Would you read a book just because of the hype?
That depends on the book and what it is about. If its something I'm interested in then I probably will read it which meaning asking my kindle friends if they have it so I can steal it :) Twilight, I wanted to read the books after seeing the first movie came out. I've heard the Hunger Games books are good but I haven't wanted to read them, even again I did see the movie.
I used to read ALOT of a fan fiction, now no so much anymore. I did read Fifty Shades of Gray when it was fan fiction and I'll admit I did read the first book and still didn't care for it again.