Perhaps it's due to the way movies and television programs portray bookworms, but people who like to read are often portrayed as socially awkward. While I could write an entire post dedicated to solely how wrong and irriatating these stereotypes are, I shall instead share an article I found recently. A recent study shows that reading fiction can actually improve your social skills, as opposed to most notions of social roles.
So while it's entirely possible for fiction lovers to be shy and appear to lack some social skills, it's also possible that they've developed a great ability to empathize with others that isn't entirely apparent. If you're a bit shy and love to read fiction, the good news is that you might be more socially adept than you realize.
How Reading Improves Your Social Life | Psychology Today