*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction
*--* 1 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A scholar uncovers a vendetta against the Catholic Church.
2 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador: $15) A Greek family embraces the American dream.
3 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harvest Books: $14) A boy shares a lifeboat with a tiger on a harrowing trip.
4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
5 Key of Light by Nora Roberts (Jove: $7.99) A gallery manager's quest to free the souls of three ancient demigoddesses.
6 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (HarperTorch: $7.99) A girl's murder causes three friends to confront their pasts.
7 The Human Stain by Philip Roth (Vintage: $14.95) Sex and scandal surround an aging faculty dean.
8 Reversible Errors by Scott Turow (Warner: $7.99) An attorney uncovers new twists in a 10-year-old murder case.
9 Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (Penguin: $13) An outcast professor seeks refuge on a South African farm.
10 Three Junes by Julia Glass (Anchor: $14) A Scottish family comes together over three summers.
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Nonfiction
*--* 1 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins (Quill: $13.95) Shed pounds with a low-carb diet.
2 Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (Broadway: $15) Restoring a cozy home in glorious Italy.
3 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller (Random House: $13.95) An African childhood.
4 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter (Techpress: $15.95) Fiscal parenting.
5 Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley: $7.99) Cracking the unsolved case of Jack the Ripper.
6 Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich (Free Press: $14) A blackjack team from MIT bests the casinos in Las Vegas.
7 The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent et al. (Dell: $7.99) A revisionist history of Jesus Christ.
8 What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi E. Murkoff et al. (Workman: $13.95) The ABCs of pregnancy.
9 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know by American Heritage (Houghton Mifflin: $4.95)
10 My Point and I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres (Bantam: $6.99) Ramblings from the acclaimed comic.