#1: Finally Finish War and Peace
So it seems this month is sort of the 150 anniversary of the publication of War and Peace. Sort of.
According to Paris Review, the story was first serialized in 1805, and it was reworked later:
Well, sort of: the first installment of what was then titled 1805 was indeed published in the January 1865 issue of Russkiy Vestnik. It ran in serial form for the next two years. However, Tolstoy wasn’t happy with this version and reworked much of the book—which he called “not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle”—before publishing it as War and Peace in 1869.
Time to get to it. So, I declare, 2015 will be the year I finally finish reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.