Recommended Reading

**These recommends are linked to Amazon, of which I’m an affiliate.**


An exhaustive book list can be overwhelming.

For this reason, I’ve hand-picked what I think are essential reads, good enough to invest in & have as part of your personal library.

There are so many more fabulous, informative, & helpful vegan/plant-based books than I have listed here, but the following list is a great place to start.

{Amazon typically offers the best prices on books. The following titles are linked to Amazon. There are a few titles that I was unable to directly link, so for those, just go to the book section of Amazon, and type in the book’s title.}


vegan essentials

♥ China Study & Whole, both by T.C. Campbell
Start with these first.

♥ Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell Esselstyn
A heart surgeon turns to plants to reverse heart disease. (Includes some of my favorite, easy recipes!)

♥ Becoming Vegan, by Brenda Davis & Vesanto Melina
Two R.D.’s break it all down.

 Vegan for Life, by Jack Norris
Everything you need to know to be healthy & fit on a plant-based diet.

The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Forces that Undermine our Health & Happiness, by  Doug J. Lisle & Alan Goldhamer
One of the best detailed overviews of why plants are what we should eat.


vegan + LDS (Mormon)

 Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Foods, Plant-based Perspective, by Jane Birch
Seeing the Word of Wisdom in light of our 21st century perspective.


ethics of veganism

  Mad Cowboy, by Howard Lyman
An ex-cattle rancher turns vegan.

 Food Revolutionby John Robbins
If you’re vegan, or considering going vegan or vegetarian, John Robbins is a man you need to get to know.

♥ Vegan’s Daily Companion, by Colleen Patrick-Godreau
Colleen’s voice is compelling, strong, & if she can’t convince you to go veg, I don’t know who can.



Note: There are so many good vegan cookbooks. It’s hard to choose just a few. But if I had to choose just a few, these are what I would recommend. 

 Choosing Raw, by Gena Hemshaw
Accessible highly raw food. Gena is a fellow blogger & one of my favorites at that.

  Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, by Dreena Burton
This was the first vegan cookbook that really *sold* me on vegan food.

 Let Them Eat Vegan! by Dreena Burton
Dreena’s most recent cookbook–over 200 delicious recipes (many oil, nut, & soy-free).

 Isa Does It, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Isa is the post-punk, veganized Martha Stewart.

Oh She Glows cookbook, by Angela Liddon
Beautiful, tasty, whole foods vegan food.

 Naturally Sweet & Gluten-free, by Ricki Heller
Vegan desserts — no refined sugar, no gluten, absolutely delicious.



Forks Over Knives
A must-watch.