Reading books, news articles and studies is definitely a great way to be in the know about veganism. We highly suggest reading as much as possible, especially if you are brand new to the vegan lifestyle.
For a very thorough list of vegan-related books, check out this page at Vegan.com
Below, we have a list of recommended books that we suggest checking out. Some we read during the 2 years we organized a monthly vegan book club, which is currently on hiatus as of January 2018. Others are new buzz-worthy books that have great reviews.
Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
Paul Shapiro gives you a front-row seat for the wild story of the race to create and commercialize cleaner, safer, sustainable meat—real meat—without the animals. From the entrepreneurial visionaries to the scientists’ workshops to the big business boardrooms—Shapiro details that quest for clean meat and other animal products and examines the debate raging around it.Learn More
Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save The Planet, And Fuel Your Resistance One Meal At A Time
A provocative and practical resource for hope and healing, Protest Kitchen, addresses all of the impacts of food choices and provides practical guidance for making changes through daily actions and recipes.Learn More
How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach
In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on using animals, we need a very pragmatic approach. How to Create a Vegan World contains many valuable ideas and insights for both budding advocates for animals and seasoned activists, organizational leaders, and even entrepreneurs.Learn More
The Cheese Trap
We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat, and cholesterol, cheese can make you gain weight and leads to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis. Worse, it contains mild opiates that make it additive, triggering the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. In THE CHEESE TRAP, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help readers break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health.Learn More
The Skeptical Vegan
Part confession and part survival guide, The Skeptical Vegan explains how simple it really is to be vegan, covering topics from food and nutrition to social challenges and lifestyle. Snarky, witty, and opinionated to a fault, Lindstrom speaks as a male vegan, contesting the notion that “real men” should only eat meat. With twenty original “veganized” recipes including portobello steaks, carrot hot dogs, tofu wings, “meaty” chili, and cauliflower bites (which helped him shed thirty pounds), Lindstrom demonstrates how to take control of your diet while still eating “meatily” and taking into account the ethical considerations of living a better life for the animals, the environment, and yourself.Learn More
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future--all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet's preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognitionLearn More
How Not to Die
From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.
What a Fish Knows
“Makes a persuasive case that what fish know is quite a lot.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, The New York Review of Books
There are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined.
Ethics in the Real World
Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the…Learn More
A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.Learn More
Project Animal Farm
Lively and heartfelt, Sonia takes readers on an unforgettable adventure from top-secret egg warehouses in Canada to dairy feedlots in the United States, from farm offices in Mexico to lush pastures in Belize, from flocks of village chickens in Indonesia to factory farms in Malaysia.
Revelatory in scope, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.