Books to read regarding the vegan lifestyle including: Animal Rights, Plant-Based Athletics, Environment, Plant-Based Health & Vegan Diet, Vegan Cookbooks, and Vegan Children’s Books.

(There is often overlap in the subject matter covered in many of these books, but they have been organised into categories based on the (or one of the) main topic(s) they address.)


Animal Rights:


Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering by Mark Hawthorne

Until Every Animal is Free by Saryta Rodriguez

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer

Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism by Mark Hawthorne

Mad Cowboy: The Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher That Won’t Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer

Change of Heart by Nick Cooney

Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy by Ben Davidow

Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle

Animal Rights the Abolitionist Approach by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others by Melanie Joy

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur with Gene Stone

My Gentle Barn: Creating an Animal Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope by Ellie Laks and Nomi Isak

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Project Animal Farm by Sonia Faruqi


Further reading: 15 Top Books to Read Related to the Animal Liberation Movement.


Plant-Based Athletics:

Finding Ultra - vegan books

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll


vegan bodybuilding and fitness vegan books

Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke


thrive vegan books

Thrive by Brendan Brazier


no meat athlete vegan books

No Meat Athlete by Matt Frazier with Matthew Ruscigno, M.P.H., R.D.




the sustainability secret vegan books

The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

comfortably unaware vegan books

Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat is Killing Us and Our Planet by Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander


food choice and sustainability vegan books

Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work by Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander


blue gold vegan books

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke


white wash carey gillam environment book

White Wash by Carey Gillam


blue hope sylvia earle environment oceans

Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for the Earth’s Magnificent ocean by Sylvia A. Earle


the world is blue sylvia a earle environment ocean

The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One by Sylvia A. Earle


this changes everything environment book naomi klein

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

Healthy, Plant-Based Reading:


the china study vegan diet book

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD


whole vegan diet book

Whole by T. Colin Campbell, PhD with Howard Jacobson, PhD


the low carb fraud by t colin campbell vegan diet book

The Low-Carb Fraud by T. Colin Campbell, PhD with Howard Jacobson, PhD


starch solution vegan diet book

The Starch Solution by John A. McDougall, MD and Mary McDougall


prevent and reverse heart disease vegan diet book

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.


dr neal barnards program for reversing diabetes vegan diet book

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal D. Barnard, MD


the engine 2 vegan diet book

The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn


my beef with meat vegan diet book

My Beef With Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn


how not to die vegan diet book

How Not To Die: Discoer the Foods Scienficially Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D. with Gene Stone


vegan for life vegan diet book

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina


food over medicine vegan diet book

Food Over Medicine by Pam Popper and Glen Merzer


Vegan Cookbooks:


plantpure nation vegan cookbooks

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook by Kim Campbell


prevent and reverse heart disease vegan cookbooks

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn


better than vegan - vegan cookbooks

Chef Del’s Better Than Vegan by Del Sroufe with Glen Merzer


the china study quick and easy vegan cookbooks

The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook by Del Sroufe


the china study all-star collection vegan cookbooks

The China Study All-Star Collection by Leanne Campbell


Vegan Children’s Books:


thats why we dont eat animals

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals by Ruby Roth

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v is for vegan book

V Is for Vegan by Ruby Roth

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not a nugget book

Not A Nugget by Stephanie Dreyer, illustrated by Jack Veda


we're vegan book

We’re Vegan! by Anna Bean


milk and cookie a little spooky book

Milk and Cookie a Little Spooky by Maritza Oliver


Vegan Book Publisher:

Vegan Publishers

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