Top Notch 1 and 2 are the books that I use for my Freshman English Classes, of which 95% of my consists of. So, I use them a lot. Like the same lesson up to 10 times/week. My school chose these books mainly because they have this comprehensive online component to them, of which we are required to assign at least 20% of the student's final grade. On the initial glance through the books, and setting up the homework, I was excited. Now, one year later and I'm just frustrated.
The books are terrible. Really. Confusing grammar. Vocab pages that are useless.