His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
This one is TOTALLY out of my normal reading tastes, but in the interest of giving the 2017 reading challenge my all, I thought I'd make an attempt at it. The cover indicates that Stephen King found it 'Terifically entertaining," not that I believe all the author recommendations found on book covers.
It will fulfill the "book involving a mythical creature" category. It would also fulfill the "book with a red spine" which I kind of fudged on last week, but no way was I going to count it for a red spine and then have to read an additional mythical creature story.
And in the interest of full disclosure, I am still working my way through Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch.