My best books list below for vegan and eco-friendly living is a selection of my favourite titles so far.
Books offer us an invitation to delve into a world through the author’s eyes.
They can start conversations and debates. A book can challenge your perceptions, surprise you, or help you on a subject you are interested in – these are the books I love to read.
Which are your favourite books?
Best books list: Environment – conservation – green living
Back to Nature: How to Love Life – and Save It, by Chris Packham & Megan McCubbin
One thing has become clear this year – we need nature more than ever. And it needs us too.
From our balconies and gardens to our woodlands, national parks and beyond, Back to Nature captures the essence of how we feel about the wildlife outside our windows.
Through personal stories, conservation breakthroughs and scientific discoveries, it explores the wonder and the solace of nature, and the ways in which we can connect with it – and protect it.
The Future We Choose, by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
Discover why there’s hope for the planet and how we can each make a difference in the climate crisis, starting today.
Humanity is not doomed, and we can and will survive. The future is ours to create: it will be shaped by who we choose to be in the coming years. The coming decade is a turning point – it is time to turn from indifference or despair and towards a stubborn, determined optimism.
Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose shows us steps we can all take to renew our planet and create a better world beyond the climate crisis: today, tomorrow, this year and in the coming decade.
Christiana Figueres was the UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change between 2010 and 2016. She was the public face of the most pivotal climate agreement in history, the Paris Climate Agreement, in 2015.
Tom Rivett-Carnac was senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement.
Together they are the co-founders of Global Optimism, an organisation focused on creating environmental and social change, and co-hosts of the podcast Outrage and Optimism.
The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Make Small Changes That Make a Big Difference, by Jen Gale
Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet.
If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long, and remembering your reusable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you.
Covering every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate.
Best books list: Veganism
This Is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You), by Ed Winters
Every time we eat, we have the power to radically transform the world we live in. Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, non-human exploitation.
Undeniably, these issues can be uncomfortable to learn about but the benefits of doing so cannot be overstated. It is quite literally a matter of life and death.
Through exploring the major ways that our current system of animal farming affects the world around us, as well as the cultural and psychological factors that drive our behaviours, This Is Vegan Propaganda answers the pressing question, is there a better way?
Whether you are a vegan already or curious to learn more, this book will show you the other side of the story that has been hidden for far too long.
This Is Vegan Propaganda is the empowering and ground-breaking book on veganism that everyone, vegan and sceptic alike, needs to read.
INCLUSIVE: THE NEW EXCLUSIVE: How The FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY Can STOP Leaving MONEY On The Table, by Heather Landex
This book is not only for the food industry professionals. It is for anyone with an allergy or particular dietary need and everyone who wants to learn how a plant-based diet should be adequately accommodated in the hospitality industry.
Heather’s experience and passion for food safety, veganism and allergy management come together in an easily digestible, inspiring format for all to understand.
The defining book on the climate crisis that shows us how we can and will survive.
Best book: Self-help
Myths of Choice: Why people won’t change and what you can do about it, by Clare Mann
This is a self-help book inviting the reader to examine their own life and how personal and social myths impact and limit their choices.
By understanding how these myths operate, you can re-evaluate their role in your life, see the pervasiveness of myths in other people’s lives, and how their resistance to change is influenced by them.
The book provides tools for becoming an even stronger voice for change.