Know too little to read, but

Honestly, grammar is going to be the biggest hurdle for reading, more so than kanji. Of course, the more vocabulary you have, the easier it is to piece together grammar, but getting a good starting basis with some grammar resources will get you in a better position to start reading. What are you doing on that front?

A good place to start reading early on is to tackle graded readers. They are designed to let you try reading from day one, but even they usually require at least some basic grammar study.

We do have book clubs here on the forums, like the Absolute Beginner’s Book Club, which doesn’t really require kanji knowledge because we always try to make sure we have picks that have furigana for easier look-ups. The benefit of using this club is there is an active community of people who are willing to help you no matter what your level, but the drawback there is since it is natural Japanese (that is, Japanese content intended for Japanese natives), the picks aren’t going to be as easy as a graded reader or textbook Japanese, and grammar is usually the biggest struggle (at least early on).

Grammar resources like BunPro, YouTube channels (Japanese Ammo with Misa, CureDolly, Comprehensible Japanese), or Tae Kim (with a grain of salt that some of his descriptions aren’t perfect) would be my biggest recommendation to start, and then once you start feeling a little bit like you have a good basis, joining the book clubs here to get the pattern exposure that will be necessary to cement what you are learning.