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The LSAT is a demanding text.

To get more comfortable with it's demanding language, try reading more.

This is a list of some demanding books I've enjoyed.

What books do you love?

Is there an insightful or challenging book that helped make the LSAT feel easier for you?

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Note on the links below

Whenever possible, I've linked to because it seems the most ethical option for buying books online. I do not track your clicks or earn any affiliate fees. For works in the public domain, links go to the free ebook from Project Gutenberg.

Books about thinking, writing, and learning

Taleb, Antifragile

McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary

Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach

Klinkenborg, Several short sentences about writing

Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English

Alder and Van Doren, How to Read a Book

Goleman, Focus

the Law and Political Economy Project Blog

the Law Journal of whatever school you most want to attend

Graeber and Wengrow, the Dawn of Everything (or check out my notes on Dawn)

Graeber, Debt

Foucault, Discipline and Punish and Birth of Biopolitics

Butler, Gender Trouble

de Beauvoir, the Second Sex

Moyn, The Last Utopia

Skocpol, Diminished Democracy

James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

Tuck, Hobbes: a very short introduction

Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals

Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

Walzer, Spheres of Justice

Sen, the Idea of Justice

Scott, Seeing Like A State

Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World

Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Science journals




Suggestions from students

Deringer, Calculated Values