Saturday, May 21, 2011

On My Wishlist (12)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

On My Wishlist this week:
Ape House by Sara Gruen
Publish Date: September 17, 2010

Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language.

Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but animals she gets—especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside.

When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, John’s human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he’ll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest—and unlikeliest—phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them. Now, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, Isabel must connect with her own kind, including John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda.

Ape House delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen’s place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before.

I have to admit that I want to read this purely because I read and loved WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. It really was a super book. I hope that this one is just as good! It definitely sounds like an awesome book. I'm excited to read it.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

What's on your wishlist this week?


  1. Looks interesting. I haven't read Water for Elephants because, well, I'm afraid it'll be terribly sad. I'm working my way up to it. :)

    I'm a new follower, have a lovely Saturday.

  2. Ape House sounds wonderful! I've never even heard of it before, but now it's going straight onto my ever-changing wishlist.

    I'm a new follower too, you read such interesting books.

  3. This week I actually crossed more wishes off my list than I added. Come see what I've read.

  4. So far I've only heard good things about Water For Elephants. I'll be looking forward to your review of this one. Shari over at My Neurotic Book Affair

  5. I've been meaning to read Water For Elephants for some time now...especially since the movie just came out. Great choice!