A list of recommendations for books, films, websites, podcasts, and so on that I have found helpful, informative, and inspirational on my journey.

Recommended Reading...

Non-Fiction Books about Veganism, Animal-Rights, The Food Industry, Health, and Nutrition and Other such related topics -

For The Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States - Diane Beers
Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life - Brendan Brazier
Thrive Fitness: The Vegan Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health and Fitness - Brendan Brazier
The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals - Jenny Brown
Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies Ignite Your Spark and Live Like You Mean It! - Kris Carr
The China Study - T. Colin Campbell
Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect and Inhumane Treatment in the U.S. Meat Industry - Gail A. Eisnitz
The Engine 2 Diet - Rip Esselstyn
Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
Skinny Bitch: A No nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous - Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Veganist: Loose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World - Kelly Freston
Power Vegan: Plant Fueled Nutrition for Maximum Health and Fitness - Rhea Frey 
Vegan’s Daily Companion - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The 30-Day Vegan Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Cleaner, Getting Leaner, and Living Compassionately - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau 
Sister Species: Woman, Animals and Social Justice - Lisa A Kemmerer and Carol J. Adams
Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health - Joseph Keon
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity - David Kirby 
Diet for a Small Planet - Frances Moore Lappe
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat - Howard F. Lyman
An Unnatural Order: Roots of Our Destruction of Nature - Jim Mason
The Face on your Plate: The Truth About Food - Jeffery Moussaieff Masson
Vegan For Her: Virginia Messina & JL Fields 
Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health - Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health - Marion Nestle
This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species - Christina Pirello
Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth - John Robbins
The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World - John Robbins
Healthy at 100: How you can - at any age - dramatically increase your life span and your health span - John Robbins
Dominion - The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals and The Call to Mercy - Matthew Scully
The Vegan Monologues - Ben A Shaberman
Animal Liberation - Peter Singer
Meatanomics - How The Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much and How to Eat Better, Live Longer and Spend Smarter - David Robinson Simon
Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World - Bob Torres
World Peace Diet - Dr. Will Tuttle

