The books on this list were chosen because they cover many aspects of living more compassionately.There is information here that will be of interest to both those who are new to veganism and those who have been vegan for many years. We would like to include in these pages a review of each of these books, to assist readers in making choices. Titles that have already been reviewed appear in orange and you can click on them to read the reviews. If you would like to write a review, or would like to suggest additions to this list, please contact us.

Animal Liberation by Peter Singer - reviewed by Fran Hutcherson

Animals and Why They Matter by Mary Midgley

Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina Brenda Davis and Victoria Harrison

Compassionate Cook by PETA

Friendly Foods by Ron Pickarski

In Defense of Animals by Peter Singer

Incredibly Delicious by Gentle World - reviewed by Helen Banks

Power of your Plate by Neal Barnard

Pregnancy, Children and the Vegan Diet by Dr. Michael Klaper

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs by Karen Davis

Simply Heavenly: The Monastery Vegetarian Cookbook by George Burke

Simply Vegan by Reed Mangels (book authored by Debra Wasserman)

Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Abuse in the Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz

The Complete Vegetarian Kitchen by Lorna Sass

The Gourmet Vegan by Heather Lamont

The Most Noble Diet by George Eisman, Anne Green, and Matt Ball

The Seventh-Day Diet by Chris Rucker and Jan Hoffman

The Short-Cut Vegetarian by Lorna Sass

The Single Vegan by Leah Leneman

The Uncheese Cookbook by JoAnne Stepaniak

The Vegan Cookbook by Alan Wakeman and Gordon Baskerville

The Vegan Gourmet by Susann Geiskopf-Hadler et al.

The Vegetarian Way by Virginia and Mark Messina

Tofu Cookery by Louise Hagler

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus. This book has generously been made available for free download by the author at

We are grateful to many people for help with compiling this list.

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