Reading Fiction Works by Teachers - Loisir (Leisure) and Necessity


  • Larisa Casangiu University Ovidius of Constanta
  • Mariana Norel
Keywords: must reading; teachers; need; necessity; self-/other’s development.


The benefits of reading fiction are today unquestionable. Numerous studies show this. Reading fiction can be a form of therapy, a special way to meet and understand others, to develop the empathy, to improve thinking and creativity, to avoid / release stress, to risk less to suffer Alzheimer’s disease, to open one’s mind, to improve capacity of communication, to feel happier, to be more informed, to learn more and more. 

The extent to which these things happen is variable. What is appropriate for an IT guy or for a lawyer is not usually/necessarily suitable for a teacher. 

The present article aims to provide some benchmarks regarding books that every teacher should read. At the same time, we will present a taxonomy and an example of the works that a teacher is due to read, both to guide the career beginner to organize their reading, and for those tempted to become teachers.

Author Biography

Mariana Norel

Transilvania University of Brasov