Vegan Cookbooks -  

Easy Vegan: Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating -
Vegan for the Holidays - Zel Allen
Vegan Secret Supper: Bold and Elegant Menus from a Rouge Kitchen - Merida Anderson
Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions - Elizabeth Andoh
Big Vegan - Robin Asbell
Vegan Holiday Kitchen - Nava Atlas
Wild About Greens - Nava Atlas 
The Get Healthy Go Vegan Cookbook - Neal D. Bernard
Thrive Foods - Brendan Brazier
Let Them Eat Vegan! - Dreena Burton 
Soak Your Nuts: Karyn's Conscious Comfort Foods: Karyn Calabrese 
Nonna’s Italian Kitchen: Delicious Home-Style Vegan Cuisine - Bryanna Clark Grogan
World Vegan Feast - Bryanna Clark Grogan
Authentic Chinese Cuisine - Bryanna Clark Grogon
The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet - Skye Michael Conroy
The Non-Dairy Formulary - Skye Michael Conroy 
Chloe's Kitchen - Chloe Coscarelli 
Chloe's Vegan Desserts - Chloe Coscarelli 
Practically Raw - Amber Shea Crawley 
The Blooming Platter - Betsy DiJulio 
Spork-Fed - Jenny Engel & Heather Goldberg 
 Skinny Bitch In the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!) - Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
The Indian Vegan Kitchen - Madhu Gadia, M.S. R.D.
The Accidental Vegan - Devra Gartenstein
Vegan Junk Food - Lane Gold
Color Me Vegan - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The Vegan Table - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The Great Vegan Bean Book - Kathy Hester
Vegan Slow Cooking for 1 or 2 - Kathy Hester 
The Vegan Diner - Julie Hasson 
Vegan Pizza - Julie Hasson 
reFresh - Ruth Tal and Jennifer Houston
Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro - Mikini Howell
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor Nutrition and Craft of live-culture foods - Sandor Ellix Katz
Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooker - Carla Kelly
The 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes for your Vegan Kitchen - Kelly E. Keough
The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen - Donna Klein
The Tropical Vegan Kitchen - Donna Klein
Vegan Italiano - Donna Klein
How It All Vegan - Sara Kramer and Tanya Barnard
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats - Allyson Kramer 
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around The World - Allyson Kramer 
Blissful Bites - Christy Morgan 
Superfood Smoothies - Julie Morris 
Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing Foods - Julie Morris 
Caribbean Vegan - Taymer Mason
Vegan with a Vengeance - Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Appetite for Reduction - Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Vegan Brunch - Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Veganomicon - Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Isa Does it: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious, Vegan recipes for Every Day: Isa Chandra Moskowitz 
The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet - Joni Marie Newman 
Vegan Food Gifts - Joni Marie Newman 
Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen - Joni Marie Newman
The Happy Herbivore - Lindsay S. Nixon
Everyday Happy Herbivore - Lindsay S. Nixon 
American Vegan Kitchen - Tamasin Noyes
Grills Gone Vegan - Tamasin Noyes 
The Gluten-Free Vegan - Susan O’Brien
365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health with a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables: Kathy Patalsky
The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude - Brian L. Patton 
Cookin' Crunk: Eating Vegan in the Dirty South - Bianca Phillips 
Cooking the Whole Foods Way - Christina Pirello
The Candle Café Cookbook - Joy Pierson, Bart Potenza, and Barbara Scott-Goodman
The 30 Minute Vegan - Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray
The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East - Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray
The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe - Mark Reinfeld
Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion - Robin Robertson
Vegan on the Cheap - Robin Robertson
Vegan Planet - Robin Robertson
Quick Fix Vegan - Robin Robertson
Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker - Robin Robertson
Nut Butter Univers - Robin Robertson 
One Dish Vegan - Robin Robertson 
Viva Vegan! - Terry Hope Romero
Vegan Eats World - Terry Hope Romero 
The Conscious Cook - Tal Ronnen
The Hemp Nut Cookbook - Richard Rose & Brigitte Mars
Artisan Vegan Cheese - Miyoko Schinner
The New Now and Zen Epicure - Miyoko Schinner
Japanese Cooking: Contemporary and Traditional - Miyoko Schinner 
Grilling Vegan Style: 125 Fired Up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ - John E. Schlimm
The Cheesey Vegan - John Schlimm
The Kind Diet - Alicia Silverstone
Quick & Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food - Alicia C. Simpson 
Vegan Indian Cooking - Anupy Singla
Recipes for Health Bliss - Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D
Mouthwatering Vegan: Miriam Sorrell 
Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook - Del Sroufe
Get It Ripe - Jae Steele
Ripe from Around Here - Jae Steele
Heart Healthy Pizza (Vol 1) - Mark Sutton 
500 Vegan Recipes - Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman
Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites - Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman
The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions - Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman
Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day - Celine Steen & Tamasin Noyes 
Whole Grain Vegan Baking - Celine Steen
Vegan Soul Kitchen - Bryant Terry 
The Inspired Vegan - Bryant Terry 
Vegan Yum Yum - Lauren Ulm
The Natural Vegan Kitchen - Christine Waltermyer
Clean Start - Terry Walters
A Life in Balance: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health - Meg Wolff

Vegan Baking/Dessert -

Pies and Tarts With Heart - Dynise Balcavage 
Very Vegan Christmas Cookies - Ellen Brown 
Practically Raw Desserts - Amber Shea Crawley 
Chloe's Vegan Desserts: Chloe Coscarelli 
Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts - Fran Costigan
Practically Raw Desserts: Flexible Recipes for All Natural Sweets and Treats - Amber Shea Crawley
Allergy-Free Deserts: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, and Nut-Free Delights - Elizabeth Gordon
My Sweet Vegan: Passionate About Dessert - Hannah Kaminsky
Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season - Hannah Kaminsky
Vegan A La Mode - Hannah Kaminsky 
As Easy As Vegan Pie: One of a Kind Sweet And Savory Slices - Hannah Kaminsky  
Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free and Vegan Baking Book - Jennifer Katzinger
Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Doughnuts to Snickerdoodles - Erin McKenna
Sticky Fingers's Sweets: 100 Super Sweet Vegan Recipes - Doron Petersan 
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World - Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar - Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Lick It! - Cathe Olson
The Joy of Vegan Baking - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Sweet Utopia: Simply Stunning Vegan Desserts - Sharon Valencik

Vegetarian Cookbooks - (Yes, these are Vegetarian cookbooks but many of them contain vegan recipes and almost all of the non-vegan recipes can easily be made so, and even though I don’t use them as often as I used to, I still enjoy them, and they’re good for inspiring delicious vegan creations)

The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook - Justin Fox Burks & Amy Lawrence 
3 Bowls: Vegetarian Recipes an American Zen Buddhist Monestary - Seppo Ed Farrey
Vegetarian Dishes from Across the Middle East - Arto der Haroutunian
Canadian Living: The Vegetarian Collection - Alison Kent and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen - Donna Klein
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone - Deborah Madison
Super Natural Cooking - Heidi Swanson

Raw Food Cookbooks - (I really enjoy raw food, especially in the summer, these are some of my favorite raw vegan uncook books)

