Before you start to tire of this scorching summer heat and the apparently bottomless bowls of strawberries and cream, take a moment to remember that the nights begin drawing in from Sunday. Hey, I’m not trying to depress you, honest! I’m simply preparing you for what follows all that summer solstice tomfoolery. But, you may have a point – it is far too early to be turning our thoughts towards autumn, when surely most of us are still looking forward to our summer holidays. And, for literary types, in between figuring out which factor sunscreen we need and whether five pairs of flip flops is four pairs too many, the most important packing-related question remains: what books am I going to take with me?