12 Incredible Books That Every Vegan Should Read This Summer

by Sarah Von Alt|
June 7, 2017

1. Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog

This powerful book details the psychology behind our inconsistent treatment of animals, changing the way we think about our relationship with them.

2. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hailed by literary critics and activists as the best book about animal agribusiness ever written, Eating Animals explores the various ways we justify our meat habit.

3. My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki

This mesmerizing novel is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and was awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim.

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

Want to become a better activist? This book focuses on how to get involved in animal activism, including the most effective ways to speak out for animals.

5. How Not to Die by Dr. Greger

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Greger shares his findings on the leading causes of chronic illness and offers practical advice for living a healthier life.

6. The Green and the Red: A Novel by Armand Chauvel

In this fictional work, which is part romantic comedy and part comedy of errors, a struggling vegetarian restaurant owner and a carnivorous marketing director butt heads.

7. Becoming Vegan: A Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

This book provides a comprehensive look at vegan nutrition, detailing the plethora of health benefits associated with a plant-based diet and the best ways to obtain key nutrients.

8. Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat by Marta Zaraska

This fascinating book highlights the history behind our cultural obsession with meat and the wide range of factors that influence our feelings about eating animals.

9. Animals: A Novel by Don LePan

This compelling novel takes place 100 years in the future, imagining the devastating consequences of our meat-heavy diets on the future of life on Earth.

10. Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) by Moby and Miyun Park

The perfect book for anyone who wants to make informed choices about food and understand how food choices affect animals, workers, the environment, and human health.

11. The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times by Tristram Stuart

Sure to be a page turner, this book details the history of vegetarianism worldwide since 1600.

12. Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction by John Yunker

This collection of short stories (from writers around the globe) showcases the relationship between humans and non-human animals, inspiring readers to rethink their view of animals.

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