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Best SAT Books 2015

Note: Although some of the advice below still applies, make sure to also check out our updated Best SAT Books 2016 list and book reviews!!!

If you’re planning on taking the SAT in the next year, you’ve probably been asking yourself, “What SAT review book should I get?”

With so many different options on the market (and let me tell you – they aren’t all created equal), it can be difficult to narrow down all the options. Luckily, I’ve compiled our 2015 SAT book reviews list to help you make your decision. Disclaimer: each book has pros and cons – even the best resources do! – but I’ve made sure to lay out all the information clearly so you can make your own comparison.

Take a look at the best SAT books of 2015!

2015 SAT Book Reviews

  • SAT College Board Book
    This is the holy grail of SAT books. It may not have the most developed and effective strategies (though much is helpful), but it is the best source of SAT questions, bar none. That should be no surprise, since the tests in this book are former SAT tests. And there is no better way to hone your SAT skills than using actual questions that were carefully crafted by the writers of the test.

    Read the full reviews of the 1st Edition and 2nd Edition.

  • Barron’s Prep
    Overly massive and unnecessarily intimidating, Barron’s still has a decent set of practice tests. The tests aren’t as difficult or nuanced as the actual SAT, but for those scoring between 1500-2000 (which is most of you), this book makes for good practice. Overall, the book contains some useful strategies for all levels of test takers. Shame they are buried in so much text.

    Read the full review of Barron’s SAT and Barron’s SAT Grammar Workbook.

  • Princeton Review 11 Practice Tests
    It is difficult to write an actual SAT question, but in some cases the questions from this book do a pretty good job of capturing the flavor. But not everything is up to snuff if you want to capture the real-test feel—and, with 11 tests, that just what this book aims to do. The questions following the reading comp aren’t tricky enough for the 650+ verbal crowd; the Improving the Sentences doesn’t have the complexity of the real deal.

    Still, if you are worrying about running out of College Board tests, the Princeton Review mock tests make for some decent filler.

    Read the full reviews of The Princeton Review’s 11 Practice Tests for the SAT and Cracking the SAT.

Other SAT Resources

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  • Magoosh’s Complete Guide to the SAT eBook
    Chock full of valuable tips and a few practice questions. Using a fun and lively style, this e-book will help you get your bearings.

  • Magoosh’s SAT Math Formula eBook
    All the math formulas you’ll need on the SAT, plus strategies and practice problems so you can learn how to use them under pressure!

  • High Schooler’s Guide to the Future eBook
    For this eBook, Magoosh teamed up with CollegeXpress to combine our test-prep expertise with their college admissions knowledge. This guide to getting into college provides a timeline to help you navigate the college prep process year-by-year.

  • Magoosh’s SAT Book Reviews
    This list of Magoosh SAT book reviews grows all the time, so be sure to check back soon for new reviews!

About Chris Lele

Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 8 million views.

You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog!

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2 Responses to “Best SAT Books 2015”

  1. Robert Barry says:

    I was very surprised that you did not cite Dr. Gruber’s book, Gruber’s Complete SAT Guide 2014 or 2015. His books, in my experience as a seasoned teacher and administrator have been by far the best books on the SAT. His website is also very informative and very encouraging for all students.

    Robert Barry

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