Animal Book Club

dog-reading-by-dan-bennett-article-image_2Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, films, and more! ALDF’s Animal Book Club is a one-stop shop for your animal-loving reading needs. Hosted by ALDF’s own staff writer, Dr. Jennifer Molidor, a literature professor and animal lover, the ABC series is a great way to get the scoop on the latest books, revisit some classics, and join in some fun conversations about animals!

Book Reviews

The Animal Book Club reviews books regularly for your education and enjoyment. Click on the link to see a list of all of our reviews—get caught up and join today!


Your favorite animal authors, interviewed. Read all of Animal Book Club’s interviews with famous vegan, animal rights, and other topically relevant authors.

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  • Also, check out our Goodreads page to see a list of the books we have covered, and to discuss the issues these great books cover.

Reading List

The 2013 Voiceless Anthology
Selected by: J.M. Coetzee, Ondine Sherman, Wendy Were, and Susan Wyndham
Subject: the top entries chosen from 350 Australian authors on our relationship with animals.

The Lost Whale
Authors: Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit (directors of The Whale)
Subject: The true story of a young orca named Luna, separated from his family in British Columbia, who seeks out human contact.


The Whale
Interview with filmmakers and film review coming soon!
Subject: nonfiction, the true story of a wild orca named Luna, lost in Nootka Sound.
Narrated by: Ryan Reynolds Directors: Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit

Recommended Books


Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle


Brendan Brazier’s Thrive


Carol J. Adam’s The Sexual Politics of Meat


Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals


Andrew Linzey Animal Theology
Will Tuttle’s The World Peace Diet
Matthew Scully’s Dominion
Lisa Kemmerer’s Animals and World Religions


Amy Hatkoff’s The Inner World of Farm Animals


Jenny Brown’s The Lucky Ones


Horrific (Factory Farms)
Timothy Pachirat’s Every 12 Seconds
David Kirby’s Animal Factory


David Kirby’s Death at SeaWorld


No Voice Unheard’s Ninety Five: Meeting America’s Animals in Stories & Photographs


Peter Singer’s The Way We Eat
Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation
John Robbins’ The Food Revolution
Rory Freedman’s Skinny Bitch, Skinny Bastard
Victorian Moran’s Main Street Vegan

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