A little virtual book club!  I’ve been a vegan for four years but I’m still working my way through several books on vegan life and animal rights; below is a list of what I’ve read so far.  To read my book reviews, head on over to my profile at

  • Mercy for Animals: One Man’s Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals
    Author: Nathan Runkle with Gene Stone
  • Burger
    Author: Carol J. Adams
  • Captive
    Author: Jo-Anne McArthur
  • Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviours and Raising a Happy Dog
    Author: Alana Stevenson
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
    Author: Gene Baur
  • Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture
    Author: Robert Grillo
  • Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism 
    Author: Mark Hawthorne
  • What A Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
    Author: Jonathan Balcombe
  • Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time
    Authors: Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane
  • Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
    Author: Matthew Scully
  • The Jungle (a novel that brought national attention to the conditions of immigrants working in the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the twentieth century)
    Author: Upton Sinclair
  • The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)
    Author: Carol J. Adams
  • No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self
    Author: Matt Frazier
  • Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Workers’ Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants
    Author/Report By: Human Rights Watch (
  • Diet for a Small Planet: The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans Eat (20th Anniversary Edition)
    Author: Frances Moore Lappé
  • Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Your Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Author: John Robbins
  • We Animals: Photographs and Text by Jo-Anne McArthur
    Author: Jo-Anne McArthur
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted
    Authors: T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
  • Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Rights Movement, updated from the 2009 edition
    Author: Peter Singer
  • The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business
    Author: Christopher Leonard
  • Dying for a Hamburger:  Modern Meat Processing and the Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Authors: Murray Waldman, M.D., & Marjorie Lamb
  • Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (not related to animal rights specifically but certainly related to societal oppression and exploitation of a people considered “less than”)
    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice (personal essays from 14 activists)
    Edited by: Lisa Kemmerer
  • The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World (10th Anniversary Edition)
    Author: John Robbins
  • The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
    Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals
    Author: Jenny Brown, Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • No More Bull!  The Mad Cowboy Targets America’s Worst Enemy: Our Diet
    Howard Lyman with Glen Merzer & Joanna Samorow-Merzer