Cited as the "Grand Prix" of epidemiological studies, The China Study is data heavy and written by accomplished medical minds, This book is not for everybody, but it's full of compelling evidence why the consumption of animal-based foods is not in the best interest of human beings, physiologically speaking. It's a brick of a book, but an important one.
How Not to Die
Similar to The China Study, How Not to Die is a tome that makes a great, evidence-based argument why a plant-based diet is optimal for human health and longevity. 100% of the proceeds of this book are channeled to support NutritionFacts.org, a fantastic online nutrition resource that is free access.
Meat is for Pussies
This is a well-researched, humourously written book about the pitfalls of consuming meat, eggs, and dairy. It's crass, it's loud, it's funny, it's short, and it's effective. Reading this book is like having a trusted friend sit you down and set you straight on your behaviour and your attitude.
This is one of my all time favourite books on plant-based nutrition and the lifestyle.
Oh She Glows
Canadian Angela Liddon set the culinary world alight with this book. This book consistently gets mentioned as a must-have in the plant-based sphere, and for good reason: the recipes are incredible. Oh She Glows is so popular that, now, it's probably more accurate categorize it as a cultural institution than a simply as a recipe book.
Oh She Glows Everyday
Riffing on the flavours and intentions of the original Oh She Glows, Oh She Glows Everyday is a great kitchen resource, and the recipes were crafted with busy lives in mind. Inside this book are recipes that are simplified, stripped back, and easier to whip up if you're pinched for time.
There are a number of Thug Kitchen recipe books out there now, but this is the OG Thug Kitchen. Having it in our home kitchen brought some serious bold flavour punch to our food. This is a great book to have if you're looking to cautiously wade into the waters of plant-based eating.