Best of Vegan Books

The following is a list of books to read on a variety of topics surrounding plant-based diets, nutrition and health, veganism, and the environmental impacts of food choices. These are all available on Amazon via the hyperlinks below. (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases via affiliate links, at no additional cost to you)

  1. How Not To Die” – Dr. Michael Greger.
  2. Finding Ultra”  – Rich Roll.
  3. The Proof Is In The Plants: How Science Shows a Plant Based Diet Could Save Your Life (And the Planet” – Simon Hill.
  4. Super Life” – Darin Olien.
  5. The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World” – Marco Borges.
  6. Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy-and Save Our Planet” – Kathy Freston, and Bruce Friedrich.
  7.  “Fiber Fueled” – Will Bulsiewicz
  8. The China Study” – T. Colin Campbell, and Thomas M. Campbell.
  9.  “We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast” – Jonathan Safran.
  10. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism” – Melanie Joy.
  11. Your Body In Balance” – Dr. Neal Barnard.
  12. Meatonomics” – John Robbins.
  13. Gristle” – Moby, and Miyun Park.
  14. Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families” –     Reshma Shah, and Brenda Davis.
  15. Why Vegan?: Eating Ethically” – Peter Singer.
  16. Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy on a Plant-based Diet” – Jack Norris, and Virginia Messina.
  17. Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert fueling strategies for training, recovery, and performance” – D. Enette Larson-Meyer, and Matt Ruscigno.
  18. Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time” – Nil Zacharias, and Gene Stone.
  19. Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World” – Matthew Prescott.
  20. Eat and Run” – Scott Jurek. 
  21. No-Meat Athlete” – Matt Frazier.
  22. Skinny Bastard” (for male audience) – Rory Freedman, and Kim Barnouin.
  23. Skinny Bitch” (for female audience) – Rory Freedman, and Kim Barnouin.

What are some of your favorite vegan books that you have found impactful? Share below in the comments.

How Not To Die

Quite the question isn’t it? Well, this is actually the title of one hell of an eye opening book, and this is another source of information I wish everyone could be exposed to! It’s crazy to me that the information contained within is not mainstream knowledge…yet, at least.

The author of this book is Dr. Michael Greger; a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger is also a licensed general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Not to mention he is also the man behind the amazing website and information source Hop on that site, and you can spend hours learning new information about a myriad of health topics affecting our human population.

No, this is not some vegan book for vegan people, this is a book for anyone and everyone that wants to learn about the best ways to nourish our bodies for health, how to prevent the leading causes of death in our society (hint, it’s not prescription pills and surgeries), and why it is that the general medical community is not talking more about food as a source of healing and disease prevention.


I love this section here in the very beginning of the book (Pg. 10 Introduction) that pretty much hits the nail on the head:

“In this book, I don’t advocate for a vegetarian diet or a vegan diet. I advocate for an EVIDENCE-BASED diet, and the best available balance of science suggests that the more whole plant foods we eat the better…”

I don’t understand how people can, or simply choose, to ignore the mounds of evidence and statistics offered in this book. Even someone like myself who has already been on a plant based diet for multiple years now was shocked by all the evidence and information contained in this book; I mean it’s simply so glaring! And yes, some people might be turned off  by the physical thickness of this book (it’s a hefty one), but you don’t have to read this front to back if you don’t want to, simply think of it as an encyclopedia on the leading causes of human death (or diseases), and nutritional solutions – just use the table of contents and learn about the particular issues that interest you. But fair warning, even if you do that, soon enough you will find yourself wanting to read the whole thing haha…you’ll see, it’s just too good not to!