|1|| THE LAST JUROR (Dell, $7.99). By John Grisham|
The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt family vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
|2|| THE KITE RUNNER (Riverhead, $14). By Khaled Hosseini|
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
|3|| 3RD DEGREE (Warner, $7.99). By James Patterson &|
Andrew Gross. Terrorist acts jolt San Francisco, compelling the Women's Murder Club to investigate.
|4|| DIGITAL FORTRESS (Griffin, $14.95; St. Martin's,|
$7.99). By Dan Brown. An NSA operative develops an impenetrable code that may imperil U.S. intelligence.
|5|| THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, uncovering some family secrets.||34|
|6|| ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)|
By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
|7|| THE CALHOUNS: CATHERINE, AMANDA AND LILAH|
(Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts. Tales of passion involving three sisters and their ancestral Maine estate.
|8|| TO DIE FOR (Ballantine, $7.99). By Linda Howard|
A gym owner, witness to a shooting, is irked when her police protector turns out to be a former beau.
|9|| THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (Harvest, $14)|
By Audrey Niffenegger. A man fated to be whisked back and forth through time manages to find true love.
|10|| DANCE WITH ME (Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice|
Romance blossoms between two former NYC residents who, for family reasons, each return to their rural hometown.
|1|| DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three Rivers, $13.95)|
By Barack Obama. A memoir of a diverse and challenging youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
|2|| THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN|
MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
|3|| READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)|
By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her Western literature discussion groups for women students.
|4|| ELECTION 2004: HOW BUSH WON AND|
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN THE FUTURE
(PublicAffairs, $14). By Evan Thomas & Newsweek Staff
|5|| GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)|
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
|6|| THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (Vintage, $14.95)|
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
|7|| A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING|
(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.
|8|| DON'T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT: KNOW YOUR|
VALUES AND FRAME THE DEBATE (Chelsea Green, $10)
By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
|9|| THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: FINAL REPORT|
OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST
ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES (Norton, $10)
|10|| THE BUSH SURVIVAL BIBLE: 250 WAYS TO MAKE|
IT THROUGH THE NEXT FOUR YEARS (Villard, $9.99)
By Gene Stone. Aid for the frustrated and fuming.
|1|| THE BROKER (Doubleday, $27.95). By John Grisham|
The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
|2|| THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)|
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
|3|| STATE OF FEAR (HarperCollins, $27.95)|
By Michael Crichton. Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in order to further their radical agenda.
|4|| THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN|
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
|5|| BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT (Putnam, $26.95)|
By W.E.B. Griffin. In the launch of a new series, a Delta Force major is tapped to investigate a plane's hijacking.
|6|| AFTERBURN (Atria, $24.95). By Zane|
Yardley, a D.C. chiropractor pining away for his local bank teller, Raye, finally marshals the courage to ask her out.
|7|| THE DA VINCI CODE: SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITION|
(Doubleday, $35). By Dan Brown. Hundreds of photos and images supplement the art and cryptology thriller.
|8|| CHAINFIRE (Tor, $29.95). By Terry Goodkind|
The ninth book in Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" fantasy epic featuring Richard and Kahlan.
|9|| I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS (FSG, $28.95)|
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a na´ve freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
|10|| LONDON BRIDGES (Little, Brown, $27.95)|
By James Patterson. Alex Cross's nemesis, the Wolf, aims to extort billions by threatening to annihilate entire cities.
|1|| COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL|
OR SUCCEED (Viking, $29.95). By Jared Diamond
The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
|2|| BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING|
(Little, Brown, $25.95). By Malcolm Gladwell
The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
|3|| AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO|
DEMOCRACY INACTION (Warner, $24.95)
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
|4|| GOD'S POLITICS: WHY THE RIGHT GETS IT WRONG|
AND THE LEFT DOESN'T GET IT
(HarperSanFrancisco, $24.95). By Jim Wallis
|5|| BLOWING MY COVER: MY LIFE AS A CIA SPY|
(Putnam, $22.95). By Lindsay Moran. An espionage career that was rather more drudgery and less James Bond.
|6|| WITNESS: FOR THE PROSECUTION OF SCOTT PETERSON (ReganBooks, $25.95). By Amber Frey. Intimate details from the first blind date to the media-frenzied trial.||3|
|7|| HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON|
(Knopf, $26.95). By Joseph J. Ellis. A biography of the statesman from British army soldier to U.S. president.
|8|| WINNING THE FUTURE: A 21ST CENTURY CONTRACT|
WITH AMERICA (Regnery, $27.95). By Newt Gingrich
Five areas of concern for the new administration.
|9|| JUDGMENT DAYS: LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, MARTIN |
LUTHER KING, JR., AND THE LAWS THAT CHANGED
AMERICA (Houghton Mifflin, $26). By Nick Kotz
|10|| WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW|
CONSERVATIVES WON THE HEART OF AMERICA
(Metropolitan, $24). By Thomas Frank
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended January 23, 2005. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2005 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. Advice and self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)