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Gift Guide-Vegan Booklist-10.19.16

I love to read! I have loved to read since I was a little girl.  Trips to the bookstore and the library were (and are) one of my favorite adventures.  With my love of reading, it is only logical to include a Gift Guide-Vegan Booklist post in our Vegan Gift Giving Series.  When adopting a vegan lifestyle, reading, researching, and the desire to have as much information on the topic (and all the peripheral matters) was non-negotiable.  Click here for my post on  4 Phase of a Vegan Transition – through all 4 phases reading is essential.

For our Vegan Gift Guide, I wanted to share a vegan booklist where I included both books I have read and some that are on my wish list.  I have intentionally left Vegan Cookbooks off this list.  I will share a Vegan Cookbook List as part of the series as well.  Please note, many other vegan books are incredible; unfortunately, this list is not inclusive of all of them.

Gift Guide-Vegan Booklist

Books I’ve Read (and would read again and again)

Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World, One Heart at a Time

This sweet story of how Esther wiggled her way into the lives of her adoptive human companions and how it changed their lives.  Great story and easy read.

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Probably one of my favorite books I have read ever.  Dr. Michael Greger spends hours researching the peer reviewed medical studies and shares his findings in this best seller.  The information to support the health and wellness side of a plant-based diet is astounding.  How Not to Die is an excellent option for a parent of millennials who are not sure how to help their child to eat a healthy vegan diet or for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle and not succumb to the diseases we lose so many friends and family members.  This book is divided into two sections that include short, direct chapters, making it an easy read and an excellent reference book.

Letters to a New Vegan: Letters to Inform, Inspire, and Support a Vegan Lifestyle

The letters in this book reaffirm the feelings a new vegan is experiencing.  It is a transition, and as we all know, change can be difficult.  When people you respect question your decision or provide unsolicited advice, a new vegan needs these inspiring letters to provide support and encouragement.

Vegan’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately

I appreciated the simple format of this book.  Great to feed your vegan inspiration on a daily basis.

Main Street Vegan: Everything you need to know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World

This book covers a lot of the burning questions a new vegan or “vegcurious” might ask. I read it after being vegan for two years and found much of it to be great information to equip me to help others.  Main Street Vegan would be an excellent book for someone looking to find support and the right words to express why they are vegan and how to answer those difficult questions.

Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

This book summed up the number one question asked to vegans; “But how do you get your protein?”  Proteinaholic should be read by every American struggling with weight loss ( and feels they have exhausted every diet.  Do not let that discourage you from gifting this.  Proteinaholic is eye opening and I had many “aha moments” throughout the book.  Dr. Garth Davis provides real life examples and real experiences to share how your diet affects your weight and your life.  The situations he describes and the words that come out of his patient’s mouths are words I spoke myself.


Books on my Wish List

Healthiest Diet on the Planet

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things


We hope this Gift Guide-Vegan Booklist leads you to grab a great gift for a loved one or yourself.  Brew a warm beverage, grab a blanket and curl up with a good book; and enjoy one of my favorite past times.  Please share top picks off your Vegan Booklist in the comments below and on our Social Media Posts (*Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).

Happy VegInspired Reading!





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