It's time to pack your holiday reading. While you want to keep the suitcase light you might not want your reading to be lightweight. As well as biographies of Paul McCartney and Prince to keep music fans happy, there is also an unsettling and minutely detailed dissection of Hitler by Volker Ullrich to get your teeth into.

And there are notable thrillers, including the eerie Try Not To Breathe, plus a fascinating history of genetics. We've gone through books by the yard so that you don't have to - so read on for IBTimes UK's pick of the best summer reads.