Weeks on Lists
1 Bel Canto 
By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
2 The Corrections 
By Jonathan Franzen (Picador USA, $15)
3 Portrait in Sepia 
By Isabel Allende (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
4 Empire Falls 
By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)
5 The Millionaires 
By Brad Meltzer (Warner, $7.99)
6 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 
By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)
7 Good in Bed 
By Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square, $13)
8 Hateship, Friendship, Courtship
Loveship, Marriage 
By Alice Munro (Vintage, $14)
9 The Hours 
By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $13)
10 White Oleander 
By Janet Fitch (Back Bay, $13.95)
1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. 
(Zagat Survey, $11.95)
The fully revised edition of the respected restaurant guide.
2 Lucky 
By Alice Sebold (Back Bay, $11.95)
The young novelist's story of rape and recovery.
3 How the Scots Invented the Modern World 
By Arthur Herman (Three Rivers, $14.95)
The considerable impact of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment.
4 More George W. Bushisms 
Ed. by Jacob Weisberg (Fireside, $9.95)
Slate.com's collection of presidential gaffes and misstatements.
5 World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003 
Ed. by Ken Park (World Almanac Education, $11.95)
Up-to-date facts and figures on almost everything imaginable.
6 John Adams 
By David McCullough (Touchstone, $16.95)
The life of our often-overlooked second president.
7 Nickel and Dimed 
By Barbara Ehrenreich (Owl, $13)
A writer reports on the working poor by joining their ranks.
8 Founding Brothers 
By Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage, $14.95)
The lives and debates of the 1790s that shaped the course of history.
9 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 
By Dave Eggers (Vintage, $13)
The author, at 22, becomes the guardian of his 8-year-old brother.
10 The Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 
(Encyclopaedia Brittanica, $9.95)
The 2003 edition of Britannica's first-ever almanac.
Weeks on Lists
1 The Lovely Bones 
By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)
2 Life of Pi 
By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)
3 I Don't Know How She Does It 
By Allison Pearson (Knopf, $23)
4 The Christmas Train 
By David Baldacci (Warner, $19.95)
5 Reversible Errors 
By Scott Turow (FSG, $28)
6 The Little Friend 
By Donna Tartt (Knopf, $26)
7 You Shall Know Our Velocity 
By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)
8 Baudolino 
By Umberto Eco (Harcourt, $27)
9 The Glorious Cause 
By Jeff Shaara (Ballantine, $27.95)
10 Chesapeake Blue 
By Nora Roberts (Putnam, $25.95)
1 Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper,
Case Closed 
By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95)
The bestselling author's methodical efforts to solve the crime.
2 Katharine Graham's Washington 
A diverse collection of favorite writings about the capital city.
3 Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?:
Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround 
By Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (HarperCollins, $39.95)
4 Leadership 
By Rudolph W. Giuliani (Miramax, $25.95)
The former NYC mayor reflects on his administrative qualities.
5 American 
By Chris Matthews (Free Press, $25)
A passionate paean to what makes us distinctly American.
6 My Losing Season 
By Pat Conroy (Doubleday, $27.95)
The novelist reflects on his final basketball season at the Citadel.
7 The Threatening Storm 
By Kenneth M. Pollack (Random House, $25.95)
An analysis of U.S. policy toward Iraq and a call for invasion.
8 The Conquerors 
By Michael R. Beschloss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)
The role of Truman and Roosevelt in reshaping postwar Germany.
9 Live from New York 
By Tom Shales & James A. Miller (Little, Brown, $25.95)
The intimate, behind-the-scenes story of "Saturday Night Live."
10 Party Animals, Washington, D.C. 
By the D.C. Commission of Arts & Humanities (Orange Frazer, $25). A guide to the popular D.C. street art.