And happy summer reading.
Whether on vacation, long weekends, or on breaks between all the other activities that keep vegans busy, I hope you'll get the chance to indulge (no, that makes it sound like a luxury) crack open a bunch of new favourite books over the summer months. I'm still finishing a few I started and because one of my quirks is to save until last what I like best, Nick Cooney's Change of Heart will have to wait a bit. (Pssst, I may feature this book as a giveaway sometime--I think it's that useful!--so keep your eyes peeled.)
Two books on top of my must-read-this-summer list are Green is the New Red by Will Potter and Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from our favourite nutritionists Jack Norris and Virginia Messina. But there's also a couple of other books (okay, a whole pile but I can only read/buy so many at a time) that I think would be super interesting. For a Canadian perspective I can't wait to get my hands on John Sorenson's About Canada: Animal Rights in part because most vegan books are American, but also because John teaches at Brock University which is close enough that I'm even entertaining fantasies of going back to school! On my own personal Amazon list I've got three books that look at animal rights from a gender perspective, including (despite the two kinda odd reviews) Women and the animal rights movement, Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice (you gotta check out the cover!), and Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak. Hmmm, that'll be a hard pick. Also a couple of books that directly compare animal exploitation to slavery and the Holocaust, but the list is so long that it'll keep me anticipating for years ahead no doubt.
But enough about what I want to read. Yes, make sure to take advantage of the weather (remember how long winter was?), get away if you possibly can (whether in Canada or elsewhere), spend extra time with beloved furry, finny or feathery ones, and enjoy your vegan reading this summer!