other Best LSAT Prep Books Recommendations post. The below are just a few of my recommendations.

LSAT Study Schedules / Plans / Guides

I've created a variety of week-by-week and day-by-day LSAT study schedules to help guide you during your LSAT prep. If you're looking for specific guidance on structuring your LSAT prep and using the LSAT prep books available, get one of the day-by-day plans.

LSAT PrepTest Explanations

Because LSAT PrepTests don't typically come with any kind of explanations, I've assembled LSAT PrepTest explanations for the vast majority of LSAT PrepTests. Get the ones covering areas where you have particular difficulty (Logic Games, Logical Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension).

20 LSAT PrepTests

If money's your major issue, these exams should be the 10 most recent LSAT PrepTests and The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests.

If time's your major issue, these exams should be just the 20 most recent LSAT PrepTests.

Whichever 20 PrepTests you purchase, you should make the older 10 the ones you use for learning purposes, and make the newer 10 the ones you use for full-length practice tests.

Free PDFs

Aside from including the book recommendations in my Best LSAT Prep Books blog post, here are two free LSAT PDFs on LSAC's website. They are:

Sample LSAT Questions and Explanations (PDF)

June 2007 LSAT - Sample LSAT PrepTest (PDF)


I want to emphasize that I'm not suggesting that you use only these books instead of the ones in my other best LSAT prep books recommendations post (or in my LSAT study schedules). Those contain what I consider the ideal LSAT prep book shopping lists.

This blog post is for people who are skipping meals and turning tricks to pay for their prep books (or for people working insane hours with incredibly-limited study time).

If you're not one of those people, but you think LSAT prep books are too expensive, consider how much a top LSAT score is worth. Then consider the worth of a night out on the town you'll barely remember the next day.

You'll have plenty of money for bottle service at the club and fancy dinners when you're a big-shot attorney (or after you find a rich sugar daddy/momma while you're saving the world).


  1. Thanks for the book recommendations. Logic Made Easy was a great read as well. I just purchase A Rulebook for Arguments, cant wait to get it.

  2. I find Logic Games to be a lot like reading Chinese! I just ordered the books you recommended. Thank you so much for the list! :)

  3. Hi Steve,

    I love this post. Its too funny. I have kept Amazon busy following your recommendations. I am so glad I found your site. Bless you!!

  4. Hi Steve,

    Where can I get tests 1-6?


  5. Hi Steve,
    I saw your comment on the amazon about the Grouped by Question Type books. Do you think the first 20 preptests are as valuable as the more recent ones? I heard they are much easier and would leave you with false impression that would be crushed when you go to recent preptests.

  6. Hi Julia,

    You're correct in that the first 20 are not as valuable. Please see my full review of Grouped by Question Type and Grouped by Game Type for more.

  7. Hello Steve..i am from India....can u please suggest me whch books i need to follow spcfclly to get a very good rank in the way in India LSAT is also conducting their exams...kindly suggest me pls

  8. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?