I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
I loved the plot and learning about the circus. However, due to a few scenes with prostituting circus women with tassels, it falls in my "kind of embarrassed that I finished this book" category.
There you go.
So of course, I was intrigued by her next novel, learning about more animals, but nervous about the content. The apes are definitely the ones getting the most action in this book though, which is easier to handle. The plot definitely wasn't as good, but I did enjoy learning about this species that shares so much DNA with us.