I finished The Search For Lost Time. It was a great read (I could add a score of adjectives, most of them positive). I'm not sure exactly how long it took but in a rare outing to Google+ last year I posted this. I read the second and third volumes at more or less the same pace as the first. So if my maths is correct I ought to have started sometime around.... December 2012?
This is a good short appetite-whetter if you're thinking of diving in: Can Proust Really Change Your Life? Possibly not, but it will surely enhance it.
I've resolved to read some short novels next, and to that end asked for recommendations on those micro-blogging sites. Here's a list of what the kind people said:
Though not, unfortunately, a copy with this magnificent cover.