Okay! I made a decision. My pick wasn't even on my radar before yesterday, but after seeing the amount of interest and reading the synopsis I chose The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss. I also treated myself to Storm Front, which I intended to read, anyway.
The fact, however, that previous votes did in fact influence my decision, reminds me to renew the "blind vote" suggestion that was brought forth last month.