Recently Read: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

book cover for Sonia SotomayorIn case you’re looking for a good book to read, I thought I’d share one. My Beloved World by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is one of the best.

My mother and I both happened to be reading it at the same time, so it was fun being able to talk about it with her. This would be an excellent choice for a book club.  My Beloved World is quick moving and reads more like a novel. I was drawn in from page one and glued until the end.

My impression of her after reading the book is that I admire her even more. From her youngest days, she had a strong survival extinct and believed in a vision for her future. Her struggle with Type 1 diabetes had a lot to do with it. We learn about her family, friends and close ties that she forms with so many people over the years.

She has a certain joy and fun that made me and my mom both feel like we’d love to hang out with her! Her compassion, intelligence, life and work experiences all run so deep that it makes me so grateful that Sonia Sotomayor is on our Supreme Court. I took the book out of the library and had to return it, but would like to read it again. My Beloved World is a book to buy and have for future reference.

Terry Gross interviewed Sotomayor about her book and life on Fresh Air and you can listen online to learn a bit more.

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