Gorilla Food: Living and Eating Organic Vegan and Raw - Aaron Ash
Everyday Raw Detox - Meredith Baird 
Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health - Victoria Boutenko
Raw: The Uncook Book - Juliano Brotman and Erika Lenkert
Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing With Karyn: Cleansing Secrets For Inner Healing and Outer Beauty - Karyn Calabrese
The Raw Food Gourmet: Going Raw for Total Well-Being - Gabrielle Chavez and Victoria Boutenko
Raw for Dessert: Easy Delights for Everyone - Jennifer Cornbleet
Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People - Jennifer Cornbleet 
RawEssence: 180 Delicious Recipes for Raw Living - David Cote & Matthieu Gallant
Everyday Raw - Matthew Kenney
Everyday Raw Desserts - Matthew Kennedy
Everyday Raw Detox - Matthew Kennedy 
Eat Raw Eat Well - Douglas McNish
Raw Food Real World - Sarma Melngailis
Living Raw Food - Sarma Melngailis
Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen - Ani Phyo
Ani’s Kitchen Essentials - Ani Phyo
Ani’s Raw Food Deserts - Ani Phyo
Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes - Ani Phyo
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juice Fasting - Steve Prussack & Bo Rinaldi 
The Raw Food Revolution Diet - Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis & Vesanto Melina
Raw Energy - Stephanie Tourles 
The Art of Raw Living Food - Doreen Virtue
Annelie's Raw Food Power - Annelie Whitefield 
Raw and Simple - Judita Wignail 


Documentaries - Food/Animal Welfare -

A Delicate Balance - Directed by Aaron Scheibner (2008)
Earthlings - Directed by Shaun Monson (2005)
Farm to Fridge - Mercy for Animals -
Food Inc. - Directed by Robert Kenner (2008)
Food Matters - Directed by James Colquhoun & Carlo Ledesma (2008)
Forks Over Knives - Directed by Lee Fulkerson (2011)
Fowl Play - Mercy for Animals -
Fresh - Directed by Ana Sofia Joanes (2009)
The Future of Food - Directed by Deborah Koons (2007)
The Garden - Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy (2008)
Killer at Large - Directed by Steven Greenstreet (2008)
King Corn - Directed by Aaron Woolf (2007)
Meet your Meat - Peta
The Witness - Tribe Of Heart
Vegucated - Kind Green Planet (2010)

Documentaries - Environment

The 11th Hour - Directed by Leila Conners & Nadia Conners (2008)
African Cats - Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey (2011)
An Inconvenient Truth - Directed by Davis Guggenheim (2006)
Arctic Tale - Directed by Adam Ravetch & Sarah Robertson (2007)
The Blue Planet- Directed by Alastair Fothergill (2001)
The Cove - Directed by Louie Psihoyos (2009)
Crude - Directed by Joe Berlinger (2009)
Dirt! The Movie - Directed by Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow & Eleonore Dailly (2009)
Earth - Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfeild (2007)
Flow - Directed by Dan Berger (2008)
Gasland - Directed by Josh Fox (2010)
Life: The Complete BBC Series (2009)
March of the Penguins - Directed by Luc Jacquet (2005)
National Geographic: Human Footprint - Directed by Clive Maltby (2008)
No Impact Man - Directed by Laura Gabbert, & Justine Schein (2009)
Oceans - Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud (2009)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (2007)
Planet In Peril: CNN Series (2008)
Rivers and Tides - Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer (2001)
Tapped - Directed by Stephanie Soechtig & Jason Lindsey (2010)
Trashed - Derek Boonstra Directed by (2007)
Who Killed The Electric Car? - Directed by Chris Paine (2006)

Websites -  (Where you can find further information and resources on a variety of different health, nutrition, environmental, and animal welfare issues.)

Brendan Brazier -
Dr. T. Colin Campbell Foundation -
Brenda Davis R.D -
Eat Right America -
The Elephant Sanctuary -
Environmental Working Group -
Caldwell Esselstyn M.D.-
Rip Esselstyn -
Farm Sanctuary -
Dr. Joel Fuhrman -
Justice for Animals -
Michael Klaper M.D. -
Greenpeace International -
Michael Greger M.D -
Harp Seals -
John McDougall M.D -
Vesanto Melina -
Mercy For Animals -
Jack Norris R.D -
Ocean Conservancy -
Organic Athlete -
Organic Consumers Association -
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau -
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) -
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine -
Dr. Pam Popper -
Post Punk Kitchen -
John Robbins Official Site -
Vegan Body Building -
The Vegan Ideal -
Vegetarian Baby -
Vegetarian Teen -
Vegetarian Times -
VegNews Magazine -
World Peace Diet -