|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|| 3RD DEGREE (Warner, $7.99). By James Patterson &|
Andrew Gross. Terrorist acts jolt San Francisco and compel the Women's Murder Club to investigate.
|3|| 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.
|4|| 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.
|5|| ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
|6|| THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.||31|
|7|| SEIZE THE NIGHT (St. Martin's, $6.99)|
By Sherrilyn Kenyon. Vampire hunter Tabitha and Dark-Hunter Valerius spar with Daemons and each other.
|8|| DANCE WITH ME (Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice|
Romance blossoms between two former NYC residents who, for family reasons, have returned to their rural hometown.
|9|| THE SECOND CHAIR (Signet, $7.99). By John Lescroart|
A teenager on trial for a double homicide brings attorney Dismas Hardy and cop Abe Glitsky together again.
|10|| THE CALHOUNS: CATHERINE, AMANDA AND LILAH|
(Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts. Tales of passion involving three sisters and their ancestral Maine estate.
|1|| READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)|
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
|2|| A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING|
(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular look at science's grandest achievements.
|3|| 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.
|4|| 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.
|5|| 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.
|6|| THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: FINAL REPORT|
OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST
ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES (Norton, $10)
|7|| ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)|
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
|8|| GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)|
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
|9|| TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)|
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
|10|| GHOST WARS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA,|
AFGHANISTAN, AND BIN LADEN ... TO SEPT. 10, 2001
(Penguin, $16). By Steve Coll. Covert machinations.
|1|| STATE OF FEAR (HarperCollins, $27.95)|
By Michael Crichton. Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in the hope of furthering their radical agenda.
|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|| THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN|
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
|4|| THE DA VINCI CODE: SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITION|
(Doubleday, $35). By Dan Brown. Hundreds of photos and images supplement the art and cryptology thriller.
|5|| 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.
|6|| I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS (FSG, $28.95)|
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a nażve freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
|7|| NIGHT FALL (Warner, $26.95). By Nelson DeMille|
Anti-terrorist expert John Corey is compelled to reassess the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island.
|8|| BLACK WIND (Putnam, $27.95). By Clive Cussler &|
Dirk Cussler. Dirk Pitt (Sr. & Jr.) rally to avert a biochemical attack on the U.S. meant to incriminate Japan.
|9|| BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT (Putnam, $26.95)|
By W.E.B. Griffin. In this launch of a new series, a Delta Force major is tapped to investigate a plane's hijacking.
|10|| A SALTY PIECE OF LAND (Little, Brown, $27.95)|
By Jimmy Buffett. The mystery of a Caribbean lighthouse's lost lens spices up tour guide Tully Mars's carefree days.
|1|| AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO|
DEMOCRACY INACTION (Warner, $24.95)
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
|2|| HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON|
(Knopf, $26.95). By Joseph J. Ellis. A biography of the statesman from British army soldier to U.S. president.
|3|| COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL|
OR SUCCEED (Viking, $29.95). By Jared Diamond
The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
|4|| CHRONICLES: VOLUME ONE (Simon & Schuster, $24)|
By Bob Dylan. The singer/songwriter contemplates pivotal moments in his life and artistic evolution.
|5|| WHEN WILL JESUS BRING THE PORK CHOPS?|
(Hyperion, $23.95). By George Carlin. The comedian's mocking riffs on America's political and social climate.
|6|| FAITHFUL: TWO DIEHARD REDSOX FANS CHRONICLE|
THE HISTORIC 2004 SEASON (Scribner, $26)
By Stewart O'Nan & Stephen King. Baseball fever.
|7|| WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW|
CONSERVATIVES WON THE HEART OF AMERICA
(Metropolitan, $24). By Thomas Frank
|8|| HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL (IF YOU MUST)|
(Crown Forum, $26.95). By Ann Coulter. The conservative pundit sizes up the American political scene.
|9|| WILL IN THE WORLD: HOW SHAKESPEARE|
BECAME SHAKESPEARE (Norton, $26.95)
By Stephen Greenblatt. National Book Award nominee.
|10|| THE PENTAGON'S NEW MAP: WAR AND PEACE|
IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Putnam, $26.95)
By Thomas P.M. Barnett. Globalism's security role.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended January 2, 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. The advice & miscellaneous list below reflects sales from 11/01/04 - 1/02/05.)