Weeks on List
1 Bel Canto 
By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
Attendees of a recital become hostages to a terrorist group.
2 Empire Falls 
By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)
Lives converge at a diner -- the social nucleus of a Maine town.
3 The Corrections 
By Jonathan Franzen (Picador USA, $15)
A complex, comic portrait of one Midwestern family's dysfunction.
4 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 
By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)
Victims of China's Cultural Revolution rely on literature to survive.
5 Jackdaws 
By Ken Follett (Signet, $7.99)
A daring attempt to sabotage a German phone exchange prior to D-Day.
6 The Hours 
By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $15)
The lives of three women, all linked by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."
7 Good in Bed 
By Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square, $13)
A tell-all column by an ex-boyfriend turns a woman's life topsy-turvy.
8 Into the Night 
By Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine, $6.99)
Terrorists plot to assassinate the president at a Calif. naval base.
9 My Name Is Red 
By Orhan Pamuk (Vintage, $14.95)
A tale of murder and romance set in 16th-century Turkey.
10 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 
By Michael Chabon (Picador USA, $15)
A comic book's success alters the lives of its creators.
1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. 
(Zagat Restaurant Survey, $11.95)
2 World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003 
Ed. by Ken Park (World Almanac Education, $11.95)
3 More George W. Bushisms 
Ed. by Jacob Weisberg (Fireside, $9.95)
4 The Onion Ad Nauseam 
Ed. by the Onion Staff (Three Rivers, $17)
5 Seabiscuit 
By Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine, $15)
6 How the Scots Invented the Modern World 
By Arthur Herman (Three Rivers, $14.95)
7 John Adams 
By David McCullough (Touchstone, $16.95)
8 Holidays On Ice 
By David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $8.95)
9 The Elements of Style (4th ed.) 
By William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White (Allyn & Bacon, $7.95)
10 The Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 
(Encylopaedia Britannica, $9.95)
Weeks on List
1 Prey 
By Michael Crichton (HarperCollins, $26.95)
Nanoparticles escape a desert lab and begin an alarming evolution.
2 The Lovely Bones 
By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)
A teenager's murder elicits diverse reactions from friends and family.
3 The Christmas Train 
By David Baldacci (Warner, $19.95)
A cross-country train trip brings a journalist unexpected rewards.
4 Life of Pi 
By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)
Shipwrecked with a tiger, a boy relies on his imagination to survive.
5 Skipping Christmas 
By John Grisham (Doubleday, $14.95)
A jaded couple's plan to take a holiday cruise goes awry.
6 Hornet Flight 
By Ken Follett (Dutton, $26.95)
A Danish youth attempts to alert the British to a German radar site.
7 Four Blind Mice 
By James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95)
Homicidal army vets frame innocent soldiers for brutal murders.
8 You Shall Know Our Velocity 
By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)
Two friends careen across Africa in a quest to give away cash.
9 The Little Friend 
By Donna Tartt (Knopf, $26)
A precocious 12-year-old vows to solve her brother's murder.
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 Party Animals: Washington, D.C. 
By the D.C. Commision on the Arts & Humanities
(Orange Frazer, $24.95)
4 Leadership 
By Rudolph W. Giuliani (Miramax, $25.95)
5 Who Moved My Cheese? 
By Spencer Johnson (Putnam, $19.95)
6 The Conquerors 
By Michael R. Beschloss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)
7 Stupid White Men 
By Michael Moore (ReganBooks, $24.95)
8 My Losing Season 
By Pat Conroy (Doubleday, $27.95)
9 Live from New York 
By Tom Shales & James A. Miller (Little, Brown, $25.95)
10 Portrait of a Killer 
By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95)