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McEvoy's Top Ten Lists

The Homepage, Poetry & Artwork of Steven R. McEvoy
and other lists of books read and movies seen.

This is my homepage but most of my web presence is on my blog, Book Reviews and More. It is a collection of my published and unpublished writing, mostly book reviews, with a few articles and reflection's. If you want to poke around here the key sections are Poetry, Artwork, and Lists or return Home.

Why you might ask yourself would Steven Richard McEvoy have a Top Ten List Page, and to be honest it would be a good question. The reason I would do such a thing is because it is an exercise I do about once a year. I sit and review my life, and make lists of my favorite movies, books, authors ... and this helps me to evaluate my life where it is at, where it is going, and what I am interested in helps in that endeavour. I often get asked for book recommendations. So I have gone through my old lists of books read and movies seen and made favorite lists for as far back as I have records. There are some books I read over and over again. Just like some movies that i watch again and again and again. that is why some Titles, movies, or authors appear again and again. (Jan 2005 I have broken this page into a series of sub-pages so that it is easier to navigate. On the complete book list page I have added links to all the reviews I have written.)


Books That Will Change Your Life
The Way, Furrow, The Forge - St. Josemaria Escriva
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
Bench Press - Sven Linqvist
Jacob the Baker - Noah benShea
As you Think - James Allen
Infected Christianity - Alan Davies
The Skull Measurer's Mistake - Sven Lindqvist
Dead Man Walking - Sr. Helen Prejean
Waking the Dead - John Eldredge
Life By Design - Tod Duncan
The Journey from Success to Significance - John C. Maxwell
Life After God - Douglas Coupland
Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
Anam Cara - John O'Donohue

Top Sci-Fi Movies
Lord of The Rings
Alien Quintet
Blade Runner
Fantasia 2000
Babylon 5
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Moon 44

Most Moving Movies
The Mission
The Power of One
The Man Without a Face
The Shawshank Redemption
With Honours
School Ties
ChainDance (AKA Common Bonds)[Worth Tracking Down]
Cry Freedom
Dead Poet's Society
Dead Man Walking
Girl Interupted
Last of the Mohicans
By the Sword
Theory of Flight
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
Hamlet (Mel Gibson)

Most Fun Movies
Boondock Saints
John Carpenter's Vampires
Ferris Bueller's Day off
Gone in 60 Seconds
James Bond (Any)
Men With Brooms
The Nightemare Before Christmas
Toy Story
Lethal Weapon Quintet

Top Ten Works of Fiction
Lord of the Rings   - J. R. R. Tolkien
Watership Down  -Richard Adams
The Reckoning   -James Bryon Huggins
Jhereg   -Steven Brust
The Alchemist   -Paulo Coelho
The Final Planet   -Andrew M. Geeley
God Game   -Andrew M. Greeley
The Singer Trilogy   -Calvin Miller
An Alien at Saint Wilfrids   -Adrian Plass
Chronicles of a Curate   -Fred Secombe
Falling Sideways   -Tom Holt

Top Ten Non-Fiction
Body for Life   - Bill Pillips
SAS Fitness   - Barry Davies
Living the Goodlife   - David Patchell-Evans
How to get Better Grades   - Steven Douglas, Al Jenssen
The Education of Little Tree   - Forrest Carter
The Art of War   - Sun Tzu (James Clavell Translation)
The Skull Measurer's Mistake - Sven Lindqvist
Way of the Peaceful Warrior   - Dan Millman
Pumping Ions   - Tom Wujec
The Complete Hoyle - Hoyle
Sly Moves - Sylvester Stalllone

Top Ten Theological/Religious Books
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander  - Thomas Merton
An Interupted Life   - Etty Hillesm
Walking on Water   - Madeleine L'Engle
The Spirit of the Disciplines   - Dallas Willard
The View from a Monastary   - Brother Benet Tvedten
A Cloistered Walk   - Kathleen Norris
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers   - Ward & Anthony
Tales of a Magic Monastery   - Theophane the Monk
Waking the Dead - John Eldredge
Heretic Blood   - Michael W. Higgins
Mentoring   -Bob Biehl

Top Ten Children's Books
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Silverwing   -Kenneth Oppel
Dust   -Arthur Slade
Tuck Everlasting   -Natalie Babbit
Figs & Phantoms  -Ellen Raskin
Devil on My Back   -Monica Hughes
A Wizard of Earthsea   - Ursula LeGuin
An Acceptable Time   -Madeliene L'Engle
The Wind in the Willows   -Kenneth Grahame
Narnia   -C.S. Lewis
The Giver   -Lois Lowry

Top Ten Bands/Performers
Bif Naked
The Wyrd Sisters
David Abramsky
Chris Lizotte
Ozzy Osborne
Paul Gross
George Thorogood
David Wilcox


"A book is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

Gwen Horscrof

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