If you don’t wanna do it, then don’t force yourself. That’s a bad way to learn something. Maybe after you get more comfortable speaking to other people, you’ll find your motivation to read return, but until then I’d take advantage of actually being able to speak to real Japanese natives.
I will say though that I’ve seen at least 90% of the kanji I’ve learned on WK in the wild, so it seems weird that Japanese natives are saying they don’t recognize any of them on your list. Maybe it’s the method of learning that seems strange to them?