What are the best vocabulary skills books?

  • #1
    GH
    Written on May 8, 2017
    Glen Harrison
    "I have a pretty decent vocabulary as it is, but I am always looking for ways to bolster my vocabulary and add a bit to my overall depth of words used. Being in the profession of writing I find it very important to find new and interesting words to use that can help me to better illustrate the ideas I am trying to convey on paper. In search of a cheap and effective option to do just that I stumbled upon Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder and fell in love with it. The book itself contains more than three thousand five hundred words and you can also find the roots of the words so you can learn a bit more about their origin. It also provides internal quizzes to test your understand of the new vocabulary words and their roots which was very helpful for me. I like the fact that I can look through it and find a word I am looking for in a snap to describe something happening in my writing with no trouble at all. Adding this extra vocabulary to my work has really helped it stand apart from others."
  • #2
    JA
    Written on May 4, 2017
    Justin Adams
    "1100 Words You Need to Know is a good idea in concept, but is executed poorly. It seems like the publishers tried to cheap out as much as possible on the quality of the pages, which tend to rip and tear easily. Furthermore, the words that they teach don't have a full definition to help understand the meaning of the word. It just shows example sentences, expecting you to know what all the words mean right off the back."
  • #3
    TS
    Written on May 15, 2017
    Thomas Scott
    "This book is a life saver for learning vocabulary skills, and without it, I would have been at a severe disadvantage. I think this book really helped me learn how to pick better words to express my feelings in a given situation, and I was able to speak to my friends, colleagues and family with confidence. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to improve their vocabulary skills."
  • #4
    SM
    Written on February 16, 2017
    Stewart McNamara
    "I have always wanted to write but life happened. After being out of school for decades and raising children and dead end jobs, I finally decided it was time to fulfill a dream and write a book. However, when I sat down to write I realized that my vocab is not what it used to be. That's when I found Verbal Advantage: 10 steps to a Powerful Vocabulary. This book has helped me boost my vocab and drastically improve my writing, in a very short time. It's a resource that I will always keep close at hand!"
  • #5
    GM
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Geraldine Murphy
    "My daughter's language arts teacher recommended this book for her students and it has helped my daughter become a better writer. It has helped her to learn new words in an interesting way rather than just memorize them. She could improve her overall writing skills too."
  • #6
    AR
    Written on October 3, 2017
    Anthony Reyes
    "The right word was an eye-opener for me. This is a great reference and tool, but also has great tips and tricks to help you out in day to day conversation and writing. I have expanded my vocabulary with the help and continue to work on skills."
  • #7
    RH
    Written on October 3, 2017
    Rachel Hicks
    "Wordzo is a great short story collection that is good for learning vocabulary skills. It is set up in a way that helps learn root words. The stories are about words and it really helps non native speakers learn the language."

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Summary

Best vocabulary skills books
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder E-books 109 Paid
2 1100 Words You Need to Know E-books 74 Paid
3 Improving Vocabulary Skills E-books 73 Paid
4 Verbal Advantage: 10 Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary E-books 54 Paid
5 Word Power Made Easy E-books 39 Paid
6 The Right Word!: How to Say What You Really Mean E-books 22 Paid
7 Wordzo E-books 6 Paid