Our social media timelines have been overwhelmed lately by quotes and reviews about ما وراء الطبيعة the series of books written by the legendary Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. The books are now turned into a series and are now being screened on international streaming platforms.

And since we have witnessed a number of books that made it from papers to screens, we thought of highlighting the top 5 that had quite a buzz on social media.

Give it a look and let us know which type you are? A book reader or a series/movie watcher?

1 ) Paranormal - ما وراء الطبيعة

paranormal series on netflix. Book by Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, series directed by Amr Salama. Blog written by CIC - Canadian International College

Paranormal is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s supernatural book series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa.

In the 1960s, the series, packed with mystery and suspense, depicts the adventures of PARANORMAL leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events.


2) El Feel El Azra2 - الفيل الأزرق

After five years of elective isolation, Dr Yahya goes back to working at the Abbasiya Hospital for Mental Health, only to find a surprise awaiting him. There, he meets an old friend whose fate suddenly becomes in Yahya’s hands.In this book, novelist Ahmad Mourad takes us on an exciting journey, exploring the deepest and strangest mysteries of the human soul.

El Feel El Azra2, released in 2014, stars Karim Abdel Aziz, Khaled El Sawy, Nelly

Karim, and Mohamed Mamdouh. Earlier this year, a sequel for the movie dropped,

adding Hend Sabri and Eyad Nassar to the cast, and broke box office records.

The Blue Elephant - الفيل الازرق Film starring Karim Abdelaziz, Nelly Karim, Eyad Nassar.. Blog written by CIC - Canadian International College


3) Hepta - هيبتا

hepta Movie starring Dina Al-Sherbiny, Ahmed Malek, Maged El-Kidwany.. Blog written by CIC - Canadian International College

Psychologist, Dr Shukri Mukhtar, decides to give a lecture to answer one of the most important central questions; how does love happen? In his lecture, he explains the seven stages of love through four different love stories with their twists and turns. Hepta was released in 2016, starring Maged El Kedwany, Amr Youssef, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raies, Ahmed Dawood, Ahmed Malek, Jamila Awad, and Nelly Karim.


4) La Totfe2 El Shams - لا تطفئ الشمس

La totfe2 el shams, لا تطفئ الشمس series, starring Amina Khalil, Taysoon, Ahmed Malek, Mervat Amin. Blog written by CIC - Canadian International College

The novel tells the story of a woman who lost her husband and was left with five sons, each of them with their stories and problems. The mother stands strong, raising them with the help of the oldest son, who controls many of their fateful decisions.

A film was first released in 1961, starring Nadia Lutfi, Faten Hamama, Ahmed Ramzy, Shokry Sarhan, and Emad Hamdy. A modern adaptation followed in 2017, as a TV series. The latter starred Mervat Amin, Mohamed Mamdouh, Riham Abdelghafour, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Malek, and Jamila Awad.


5) Bedaya w Nehaya - بداية و نهاية

Novel by Naguib Mahfouz. Blog written by CIC - Canadian International College

After the father’s death, the bereaved family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter, find themselves without a breadwinner, and each of them takes a different path. The elder brother Hassan turns to drugs, the middle child Hussein graduates from the police academy, while their sister Nafisa works in prostitution behind her family’s back. Bedaya w Nehaya the film was released in 1960, starring Sanaa Gamil, Amina Rizk, Omar Sharif, and Farid Shawky.


Which of those 5 novels have you read/watched? And which is your favorite? Share with us your opinion in the comment?