Weeks on Lists
1 The Corrections 
By Jonathan Franzen (Picador USA, $15)
A complex, comic portrait of one Midwestern family's dysfunction.
2 Bel Canto 
By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
Attendees of a recital become hostages to a terrorist group.
3 Empire Falls 
By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)
Lives converge at a diner -- the social nucleus of a Maine town.
4 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 
By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)
Victims of China's Cultural Revolution rely on literature to survive.
5 The Hours 
By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $13)
The lives of three women, all linked by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."
6 Total Recall 
By Sara Paretsky (Dell, $7.99)
Warshawski tackles insurance fraud and a case of recovered identity.
7 The Millionaires 
By Brad Meltzer (Warner, $7.99)
Two brothers' plot to swipe money from a private bank goes awry.
8 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 
By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)
A Botswana native sets up her country's first gumshoe agency.
9 My Name Is Red 
By Orhan Pamuk (Vintage, $14.95)
A tale of murder and romance in 16th-century Turkey.
10 Good in Bed 
By Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square, $13)
A tell-all column by an ex-boyfriend turns a woman's life topsy-turvy.
1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. 
(Zagat Restaurant Survey, $11.95)
2 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution 
By Robert C. Atkins (Quill, $13.95; Avon, $7.99)
3 Founding Brothers 
By Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage, $14.95)
4 John Adams 
By David McCullough (Touchstone, $16.95)
5 How the Scots Invented the Modern World 
By Arthur Herman (Three Rivers, $14.95)
6 More George W. Bushisms 
Ed. by Jacob Weisberg (Fireside, $9.95)
7 Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot 
By Richard M. Restak (Three Rivers, $12)
8 The Onion Ad Nauseam 
Ed. by the Onion Staff (Three Rivers, $17)
9 Lucky 
By Alice Sebold (Back Bay, $11.95)
10 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 
By Dave Eggers (Vintage, $13)
Weeks on Lists
1 Four Blind Mice 
By James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95)
Army vets commit a string of murders to frame certain soldiers.
2 The Lovely Bones 
By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)
A teenager's murder elicits diverse reactions from friends and family.
3 Life of Pi 
By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)
Shipwrecked with a tiger, a boy relies on his imagination to survive.
4 You Shall Know Our Velocity 
By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)
Two friends careen across Africa in a quest to give away cash.
5 The Little Friend 
By Donna Tartt (Knopf, $26)
A precocious 12-year-old vows to find her brother's murderer.
6 I Don't Know How She Does It 
By Allison Pearson (Knopf, $23)
Kate Reddy juggles work and home with great skill and wit.
7 Reversible Errors 
By Scott Turow (FSG, $28)
A surprise confession complicates a death-row inmate's last-minute appeal.
8 The Christmas Train 
By David Baldacci (Warner, $19.95)
A cross-country train trip brings a reporter unexpected rewards.
9 Skipping Christmas 
By John Grisham (Doubleday, $14.95)
A jaded couple spend the Christmas holiday on a cruise.
10 Baudolino 
By Umberto Eco (Harcourt, $27)
In 12th-century Europe, a silver-tongued youth seeks a fabled land.
1 Bush at War 
By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)
2 Katharine Graham's Washington 
3 Portrait of a Killer 
By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95)
4 Sandy Koufax 
By Jane Leavy (HarperCollins, $23.95)
5 Who Moved My Cheese? 
By Spencer Johnson (Putnam, $19.95)
6 An Army at Dawn 
By Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt, $30)
7 The Conquerors 
By Michael R. Beschloss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)
8 The Threatening Storm 
By Kenneth M. Pollack (Random House, $25.95)
9 Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? 
By Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (HarperCollins, $27.95)
10 American 
By Chris Matthews (Free Press, $25)