Paperback

Fiction

Weeks on Lists

1 Bel Canto [33]

By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

2 The Corrections [14]

By Jonathan Franzen (Picador USA, $15)

3 Empire Falls [34]

By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)

4 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress [4]

By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)

5 Jackdaws [1]

By Ken Follett (Signet, $7.99)

6 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay [42]

By Michael Chabon (Picador USA, $15)

7 The Hours [17]

By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $13)

8 The Millionaires [5]

By Brad Meltzer (Warner, $7.99)

9 Good in Bed [27]

By Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square, $13)

10 Embers [7]

By Sa{acute}ndor Ma{acute}rai (Vintage, $12)

Nonfiction/General

1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. [18]

(Zagat Survey, $11.95)

The fully revised edition of the respected restaurant guide.

2 Fast Food Nation [34]

By Eric Schlosser (HarperCollins, $13.95)

The deleterious effects -- both social and economic -- of fast-food culture.

3 How the Scots Invented the Modern World [9]

By Arthur Herman (Three Rivers, $14.95)

The considerable impact of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment.

4 World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003 [3]

Ed. by Ken Park (World Almanac Education, $11.95)

Up-to-date facts and figures on almost everything imaginable.

5 More George W. Bushisms [7]

Ed. by Jacob Weisberg (Fireside, $9.95)

Slate.com's collection of presidential gaffes and misstatements.

6 John Adams [11]

By David McCullough (Touchstone, $16.95)

The life of our often-overlooked second president.

7 The Onion Ad Nauseam [6]

Ed. by the Onion Staff (Three Rivers, $17)

The third compilation of articles from the satirical newspaper.

8 Lucky [5]

By Alice Sebold (Back Bay, $11.95)

The young novelist's story of rape and recovery.

9 Seabiscuit [29]

By Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine, $15)

A thoroughbred's owner, trainer and jockey guide him to renown.

10 Founding Brothers [40]

By Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage, $14.95)

The lives and debates of the 1790s that shaped the course of history.

Hardcover

Fiction

Weeks on Lists

1 Prey [1]

By Michael Crichton (HarperCollins, $26.95)

2 The Lovely Bones [23]

By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)

3 Four Blind Mice [2]

By James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95)

4 The Christmas Train [4]

By David Baldacci (Warner, $19.95)

5 Life of Pi [7]

By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)

6 The Little Friend [6]

By Donna Tartt (Knopf, $26)

7 Child of My Heart [1]

By Alice McDermott (FSG, $23)

8 You Shall Know Our Velocity [9]

By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)

9 Skipping Christmas [9]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $14.95)

10 Reversible Errors [5]

By Scott Turow (FSG, $28)

Nonfiction/General

1 Bush at War [2]

By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)

The White House's performance in the three months after Sept. 11.

2 Katharine Graham's Washington [6]

(Knopf, $30)

A diverse collection of favorite writings about the capital city.

3 The Conquerors [6]

By Michael R. Beschloss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)

The role of Truman and Roosevelt in reshaping postwar Germany.

4 Portrait of a Killer [3]

By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95)

A meticulous investigation of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

5 Sandy Koufax [6]

By Jane Leavy (HarperCollins, $23.95)

Life of the Brooklyn Dodgers' extraordinary southpaw pitcher.

6 Leadership [7]

By Rudolph W. Giuliani (Miramax, $25.95)

The former NYC mayor reflects on his administrative qualities.

7 Paris 1919 [2]

By Margaret MacMillan (Random House, $35)

The personalities and brinksmanship behind the Treaty of Versailles.

8 My Losing Season [5]

By Pat Conroy (Doubleday, $27.95)

The novelist relates his final basketball season at the Citadel.

9 Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? [3]

By Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (HarperCollins, $27.95)

Industry leader IBM's turnaround from near collapse to record profits.

10 Party Animals: Washington D.C. [4]

By the D.C. Commision on the Arts & Humanities

(Orange Frazer, $24.95). A guide to the popular D.C. street art.