Have you picked up this year's Traverse City READS book yet? The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simonis is the 2012 selection, and the events around the book are stacking up. Simonis will be at the City Opera House on October 30 for an author reception, audience conversation and book signing. Tickets are $17 and may be purchased here, at the door, or at any Traverse Area District Library location, Horizon Books or Brilliant Books in Traverse City. Bonus: On October 9 and October 16 at 1 p.m. at Horizon Shine Café, you can enjoy a gourmet lunch and a book discussion of The Story of Beautiful Girl, moderated by retired educator and local historian and author, Richard Fidler. Tickets are $27 and include the gourmet lunch, book discussion, PLUS a ticket to see Rachel Simon at the City Opera House on October 30. Tickets for the lunch discussion events can be purchased at Horizon Books, 243 East Front Street, 231-946-7290.